Pauline Dépinay

Associate, London



Pauline Dépinay is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Group in London and her practice is focused in international arbitration. Pauline acts for clients from various sectors and has been involved in arbitrations under most major institutional rules, as well as in dispute adjudication board proceedings and expert determinations.

Prior to joining White & Case in London, Pauline trained at the Firm's Paris office and with several international law firms in Paris, Singapore and Shanghai, where she also gained experience in international investment law and corporate law.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Paris Bar
ESSEC Business School
National University of Singapore
Master I, French Law and Common Law
University of Paris Nanterre
English Law and French Law
University of Essex


Representing the main contractor on one of the world's largest infrastructure projects in a series of related ICC arbitrations and DAB proceedings worth in excess of $1 billion.

Representing a national energy company in Eastern Europe in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a nuclear power plant.

Representing a Finnish technology company in a SIAC arbitration relating to the acquisition of an Indian technology company.

Representing a Pakistani drinks manufacturer in a multi-million pound dispute before the English High Court in connection with a licensing agreement..


'Proving' the Contents of the Applicable Substantive Law(s), in The Application of Substantive Law by International Arbitrators - Dossier XI of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, 2014, p. 31, (co-author with Phillip Capper and Kristina Ljungström)

Récusation des arbitres et indépendance des barristers : la fin de l’exception anglaise ?, Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage / The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2012-3, p. 597, (co-author with Michael Polkinghorne)