Extract from 2012 International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration LawyersJan Paulsson headed the international arbitration practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 1993 to 2013 and now holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami and practises alone as advocate and arbitrator. He has acted in over 500 arbitrations in Europe, Asia, the US and Africa notably under the rules of the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and the Stockholm Institute. He has also acted before public international law tribunals with respect to boundary disputes, including the International Court of Justice.
He is currently president of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. He has served as president of the London Court of International Arbitration and the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and vice-president of the ICC Court of Arbitration. Among numerous publications, he is author of Denial of Justice in International Law (2005) and co-author of the leading commentary International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration (3rd ed, 2000). His latest book, The Idea of Arbitration, will be published in early 2014 by Oxford University Press.
He was educated at Harvard College, Yale Law School (where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal) and the University of Paris. He speaks English, French, Swedish and Spanish.
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