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Mr. Friedland is a New York-based partner in White & Case's top-ranked International Arbitration practice. A renowned practitioner, he advises clients as lead counsel and serves as arbitrator in high-stakes commercial and investment disputes around the world.
"The 'enormously respected' Mr. Friedland earns praise for his extensive experience: 'He's excellent, very well prepared and very smart'" (Chambers USA 2019). Clients describe him as "a go-to on major international arbitrations," adding: "nobody knows how to present a case better than Paul." (Chambers USA 2017). Mr. Friedland has been repeatedly ranked as a Band 1 practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and by other major legal directories.
Mr. Friedland, "one of the most respected advocates on the international scene" and "one of the leading lawyers in the world" (Chambers Global 2014), served as global head of the Firm's International Arbitration practice group from 2002 to 2019, during which time the group became the world's largest and top-ranked international arbitration practice globally.
Mr. Friedland's leadership positions include: American Arbitration Association (Executive Committee, 2011-14; Chair of Law Committee, 2008-14; Chair of Subcommittee on ICDR Rules revision, 2013-14, International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee Co-Chair, 2014-15), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Court member, 2013-19), and LCIA (Court member, 2006-10).
A frequent writer and speaker on international arbitration topics, Mr. Friedland is the author of Arbitration Clauses for International Contracts, described as a "must-have for all practitioners working in the burgeoning field of international arbitration" (New York Law Journal, April 2008).
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