Biography | Jan Paulsson

Jan Paulsson | Biography

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.Jan Paulsson is co-head of the arbitration and public international law groups at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in many hundreds of international arbitrations, conducted notably under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, LCIA, AAA and the Stockholm Institute.  He also acted as ad hoc arbitrator at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Nagano and Sydney.  In addition, he has acted before public international law tribunals, including the International Court of Justice.

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Jan is President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, President of the Administrative Tribunals of the OECD and the EBRD, Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a board member of the AAA.  He is a former President of the London Court of International Arbitration and the World Bank Administrative Tribunal.

 

Jan holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair and is head of a graduate programme in international arbitration at the School of Law of the University of Miami.  He is also a Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.

 

He is the author of several textbooks and numerous articles on the subject of international arbitration, in particular the standard reference work International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration (3rd edition 2000) which he co-authored with Messrs. W.L. Craig and W.W. Park, and his monograph Denial of Justice in International Law which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.

 

Jan holds degrees from Harvard College, Yale Law School (where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal) and the University of Paris.  He is a US-qualified attorney and an Avocat à la Cour in France.  He speaks English, French, Spanish and Swedish.

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