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The Public International Law practice at Herbert Smith Freehills now has over 20 partners advising on PIL matters.  The team is spread across the globe from New York, through London, Brussels and Paris, to Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo.

The practice is well-known for its expertise in investment disputes, but has an increasingly distinguished practice in State to State matters, including international boundary disputes, treaty disputes and inter-governmental negotiations.

We are currently acting for six sovereign States in a number of PIL-related matters, and have six active Investment Treaty arbitrations in which we are representing a mix of host States and investors. Significant clients have included the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Tunisia, Italy, Costa Rica, Mongolia, South Korea and the International Seabed Authority, as well as bp, Chevron, Rio Tinto, and CNPC. 

London

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Craig Tevendale

Partner, London

Craig Tevendale
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Andrew Cannon

Partner, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and of Public International Law, London

Andrew Cannon
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Mike McClure KC

Partner, Global Co-Chair of Korea Group, London

Mike McClure KC
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Christian Leathley

Partner, Co-Head of the Latin America Group, Co-Head of the Public International Law Group, US Head of International Arbitration, London

Christian Leathley
Hannah Ambrose photo

Hannah Ambrose

Partner, London

Hannah Ambrose
Charlie Morgan photo

Charlie Morgan

Partner, London

Charlie Morgan
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Louise Barber

Of Counsel (Australia), London

Louise Barber
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Vanessa Naish

Professional Support Consultant, London

Vanessa Naish

Brussels

Lode Van Den Hende photo

Lode Van Den Hende

Partner, Brussels

Lode Van Den Hende

Paris

Clément Dupoirier photo

Clément Dupoirier

Partner, Paris

Clément Dupoirier
Thierry Tomasi photo

Thierry Tomasi

Partner, Paris

Thierry Tomasi
Laurence Franc-Menget photo

Laurence Franc-Menget

Partner, Paris

Laurence Franc-Menget
Emily Fox photo

Emily Fox

Partner, Paris

Emily Fox

Frankfurt

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Dr Patricia Nacimiento

Partner, Germany

Dr Patricia Nacimiento
Dr Bajar Scharaw LL.M. photo

Dr Bajar Scharaw LL.M.

Counsel, Germany

Dr Bajar Scharaw LL.M.

Dusseldorf

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Catrice Gayer

Partner, Düsseldorf

Catrice Gayer

Madrid

Eduardo Soler Tappa photo

Eduardo Soler Tappa

Managing Partner, Madrid

Eduardo Soler Tappa
Javier de Carvajal photo

Javier de Carvajal

Partner, Madrid

Javier de Carvajal
Jaime de San Román photo

Jaime de San Román

Partner, Madrid

Jaime de San Román
Manuel Rivero photo

Manuel Rivero

Of Counsel, Madrid

Manuel Rivero
Paulino Fajardo photo

Paulino Fajardo

Regional Head of Dispute Resolution EMEA, Madrid

Paulino Fajardo
Risteard de Paor photo

Risteard de Paor

Of Counsel, Madrid

Risteard de Paor
Miguel García Casas photo

Miguel García Casas

Of Counsel, Madrid

Miguel García Casas
Antonio Pastor photo

Antonio Pastor

Consultant, Madrid

Antonio Pastor

New York

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Amal Bouchenaki

Partner, New York

Amal Bouchenaki
Marco de Sousa photo

Marco de Sousa

Partner, New York

Marco de Sousa

Hong Kong

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Justin D'Agostino

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Hong Kong and London

Justin D'Agostino
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Simon Chapman KC

Partner, Regional Head of Practice - Dispute Resolution, Asia, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Hong Kong

Simon Chapman KC
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Antony Crockett

Partner, Hong Kong

Antony Crockett
May Tai photo

May Tai

Consultant, Hong Kong

May Tai
Kathryn Sanger photo

Kathryn Sanger

Partner, Hong Kong

Kathryn Sanger
Michelle Li photo

Michelle Li

Partner, Shanghai

Michelle Li
Dana Kim photo

Dana Kim

Global Co-Chair of Korea Group, Hong Kong

Dana Kim
Murphy Mok photo

Murphy Mok

Senior Registered Foreign Lawyer (England and Wales), Hong Kong

Murphy Mok

Singapore

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Alastair Henderson

Partner, Singapore

Alastair Henderson
Tomas Furlong photo

Tomas Furlong

Partner, Singapore

Tomas Furlong
Gitta Satryani photo

Gitta Satryani

Partner, Singapore

Gitta Satryani
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Daniel Waldek

Partner, Singapore

Daniel Waldek
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Francis Greenway

Of Counsel, Singapore

Francis Greenway

Australia

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Leon Chung

Partner, Sydney

Leon Chung

Johannesburg

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Jonathan Ripley-Evans

Partner, Johannesburg

Jonathan Ripley-Evans
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Fiorella Noriega Del Valle

Director, Johannesburg

Fiorella Noriega Del Valle