Rodman Bundy is a member of the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group and has more than 35 years of experience as counsel and advocate in high-profile public international law litigations and international commercial and investment arbitrations, including appearances before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and various ad hoc, ICC and ICSID arbitral tribunals.

On the non-contentious side, Rodman has extensive experience advising international energy companies and national oil companies on upstream oil and gas matters, including production sharing and joint operating agreements, service agreements, domestic and international unitisation and the risks associated with petroleum operations carried out in disputed offshore areas. He also advises numerous governments on issues of international law.

Clients include governments, multinational energy companies, construction companies and state-owned entities.

Rodman lectured for many years on international boundary disputes at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, King’s College, London, and boundary workshops organised by the International Boundaries Research Unit. He is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and workshops on issues of public international law, upstream oil and gas operations and construction disputes, including at the National University of Singapore and the Centre of International Law. Rodman has written on issues of public international law and international dispute resolution, and delivered the Inaugural Lecture at the Public International Law session of The Hague Academy of International Law in 2019.

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Investment Arbitration

  • Represented a sovereign state in an ICSID arbitration arising out of a FIDIC motorway construction contract. The claim for US$750 million was rejected in its entirety on the merits.
  • Represented a state and its national oil company in six separate arbitrations involving expropriation claims brought by oil companies amounting to more than US$6 billion.

International Commercial Arbitration

  • Represented a number of state-owned and private entities in construction cases submitted to ICC and ad hoc arbitration.

Public International Law

  • Represented the governments of Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, India, Ukraine, Iran, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Qatar, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, Slovenia, Timor Leste, Libya and others in cases before the International Court of Justice, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and pursuant to ad hoc international arbitration agreements.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979
  • Yale University, B.A., 1976


  • New York, 1982

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, International Bar Association


  • English
  • French
  • Named as a leading individual in Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration by Chambers and Chambers Europe, and was also named as a key individual in Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation by Chambers Europe.
  • Listed as a Band 1 individual in Public International law by Chambers, describing him as “one of the most experienced PIL practitioners in the market”.
  • Named as a leading individual in Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration and Public International law by The Legal 500.
  • Awarded the status of “Dato” by His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei (equivalent to a knighthood), the Order of the Sun (Grand Cross) by the President of Peru, and the Grand Croix of the Royal Order of Cambodia.
  • Named by Les Echos as best arbitration lawyer in France.

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