Dr. Paul von Mühlendahl (CAPA) is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice specialising in international commercial arbitration, public international law and investment arbitration.

    Before joining the firm, Paul worked for several years within the international arbitration departments of two major US law firms in Paris, as well as deputy counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.

    Paul has extensive experience representing states and multinational companies in complex investor-state and international commercial arbitrations spanning the energy, construction, infrastructure and finance sectors under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and SCC rules. He also acts as secretary to arbitral tribunals.

    His doctoral thesis has been distinguished with two national prizes in France and he frequently publishes and speaks on topics related to public international law and international arbitration. He has lectured at Sciences Po Paris, the Université Paris Saclay and the French Bar School (EFB).

    A truly multilingual lawyer, Paul is able to work seamlessly in Spanish, English, French and German.

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    • Representing the Republic of Peru in three commercial arbitrations under the ICSID rules, related to a concession agreement for the construction of a large-scale public works project in Lima, Peru.
    • Representing the Dominican Republic in an ICC arbitration related to a project for the construction of an aqueduct.
    • Representing a consortium in an ICC arbitration related to the construction of one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects located in Central America.
    • Representing Georgia in two parallel ICSID and SCC arbitrations related to the regulation of electricity tariffs.
    • Representing Austria in an ICSID arbitration related to measures taken with respect to a financial institution.
    • Representing a Middle East investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru related to the concession of a port in Callao, Peru.
    • Secretary to the arbitral tribunal in an ICC arbitration subject to Swiss law between two Guatemalan companies related to the provision of electricity.
    • Secretary to the arbitral tribunal in an ICC arbitration subject to Spanish law between a Swiss and a Mexican company related to a contract for the provision of trade solutions.

    Education

    • Université Paris Saclay, Doctorate, 2012
    • Université Paris Saclay, Master II, 2008
    • Sciences Po Paris, Master II, 2005

    Admissions

    • Paris, 2014

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • International Law Association
    • Club Español del Arbitraje
    • Société française pour le droit international (SFDI)
    • Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer (AssIDMer)

    Languages

    • Spanish
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Arabic

    • Author, Case law review of the European Court of Human Rights, Journal du droit international Clunet, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020.
    • Co-author, “Reasserting Control Over State Consent in Investment Arbitration – Some Recent Trends in Treaty-Making”, The European Arbitration Review, 2017.
    • Author, L’équidistance dans la délimitation des frontières maritimes, Editions Pedone, 2016.
    • Author, “Protection of Fundamental Rights, the Principle of Non-refoulement and the Law of the Sea within the Context of the European Union: An Incompatible Trio?” International Law and Maritime Governance – Current Issues and Challenges for Regional Economic Integration Organizations, Editoriale Scientifica, 2016.
    • Author, “Tiny Land Features in Recent Maritime Delimitation Case Law”, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 2016.

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