Paul Reichler is co-chair of the firm’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department. Paul specializes in representing Sovereign States in disputes with other States, and is one of the world’s most experienced practitioners before international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and arbitral tribunals.
He has represented States in disputes over maritime and land boundaries – including the Philippines against China, Bangladesh against India and Myanmar, Guyana against Suriname, Ghana against Cote d’Ivoire, and Nicaragua against Colombia. He has also represented States in disputes over transboundary environmental harm ‒ including Ecuador against Columbia, Uruguay against Argentina, and Nicaragua against Costa Rica. He has been counsel to States in disputes over observance of international human rights norms, including Georgia against Russia, and, currently, The Gambia against Myanmar in a suit under the Genocide Convention.
He also represents States in disputes with foreign investors in the world’s principal arbitral forums, including the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, where his clients have included Ecuador, Guyana, Japan, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Harvard Law School, J.D., Tufts University, B.A.