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Paul Kinninmont

Partner | London

“Paul’s expert counsel on a fast-moving and difficult contractual termination was invaluable.  Against a backdrop of commercial renegotiation, potential emergency interim relief and JAMS arbitration claims, Paul gave us the confidence to move forward.”  
Sam Goldstone, CEO, Eye Corporation

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About Paul

Paul specialises in international arbitration – commercial and investment, institutional and ad hoc –  as well as related injunctive relief and award enforcement. Paul’s arbitration experience encompasses different geographies, applicable laws, seats and sectors, including joint ventures, renewable energy, oil and gas, construction, life sciences, technology and project finance. He has frequently co-counselled efficiently and effectively with legal practitioners from countries around the world.

Having drafted several New York convention compliant awards, Paul accepts appointments as an arbitrator. He is also an accomplished litigator at first instance and on appeal, again across a range of sectors. Please see below for further details.

Paul deploys his expertise to help clients to mitigate political risk when structuring transactions and/or to advise clients on how best to draft contracts to ensure enforcement of their contractually agreed allocation of risk. He is adept at dispute avoidance, settlement and mediation.

Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. He holds an LLM in International Dispute Resolution, speaking at industry events and lecturing regularly.

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Pauls Awards & Recognitions


  • MT

    “Paul is our first port of call for any risks, issues or disputes arising from our portfolio companies. We value his sound judgment.”

    Matias Toye, Legal Director

    Hanover Investors

  • AF

    “Paul led a warranty dispute on one of our portfolio companies, and provided very astute tactical as well as legal advice, which was delivered with...

    Albert Farrant, Partner

    Inspirit Capital

  • GT

    "We became administrators of a company already facing sizeable claims in an ongoing ICC arbitration. Paul’s expert advice enabled us to settle the...

    Grant Thornton

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