Video: A Discussion on the Philippines' South China Sea Arbitration Case

  • Nov 26, 2013
    Duration: 01:03:19
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    A roundtable with
    Mr. Paul S. Reichler
    Partner, Co-Chair, International Litigation and Arbitration Department
    Foley Hoag


    The CSIS Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies hosted an on-the-record discussion with Paul Reichler, partner and co-chair of the international litigation and arbitration department at Foley Hoag, who discussed his work as lead legal counsel for the Philippines’ arbitration case at the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal against China’s claims in the South China Sea.

    Paul Reichler has specialized in the representation of sovereign states in disputes with other states and with foreign investors for more than 25 years. He is part of a select group of lawyers with extensive experience litigating on behalf of sovereign states before the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany.

    Among many other clients and cases, Reichler has particular experience representing and advising sovereign  states in land and maritime boundary disputes with neighboring states, including Nicaragua against Colombia in the International Court of Justice from 2007 to 2012 and Bangladesh against Myanmar before the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea from 2009 to 2012. He served as mediator, appointed by the secretary general of the Organization of American States, in the land and maritime boundary dispute between Guatemala and Belize from 2000 to 2002.