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Charles Claypoole, a leading arbitration and international trade law practitioner, advises governments and investors on public international law, with a particular focus on investment treaty arbitration and trade sanctions. A seasoned advocate with an impressive track record, he draws on more than two decades of experience representing clients before a range of international courts and tribunals.
Mr. Claypoole advises clients on a full spectrum of public international law, international trade, and dispute resolution issues. He regularly helps clients navigate disputes related to:
- Investment treaty arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties including the Energy Charter Treaty
- International commercial arbitration
- Free trade agreements
- State immunity issues
- International humanitarian and human rights law
- International law on territorial and maritime boundaries, including the Law of the Sea
- International trade sanctions and export control laws
An experienced advocate, Mr. Claypoole has successfully represented clients before the International Court of Justice, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL arbitral tribunals.
Leading legal publications, including Chambers UK and The Legal 500, have for several years consistently recognized Mr. Claypoole for his public international law and international arbitration work. Clients note his “impressive intellect” and “calmness of mind.”
Mr. Claypoole regularly publishes and speaks about international law, arbitration, as well as trade and finance sanctions. He has lectured on international boundary law at King’s College London since 2003.