Philip Devenish provides counsel and strategic advice in international disputes. Over the past decade, he and his colleagues have won billions of dollars in awards and settlements for clients in their most sensitive and complex matters. Who's Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review (GAR) call him "an outstanding lawyer" and "a true rising star."
Philip has represented corporations, ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), and foreign governments in some of the largest and most significant international cases in recent years, as ranked by The American Lawyer and GAR. Before joining Jones Day, he served on the trial team that secured a $1.3 billion victory for JSC Oschadbank in an arbitration against Russia, marking the first occasion that Russia had been held internationally liable for seizing assets in Crimea.
Philip is ranked among the world's leading practitioners in global disputes, as judged by his peers, corporate counsel, and market sources. In 2020 the International Financial Law Review rated him as one of the most promising "rising stars" in the United Kingdom across all fields of practice. The Legal 500 UK and other directories report that he is "widely praised by peers and clients"; "amongst the world's highest ranked arbitration lawyers"; "extremely sharp"; "extremely diligent"; "polished and confident"; "an excellent communicator"; "a very strong project manager"; "capable, efficient and very intelligent"; with "outstanding technical ability and reliability" and "strategic input that is always spot on."
"Enforcement of investment treaty awards against assets of states, state entities and state-owned companies", in Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards (2nd edn., Globe Law and Business, 2021)
- University of Oxford (B.C.L. 2012; Myers Scholar at Christ Church); University of Sydney (LL.M. with high distinction 2011; Highest examination results in Public International Law, International Investment Law, and Law of International Institutions); Paris Arbitration Academy (2011; Academy Scholar); The Hague Academy of International Law (Directed Studies 2007); University of Technology, Sydney (B.A. and LL.B. with first class honors 2007)
- England & Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer), High Court of Australia, Federal Courts of Australia, and Supreme Court of New South Wales
Member of one of the world's leading international arbitration teams as ranked by Global Arbitration Review
Who's Who Legal (2021) — "Future Leader" (international arbitration)
The Legal 500 UK (since 2019) — "Key Lawyer" (public international law and international arbitration)
Guide to the World's Leading Experts (since 2019) — Winner, 2020 Rising Star Europe Award for Commercial Arbitration
Member, LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Expert Panel (since 2017)
- Spanish (reading proficiency)