Paul Hines' practice focuses on resolution of complex cross-border disputes and trade issues. Paul's experience spans a wide range of fora, industries, and substantive legal regimes. He has represented clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations under ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and ICSID rules; in cross-border litigation in U.S. courts; and before U.S. regulators in matters relating to international commercial transactions. He has represented clients in disputes in the oil and gas, commodity chemicals, mining, construction, banking, wine and spirits, agriculture, and heavy manufacturing industries in relation to claims arising under contracts, treaties and customary international law, foreign laws, and U.S. antiterrorism, international trade, antitrust, intellectual property, and tort law.
Paul has substantial experience in all aspects of arbitration and litigation, including the preparation and presentation of witness testimony through direct and cross-examination, and oral and written argument before international tribunals and U.S. courts. In addition, he provides pre-dispute counseling to clients to assist them in resolving disputes before litigation or arbitration becomes necessary.
Paul also advises clients on international trade issues, including economic sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). He has provided guidance on a wide range of export and sanctions-related risks in proposed transactions, advising on license applications to federal government agencies, conducting internal investigations, and coordinating voluntary disclosures to government regulators.
PayPal, Schlumberger Holdings Enforcement Actions Highlight Need for Effective Implementation of Compliance Programs
Key Parameters Set for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program, but Critical Implementation Steps Remain Subject to Agreement
OFAC Sanctions Update: U.S. Government Authorizes Sanctions Related to Malicious Cyber-Related Activities, Encourages Telecom Investment in Cuba
U.S. Sanctions Update: New Sanctions Program Creates Risks for Companies Doing Business with Venezuela
- July 18, 2017
"Nuts and Bolts of International Arbitration," Bar Association of San Francisco
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2013); University of Maryland (B.A. in Linguistics 2007)