Paul C.Hines


San Francisco + 1.415.875.5786

Paul Hines' practice focuses on resolution of complex cross-border disputes, international arbitration, and trade and cybersecurity issues. He has represented clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations under ICC, ICDR, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, DIAC, and ICSID rules as well as the applicable arbitral laws of numerous jurisdictions, including the United States, England, France, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia. Paul has also represented clients 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 and regulatory matters in the oil and gas, life sciences, commodity chemicals, mining, construction, banking, wine and spirits, agriculture, and heavy manufacturing industries. And his experience has covered a wide range of substantive areas of the law, including contracts, treaties and customary international law, foreign laws, antiterrorism laws, international trade, antitrust, intellectual property, and tort law.

Paul has experience in all aspects of arbitration and litigation, including substantial experience in the preparation and presentation of evidence and argument before international tribunals and U.S. courts. Paul has in-depth experience in preparing and presenting both fact and expert witness testimony through direct and cross-examination.

Paul provides strategic counseling to clients to assist them in resolving disputes before litigation or arbitration becomes necessary. Paul is also experienced in counseling clients on international trade issues, including economic sanctions and export controls (e.g. OFAC, EAR/BIS) and data breach issues.

Paul has spoken and published on international arbitration issues and serves in professional organizations including California Arbitration and the ICC Northwest Subcommittee.


  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day advised Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • U.S. construction company arbitrates dispute with Panama for violation of applicable treaties between U.S. and PanamaJones Day represented a U.S. construction company in an international arbitration conducted under the Rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Republic of Panama.
  • Steve Smith serves as sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration between Japanese art supply company and terminated U.S. distributorJones Day of counsel Steve Smith served as Sole Arbitrator over a dispute between a Japanese art supply company and its former U.S. distributor, with Jones Day partner Paul Hines serving as Secretary to the Tribunal.
  • Major pharmaceutical company arbitrates claims arising out of Chinese investmentsJones Day is representing a major pharmaceutical company in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre arbitration arising out of representations and warranties given in respect of the client's investment in a Chinese drug development company whose senior officers and consultants were subsequently prosecuted in the United States for misappropriation of another pharmaceutical company's trade secrets.
  • International EPC contractor successfully resolves $140 million dispute over defective work and over-billing claims on $2 billion mining project in Peruvian AndesJones Day successfully represented a leading Engineering Procurement and Construction ("EPC") contractor in an international arbitration against the owner of a massive mining project in which the value of the claims and counterclaims between the parties totaled more than $140 million.
  • U.S. chemical company obtains victory in multi-party ICDR arbitration relating to chemical manufacturing joint venture in TaiwanJones Day obtained an award in favor of a U.S. chemical company in a three-party arbitration arising from its acquisition of a substantial interest in a Taiwanese chemical manufacturing joint venture.
  • Saudi Arabian company prevails in LCIA arbitration relating to Saudi Arabian joint ventureJones Day represented a Saudi Arabian company in an arbitration brought by its U.S. partner in a Saudi joint venture.
  • ICANN challenges its award of .WEB top-level domain in Independent Review ProcessJones Day represented ICANN in an Independent Review Process (IRP) under the ICDR Rules and ICANN’s Supplementary Rules and Bylaws, relating to its conduct of an ICANN-administered auction and subsequent award of the .WEB top-level domain to New Dotco LLC (NDC) for $135 million.
  • Medical device company prevails in ICC arbitration brought by equipment supplierJones Day successfully defended a Silicon Valley medical device company against claims brought against it by a supplier of radiation equipment components.
  • Global wine & spirits company defends against ICC arbitration concerning wrongful termination claims by former distributor in Africa, Middle East, and AsiaJones Day represented a global wine & spirits producer in an ICC arbitration brought by its former distributor for Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
  • California almond producer arbitrates ICC claim in Paris against German manufacturer of industrial pasteurization equipmentJones Day represented a major California almond producer, processor, and distributor in a dispute against the German manufacturer of a cutting-edge industrial pasteurization system that failed to work as claimed by the manufacturer’s agent.
  • Prominent Japanese manufacturer arbitrates ICC claim dispute against former supplier for its repudication of exclusive long-term supply agreementJones Day represented a prominent Japanese manufacturer of marine equipment in an ICC arbitration against a U.S. company for its repudiation of a long-term supply agreement.
  • Kazakh investors initiate ICSID arbitration against UzbekistanJones Day represents Vladislav Kim and 11 other citizens of Kazakhstan in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Uzbekistan instituted pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments.
  • Finca Vigía Foundation restores Ernest Hemingway's home in CubaJones Day served as export control and economic sanctions compliance counsel to the Finca Vigía Foundation, Inc., a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to restoring and preserving Ernest Hemingway's estate outside of Havana.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 23, 2023
      International Arbitration in 2022: A Year in Review
    • May 4, 2022
      Stanford International Arbitration Association, Arbitration 101: Introduction to Arbitration
    • July 18, 2017
      "Nuts and Bolts of International Arbitration," Bar Association of San Francisco