Paul C.Hines


San Francisco + 1.415.875.5786

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.


  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day is advising Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • U.S. construction company arbitrates dispute with Panama for violation of applicable treaties between U.S. and PanamaJones Day is representing 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.
  • 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

    • July 18, 2017
      "Nuts and Bolts of International Arbitration," Bar Association of San Francisco