Paul Hines' practice focuses on resolution of complex cross-border disputes, international arbitration, and trade 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 also has significant experience counseling clients on international trade issues, including economic sanctions and export control laws and regulations (e.g. OFAC, EAR/BIS).
Paul has spoken and published on issues in international arbitration and serves in California Arbitration (CalArb), the California statewide international arbitration professional association, and in the ICC Northwest Subcommittee.
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
Steven Smith, Marcus Quintanilla & Paul Hines, Enforcing Agreements to Arbitrate, in International Arbitration in the United States (Laurence Shore, Tai-Heng Cheng, Jenelle E. La Chiusa, Lawrence Schaner, Mara V. J. Senn, Liang-Ying Tan eds., 2018)
- 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
"A great addition to the Jones Day team. Very diligent and hard-working, understanding all the nuances of investment arbitration."Legal 500 U.S.
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2013); University of Maryland (B.A. in Linguistics 2007)
Recommended International Arbitration lawyer, Legal 500 U.S. (2022-2023): "not just a promising young lawyer but really does all the right things in order to become an experienced practitioner, which in his case showed a lot of sacrifice with working around the clock to move the case forward"
Member, International Arbitration team ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA (2021-2023)
Member of team recognized in the GAR 30 by Global Arbitration Review (2020-2023)