Wade Coriell is a partner, deputy head of King & Spalding’s International Arbitration Group, and head of the firm’s Asia disputes practice. He resides in the Singapore office.
Mr. Coriell’s practice focuses on complex international commercial disputes and on representing foreign investors in disputes with host governments, particularly in the oil & gas sector. He has extensive experience in high-profile matters pending simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions, and involving important public-, investor-, and government-relations components. His recent work includes handling four Asia-based disputes of over $1 billion each.
Mr. Coriell has handled disputes against the governments of Argentina, Ecuador, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Romania, as well as international arbitration matters for energy clients in numerous other countries, including Armenia, China, Libya, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, and Venezuela. His successes include a series of high-profile interim measures awards in the Chevron/Ecuador arbitrations, a $1.5 billion declaratory award on behalf of a U.S. LNG company, a $150 million final award against Argentina, a $100 million final award against Ecuador, an $85 million award on behalf of a large independent oil company against the operator of a gas pipeline between Indonesia and Singapore, a $50 million award in a commercial dispute over coalbed methane concessions in China, a $30 million award against Turkey, and favorable settlements with Armenia. In 2015 and 2016, Chambers USA named him as an up-and-comer in international arbitration, he is listed in Who’s Who for international commercial arbitration, and The Global Arbitration Review 100 has called him a “lawyer to know.” In 2013, Law360 named him as one of five “Rising Stars” in international energy law.
Mr. Coriell has represented clients before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (PCA), and various other arbitral institutions.