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John Templeman is Counsel in King & Spalding's International Arbitration Practice, based in New York.

With 15 years of experience in the field of international dispute resolution, John specializes in international commercial and investor-State arbitration.  He has particular expertise in energy, mining, financial and sovereign-related matters, having represented corporations and State entities across the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Qualified in three jurisdictions (New York, England & Wales and Australia), John has handled international arbitrations around the world under all major arbitral institutions and rules, including the ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL. In addition, he has served as arbitrator under the ICC Rules and has significant experience in multi-jurisdictional litigation before the U.S., U.K. and Australian courts.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, John served as the global manager of another leading international arbitration practice in New York, and was a senior associate at a magic circle law firm in London. He has obtained two diplomas in international arbitration, Fellowship status of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). 

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Credentials

Diploma in International Arbitration, University of London

Diploma in International Arbitration, International Bar Association

LL.B., University of Western Australia

B.Ec, University of Western Australia

England and Wales

New York

Western Australia

French

Noted Lawyer: International Arbitration


LEGAL 500 UNITED STATES: 2019

Most Impressive Firm in International Arbitration


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

International Arbitration Practice Group of the Year


LAW360: 2017, 2018, 2019

Top Two International Arbitration Practices Worldwide


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

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Recognition

Noted Lawyer: International Arbitration


LEGAL 500 UNITED STATES: 2019

Most Impressive Firm in International Arbitration


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

International Arbitration Practice Group of the Year


LAW360: 2017, 2018, 2019

Top Two International Arbitration Practices Worldwide


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

Matters

Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a U.S. energy company and a Canadian energy company involving the licensing of kinetic energy storage systems.

Ad hoc arbitration representing two oil and gas companies in a dispute with a West African State concerning the award of offshore oil and gas blocks.

Ad hoc construction arbitration representing a U.S. retail giant against a Bermudan insurance company involving claims to remediate a large retail store in New York.

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Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a U.S. energy company and a Canadian energy company involving the licensing of kinetic energy storage systems.

Ad hoc arbitration representing two oil and gas companies in a dispute with a West African State concerning the award of offshore oil and gas blocks.

Ad hoc construction arbitration representing a U.S. retail giant against a Bermudan insurance company involving claims to remediate a large retail store in New York.

Advising a French oil and gas major on foreign investment protection structuring for a multibillion dollar Iranian gas project.

ICC arbitration representing an Australian oil major against a West African State concerning oil concession rights under a Production Sharing Contract.

ICC arbitration representing an English / Namibian oil and gas company against a Brazilian technical services company involving deepwater drilling and offshore exploration services.

ICC arbitration for a U.S. aerospace company against a European aerospace company involving rights to a satellite orbiting the earth.

ICC arbitration for a European joint venture against an Egyptian State entity involving the construction of a natural gas terminal at a port in Egypt.

ICSID arbitration involving the alleged expropriation of an oil and gas business in Azerbaijan (Azpetrol International Holdings B.V., Azpetrol Group B.V. and Azpetrol Oil Services Group B.V. v. Republic of Azerbaijan).

ICSID arbitration involving the alleged expropriation of an aluminum business in Azerbaijan (Fondel Metal Participations B.V. v. Republic of Azerbaijan).

Investment treaty claim representing a Canadian mining company against a West African State under a bilateral investment treaty concerning the expropriation of gold and iron ore concessions.

Investment treaty claim representing a Swedish maritime company against a Baltic State under a bilateral investment treaty concerning the development of a cargo port.

LCIA arbitration representing a British aerospace and defense corporation in a multibillion dollar claim against several re-insurance companies relating to the failure of a business.

LCIA arbitration for a British gas company against its joint venture partner involving rights to a gas concession in North Africa.

UNCITRAL arbitration representing a global manufacturing conglomerate against a major Italian fashion house involving a product licensing agreement of a well-known fragrance.

UNCITRAL arbitration representing a U.S. oil major against a Latin American State under a bilateral investment treaty concerning an oil concession and related environmental claims.

International financial litigation defending a U.S. investment bank against civil and criminal claims brought by an Italian conglomerate in the U.K., Italy and Brazil.

Multi-jurisdictional shareholder actions representing a Dutch investment bank in claims spanning the U.K., Russia and the Netherlands.

Insights

Article · Source: LexisNexis Arbitration

April 1, 2014
The Revised ICDR International Arbitration Rules Key Changes

Article · Source: Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 30

June 1, 2013
Towards a Truly International Court of Arbitration

Article · Source: NYSBA Dispute Resolution Journal

December 1, 2012
Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process

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Matters

Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a U.S. energy company and a Canadian energy company involving the licensing of kinetic energy storage systems.

Ad hoc arbitration representing two oil and gas companies in a dispute with a West African State concerning the award of offshore oil and gas blocks.

Ad hoc construction arbitration representing a U.S. retail giant against a Bermudan insurance company involving claims to remediate a large retail store in New York.

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Matters

Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a U.S. energy company and a Canadian energy company involving the licensing of kinetic energy storage systems.

Ad hoc arbitration representing two oil and gas companies in a dispute with a West African State concerning the award of offshore oil and gas blocks.

Ad hoc construction arbitration representing a U.S. retail giant against a Bermudan insurance company involving claims to remediate a large retail store in New York.

Advising a French oil and gas major on foreign investment protection structuring for a multibillion dollar Iranian gas project.

ICC arbitration representing an Australian oil major against a West African State concerning oil concession rights under a Production Sharing Contract.

ICC arbitration representing an English / Namibian oil and gas company against a Brazilian technical services company involving deepwater drilling and offshore exploration services.

ICC arbitration for a U.S. aerospace company against a European aerospace company involving rights to a satellite orbiting the earth.

ICC arbitration for a European joint venture against an Egyptian State entity involving the construction of a natural gas terminal at a port in Egypt.

ICSID arbitration involving the alleged expropriation of an oil and gas business in Azerbaijan (Azpetrol International Holdings B.V., Azpetrol Group B.V. and Azpetrol Oil Services Group B.V. v. Republic of Azerbaijan).

ICSID arbitration involving the alleged expropriation of an aluminum business in Azerbaijan (Fondel Metal Participations B.V. v. Republic of Azerbaijan).

Investment treaty claim representing a Canadian mining company against a West African State under a bilateral investment treaty concerning the expropriation of gold and iron ore concessions.

Investment treaty claim representing a Swedish maritime company against a Baltic State under a bilateral investment treaty concerning the development of a cargo port.

LCIA arbitration representing a British aerospace and defense corporation in a multibillion dollar claim against several re-insurance companies relating to the failure of a business.

LCIA arbitration for a British gas company against its joint venture partner involving rights to a gas concession in North Africa.

UNCITRAL arbitration representing a global manufacturing conglomerate against a major Italian fashion house involving a product licensing agreement of a well-known fragrance.

UNCITRAL arbitration representing a U.S. oil major against a Latin American State under a bilateral investment treaty concerning an oil concession and related environmental claims.

International financial litigation defending a U.S. investment bank against civil and criminal claims brought by an Italian conglomerate in the U.K., Italy and Brazil.

Multi-jurisdictional shareholder actions representing a Dutch investment bank in claims spanning the U.K., Russia and the Netherlands.

Insights

Article · Source: LexisNexis Arbitration

April 1, 2014
The Revised ICDR International Arbitration Rules Key Changes

Article · Source: Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 30

June 1, 2013
Towards a Truly International Court of Arbitration

Article · Source: NYSBA Dispute Resolution Journal

December 1, 2012
Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process

View all

Credentials

Diploma in International Arbitration, University of London

Diploma in International Arbitration, International Bar Association

LL.B., University of Western Australia

B.Ec, University of Western Australia

England and Wales

New York

Western Australia

French

Noted Lawyer: International Arbitration


LEGAL 500 UNITED STATES: 2019

Most Impressive Firm in International Arbitration


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

International Arbitration Practice Group of the Year


LAW360: 2017, 2018, 2019

Top Two International Arbitration Practices Worldwide


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

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Close

Recognition

Noted Lawyer: International Arbitration


LEGAL 500 UNITED STATES: 2019

Most Impressive Firm in International Arbitration


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

International Arbitration Practice Group of the Year


LAW360: 2017, 2018, 2019

Top Two International Arbitration Practices Worldwide


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019