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Devenish, Philip

Philip Devenish



Philip is a Senior Associate in the firm’s London office.  He specialises in international arbitration and public international law. 

Philip has represented corporations, high-net-worth individuals, states and state-owned enterprises in dozens of arbitrations spanning a broad range of industries and governing laws.  These cases have been conducted under the major arbitration rules (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SCC, SCAI, UNCITRAL) in the world’s leading arbitration centres (London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Stockholm, The Hague, Washington, and Singapore).

Philip has particular expertise in handling foreign investment disputes arising under treaties and contracts, having acted in 15 pending and decided investor-state arbitrations under the World Bank (ICSID) and United Nations (UNCITRAL) rules.  Philip also regularly advises businesses on the structuring of their investments worldwide, and has assisted governments in drafting their investment treaties.

Philip majored in international law at Oxford University, where he was the Myers Scholar at Christ Church.  He is a member of the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Expert Panel, and has published on the topic of international arbitration in leading peer-reviewed law journals.  Before joining Quinn Emanuel, he practised as a dispute resolution lawyer at Australia’s top-ranked law firm.


  • University of Oxford
    (B.C.L., 2012)
    • Myers Scholar

  • University of Sydney
    (LL.M., High Distinction, 2011)



Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Courts and High Court of Australia

간행물 및 강의

  • Article, “CEAC v. Montenegro: When Does an Investor Have a ‘Seat’ in its Home State?” (2018) ICSID Review 1 (with O. Repousis)
  • Book Review, “Practising Virtue: Inside International Arbitration” (Oxford University Press, 2015) (eds. D. Caron et al) (2017) 34(1) Journal of International Arbitration 113 (with D. Pusztai)
  • Chapter, “TheEnergy Charter Treaty: The Range of Disputes and Decisions”, in The Guide to Energy Arbitrations (2015) (with S. Jagusch and A. Sinclair)
  • Chapter, “Hungary”, GAR Know-How, Investment Treaty Arbitration (2015) (with E. Triantafilou and A. Laszlo)
  • Book Review, “Basic Documents on International Investment Protection” (2012) (ed. M. Paparinskis) Global Arbitration Review (2013) (with A. Sinclair)
  • Article, “Ambiente multi-party arbitration” (2013) Practical Law Company
  • Article, “Law of Deeds Revisited” (2010) 84 Australian Law Journal 427
  • Article, “The National Regulation of Finance Brokers” (2008) 9(6) LexisNexis FSN 118 (with A. Beatty)