Paul Stokes

Paul assists in advising clients across various sectors on a broad range of complex, high-value and often politically sensitive disputes. His practice includes litigation, and commercial arbitration proceedings under various systems of law and most major institutional rules, including ICC, LCIA and SIAC.


Paul graduated from Dublin City University with a first class honours degree in International Relations, after which he completed a Master’s degree in International Peace & Security at King's College London obtaining a Distinction. He then spent a year working with the United Nations in international criminal tribunals in Phnom Penh (the Extraordinary Chambers of Court in Cambodia) and The Hague (the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia). Paul subsequently completed his legal studies in London obtaining full merit-based scholarships for both the GDL and the BPTC. Paul is a Denning Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and was awarded the Tancred Studentship. During his studies Paul interned with the Public International Law team at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and was intern to the Executive Director of the IBA.

Paul completed his training contract with Hogan Lovells in Singapore. On qualification in July 2019, he joined the International Arbitration team at Hogan Lovells and was seconded to its London office. Paul joined Enyo Law in July 2020.

Cases include
  • Acting for an Australian investment bank against a Dutch fund in an SIAC arbitration under Philippine law, relating to a solar energy plant in the Philippines.
  • Acting for a multinational information technology company against a Vietnamese oil refinery and petrochemical company in an SIAC arbitration under Vietnamese law, relating to the implementation of a fully integrated IT system.
  • Advising respondents in an LCIA arbitration under English law, relating to a US$500 million Facility Agreement.
  • Acting for a leading Singaporean private equity firm against a global insurance company based in the UK in an SIAC arbitration under Singaporean law, conducted under the Expedited Procedure.
  • Advising a major telecoms company in relation to an FCPA cross-border corruption investigation in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, the US and Australia.

Paul Stokes
020 3837 1616
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Qualifications & Education
  • International Peace & Security (MA), King’s College London
  • International Relations (BA), Dublin City University
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • The Bar of England and Wales
  • Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Tancred Studentship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • The Hague Award, Lincoln’s Inn
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