Paul Sills is a leading independent international arbitrator and mediator with over 27 years legal experience, often involving multi-parties and complex commercial issues.
Prior to becoming a full time neutral, Paul spent time as a CEO and Director for a number of international businesses including in international freight and transportation where his focus is on energy transition and ESG issues. Paul has also been the Managing Director of an international construction company.
He now specialises in long-term dispute resolution projects including facilitated negotiation, Dispute Avoidance Boards and Investor State mediation and handled a variety of disputes including matters relating to construction & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, aviation & aerospace, marine, shipping & superyachts, banking, finance, fintech, transport and sports.
Paul regularly lectures and publishes on dispute resolution in the UK and internationally. He runs the advanced training for mediators and arbitrators in New Zealand where he was originally based. He has trained at the Harvard Program on Negotiation, focusing on complex and multi-party disputes, particularly those with a public policy or public interest component. Paul’s engagements in the energy transition sector include a long-term facilitated negotiation project dealing with solar energy.
Paul has recently been named as one of the change makers in New Zealand’s Lawyer's inaugural Most Influential Lawyers list 2021 and has been recognised in Chambers & Partners.