Paul Bugden


Paul has been practising in the fields of international dispute resolution for over 35 years. He represents a domestic and international clientele in contentious and non-contentious matters relating to marine insurance, shipping, aviation and multimodal transport. He has experience in energy disputes, including downstream and upstream oil and gas production matters and oil trading/refining contracts, and in trade banking, international sale of goods (especially in the oil and commodity trades) and project/construction matters.

He is accustomed to dealing with legally, technically and factually complex high value matters, and has had extensive dealings with foreign lawyers involving many jurisdictions and systems of law, including in USA, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

In addition, Paul has wide-ranging experience, both as counsel and sitting as an arbitrator, in institutional international arbitrations, including under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and LMAA Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He is a long standing Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is available for arbitral appointments.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Hull. He qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1994. Paul worked for and was a partner in City of London law firms until, in 2010, he set up his own niche international dispute resolution practice, Bugden & Co. In 2019, in addition to his Bugden & Co practice, Paul became a Consultant at CPB. He brings to CPB’s clients the benefit of his substantial marine, aviation, and international trade expertise and experience.

He is co-author (with Edinburgh University’s Dr Simone Lamont-Black) of "Goods in Transit", a major work now in its fourth edition, published by the leading legal publisher Sweet and Maxwell. For some years, he was a regular legal columnist for Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International and frequently writes articles and lectures to various audiences, including universities, on marine, insurance and international trade topics.

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ("FCIArb")
  • Co-author of "Goods in Transit" (pub. Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Westlaw UK – contributor on bailment
  • Contributor of chapter 1 to "Current Issues in Freight Forwarding and Logistics" (pub. Lawtext 2017)
Paul Bugden

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