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Joshua Wan

Joshua Wan


Joshua Wan focuses his practice on international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. He has represented international companies and foreign governments in connection with arbitrations under the leading institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR/AAA, and LCIA. His experience includes disputes in the renewable energy, oil & gas, mining, aerospace, healthcare, and construction sectors. Joshua also focuses on international disputes before U.S. courts, including enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments against commercial and sovereign entities.

Bar admissionsNew York
CourtsUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Representative Experience
  • Representing a Canadian mining company in its NAFTA claim against Mexico;
  • Representing European renewable energy investors in proceedings to enforce Energy Charter Treaty award against Spain;
  • Representing a Canadian investment firm in enforcement of commercial arbitration award across several jurisdictions;
  • Representing a Canadian mining company in U.S. litigation to enforce an investment treaty award rendered against Venezuela;
  • Representing two investors in connection with a claim pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty arising out of investments in the renewable energy sector;
  • Representing investors in an ICC arbitration against a Middle Eastern state arising out of a multilateral investment treaty;
  • Represented a foreign government in fraud action against former head of state;*
  • Represented a European multinational natural gas company in two UNCITRAL arbitrations arising out of force majeure declarations under LNG sales contracts;*
  • Represented a Middle Eastern State in an ICSID arbitration concerning a uranium mine owned by an American company;*
  • Represented a European investor in proceedings to enforce a USD500 million treaty arbitration award against Kazakhstan.*

* Denotes experience from a previous firm.

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • B.A., Economics, Columbia College 2011
  • J.D., Columbia Law School 2016
    Editor, Columbia Law Review

Clerk Experience

Clerked for the Honorable William G. Young in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Joshua practiced at two leading international law firms in New York.

Memberships And Affiliations

Joshua is a member of the Young Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) Steering Committee for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)