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Joshua Wan

Senior Associate

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, HKIAC, 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. Joshua has substantial experienced in matters that involve sovereign immunity and complex jurisdictional issues that arise in cross-border disputes in U.S. courts. He also has significant experience with U.S. discovery and other litigation tools, including discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, in aid of foreign disputes.

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

Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration Matters

  • Representing a Canadian mining company in its NAFTA claim against Mexico;
  • 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;
  • Representing a Chinese freight forwarding and shipping conglomerate in an ICDR arbitration relating to a corporate governance dispute;
  • Represented a Middle Eastern State in an ICSID arbitration concerning a uranium mine owned by a U.S. mining company;*
  • Represented a European multinational natural gas company in two UNCITRAL arbitrations arising out of force majeure declarations under LNG sales contracts;*
  • Represented the owner of a multi-billion dollar LNG facility in an ICC arbitration against an EPC contractor;*
  • Represented the owner of floating offshore oil and gas processing plants in a $600 million ICC arbitration against an EPC contractor.*

Enforcement Matters

  • Representing a Canadian mining company in U.S. litigation to enforce a $1.4 billion investment treaty award rendered against Venezuela;
  • Representing Singaporean investors in proceedings to enforce an investment treaty award rendered against Peru;
  • 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 awards across several jurisdictions;
  • Represented a foreign government in fraud action against former head of state;*
  • 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)



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