Wendy J. Miles, QC is a partner in the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton.
Ms. Miles is recognised as one of the market’s foremost lawyers in the fields of arbitration and public international law. With over twenty years of experience, Ms. Miles has conducted arbitrations under all the major institutions, as well as conducting ad hoc arbitrations and undertaking significant public international law cases. She has advised a wide range of multinationals, sovereign states and state entities.
Ms. Miles represents clients across numerous sectors, including energy, natural resources, gaming, manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceutical, licensing, telecommunications, insurance and construction.
Ms. Miles is a Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. She co-chaired the Task Force on Costs Allocation in Arbitration and currently co-chairs the ICC Task Force on Climate Change Related Disputes. She also remains active on various other professional bodies including the IBA, Stockholm Arbitration Association and FIAA. She is also Co-Chair of the gender diversity initiative Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (www.arbitrationpledge.com).
Ms. Miles is ranked as a leading international arbitration adviser by Chambers Global (2018) which describes her as “a brilliant lawyer” who is “very sharp.”