Meet the PHL’s legal team in its arbitration case vs. China: Professor Philippe Sands QC


Professor Philippe Sands QC is one of the foreign legal experts tapped by the Philippines to handle its case against China’s claims over parts of the West Philippine Sea.

Sands is currently a barrister with Matrix Chambers in London, United Kingdom, where he practices international law focusing on maritime boundary disputes, international claims relating to natural resources and international claims relating to the use of force; and human rights to name a few.

He is no stranger to international courts. He has appeared before the European Court of Justice, The International Court of Justice and The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

He worked in arbitrator or counsel roles for states, governments, international organizations, corporations and non-government organizations.

Sands is seasoned in maritime disputes. He has represented Guyana in its boundary dispute with Suriname before the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

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