PH counsel for China sea dispute a ‘lawyer’s lawyer’


MANILA – The counsel who will represent the Philippines in its maritime arbitration case against China is a “lawyer’s lawyer.”

At a forum in New York, Ambassador Libran Cabactulan said Paul Reichler has a reputation of being the preferred lawyer of sovereign states. Cabactulan is the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

“Reichler is a top-ranked international lawyer with extensive experience representing sovereign countries before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, among others,” he said.

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