Noah Rubins is a member of the bar in New York, Texas, and the District of Columbia, and is now part of the international dispute resolution and public international law practice groups at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, France.
Noah received a bachelor's degree in international relations, a JD at Harvard law school, and Master of Arts in public international law and dispute resolution from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He also studied at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris. Noah specialises in the arbitration of international investment disputes under bilateral investment treaties and the North American Free Trade Agreement. He has represented a wide range of government and private clients in international litigation and arbitration, including proceedings under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, AAA, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Noah was part of the legal team representing The Loewen Group and Methanex Corporation in two of the first investment arbitration claims ever brought against the United States government under NAFTA. Noah also has extensive experience in dealing with issues of sovereign immunity, act of state doctrine, expropriation, State responsibility for the treatment of foreign investors, and the enforcement of international arbitral awards.
He has worked in law offices in Istanbul, Paris, New York, Houston, and Washington DC. Before entering the law, he served as political attache in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia and founded a foreign policy think tank in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He has published widely in the field of international dispute resolution, and was appointed in 2003 as adjunct professor of international investment law at Georgetown Law Center. Noah speaks English, Russian, and French fluently.