Deborah Ruff

Deborah Ruff

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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Deborah Ruff is the global head of Pillsbury’s international arbitration group and leads a reputable team from the firm’s office in London. She has extensive experience acting as counsel with a focus on multi-jurisdictional disputes, investment treaty arbitrations and high-value and complex international commercial arbitration matters. She advises an expansive group of international clients spanning from the Middle East to Asia, and is well trusted for providing excellent guidance and strategies in a broad range of sectors across various governing laws, seats and institutional rules.

Deborah is highly regarded in the international arbitration field and is routinely featured in leading legal directories. She was named in The Legal 500: UK’s ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2021. She is a frequent speaker and contributor on international arbitration topics in the UK and globally. She was named as one of only 12 experts in commercial arbitration in the Women in Business Law Awards and was the first woman invited to speak at Regent’s Park mosque on arbitration in the Islamic world. Deborah speaks Spanish, Italian, French and German.

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