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Debevoise builds French practice

Premium article - 09 February 2006

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is the latest firm to poach from Shearman & Sterling's respected arbitration practice.

Lovells loses two

Premium article - 09 February 2006

Howrey LLP has poached Melanie Willems from Lovells, in the UK. Willems, 38, was announced as Howrey's new face of arbitration in London in late 2005.

Steyn now available

Premium article - 09 February 2006

Lord Steyn, who retired from the UK's highest court last year, is back in private practice and available for work.

World Bank job vacant

Premium article - 09 February 2006

Roberto Dañino has resigned as general counsel of the World Bank. It means ICSID has no secretary general.

Thacher Proffitt grows in Mexico

Premium article - 09 February 2006

Thacher Proffitt & Wood has added a Mexican based team to its Latin American arbitration practice.

Hogan & Hartson forms Geneva team

Premium article - 09 February 2006

Hogan & Hartson LLP has launched a European arbitration team, by poaching two arbitration specialists from Winston & Strawn LLP.

Shearman loses London specialists

Premium article - 09 February 2006

Shearman & Sterling LLP's London arbitration group is proving vulnerable to rivals, it seems. Two members have now accepted jobs at rival, US-originated firms.

Lovells loses two

Premium article - 01 February 2006

Howrey LLP has poached Melanie Willems from Lovells, in the UK. Willems, 38, was announced as Howrey’s new face of arbitration in London in late 2005.

Community news: Elsewhere

Premium article - 01 February 2006

Adrian Yip (partner) moved to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Hong Kong; Simon Cockshutt (partner) and Maria Frangeskides (partner) and Mike Pimm (of counsel) moved to the same firm in London; and Larisa Afanasyeva (partner) and Olga Anisimova (partner) moved to Orrick in Moscow.

Where are they now?

Premium article - 01 February 2006

Coudert Brothers arbitration team was one of its crown jewels. What became of it when the 150-year old firm dissolved? Global Arbitration Review found out.