People and firms

WFW and Ashurst launch Seoul offices

Watson Farley & Williams has opened a Seoul office following the hire of disputes partner Philip Kim from Herbert Smith Freehills, shortly after Ashurst launched its own practice in the South Korean capital.

08 February 2023

Schellenberg Wittmer promotes in Zurich

Schellenberg Wittmer has promoted Benjamin Gottlieb, who specialises in international arbitration and sales and trade disputes, to the partnership in Zurich.

07 February 2023

Canadian partners launch new boutique

Pierre-Olivier Laporte and Myriam Seers have left the partnership at transatlantic boutique Savoie Laporte to found a new arbitration-focused firm in their native Canada.

03 February 2023

Madrid centre names new secretary general

The Madrid International Arbitration Centre, or CIAM, has appointed former CMS counsel Marta Lalaguna as its new secretary general – replacing Mélanie Riofrio Piché, who is departing to launch a solo practice as arbitrator.

03 February 2023

Jones Day recruits and promotes

Julian Bailey has left the partnership at White & Case to join the London office of Jones Day, which has also promoted Mariela Huerta to of counsel in Mexico City.

02 February 2023

Reichler leaves Foley Hoag for chambers

Paul Reichler, who co-founded the international arbitration practice at Foley Hoag more than 20 years ago, has left the firm to join London-based barristers’ chambers 11 King’s Bench Walk.

01 February 2023

Hogan Lovells hires trio from King & Spalding

Hogan Lovells has recruited three partners from King & Spalding – Emerson Holmes in London and Patrick McPherson and Randall Walker in Dubai – as the firm looks to strengthen its construction and energy disputes practices.

01 February 2023

Who is sitting at ICSID?

10 new panels have been formed to hear ICSID cases in recent weeks, including a first-time appointment for Irish barrister Paul Sreenan SC.

01 February 2023

Allen & Overy hires counsel in Frankfurt

Energy disputes lawyer Zachary O’Dell has left Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton to join Allen & Overy as counsel in its Frankfurt office.

31 January 2023

Arbitration Chambers welcomes big names

Arbitration Chambers has welcomed four eminent arbitrators to its ranks from different parts of the world: David W Rivkin, Karyl Nairn KC, Eduardo Zuleta and Utku Coşar.

30 January 2023

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