People and firms

BCLP partner launches UAE boutique

Raza Mithani has left the partnership at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Dubai to set up a UAE boutique focusing on disputes and investigations – where he will be aided by three silks and a former president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

21 January 2022

CMS promotes in Munich

Susanne Schwalb, who is representing a toll road consortium in a €500 million claim against Germany, has been made partner at CMS in Munich.

21 January 2022

Vinson & Elkins promotes four

Vinson & Elkins has promoted Peter Danysh, Matt Hoffman and Rob Landicho in Houston and Charles Aitchison in London to counsel in its commercial disputes team.

21 January 2022

Panel of Chinese law firms to advise state on treaty disputes

China's Ministry of Commerce has selected a panel of 15 leading Chinese firms to advise it in investment treaty negotiations and on treaty disputes, as three known claims proceed against the state.

20 January 2022

Walker appointed to Order of Canada

Canadian arbitrator and academic Janet Walker has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada, the nation’s second highest civilian honour.

20 January 2022

Rosher takes the reins at Reed Smith

Paris-based Peter Rosher has taken over as head of international arbitration at Reed Smith, as the practice looks to emerging fields such as the metaverse.

19 January 2022

Singapore boutique hires from Norton Rose

Singapore disputes boutique Breakpoint has hired KC Lye who has left his role as Norton Rose Fulbright’s head of disputes in the city-state after 22 years at the firm.

19 January 2022

Hodgson heads to Arnold & Porter

Mélida Hodgson has left the partnership at Jenner & Block to join Arnold & Porter in New York, adding to its expertise in Latin American work.

18 January 2022

New president at CIArb

UK-based independent mediator Jane Gunn has taken over as president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators from Locke Lord partner Ann Ryan Robertson.

18 January 2022

Jones Day promotes lawyers fighting Kazakhstan

Jones Day has made new partners in its global disputes group, including two lawyers working on a US$900 million UNCITRAL claim against Kazakhstan that led to a recent English court ruling that the state was bound by an investment treaty signed by the former Soviet Union.

17 January 2022

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