People and firms

Mexico defeats satellite operator’s claim

Mexico says it has defeated an investment treaty claim for more than US$120 million brought by France's Eutelsat over the reservation of satellite capacity for use by the state.

17 September 2021

Boies Schiller hires from Reed Smith

Ben Love – who helped to win ICSID awards against Egypt, Venezuela and Argentina – has left Reed Smith to join Boies Schiller Flexner as partner in the international arbitration group.

17 September 2021

Malaysian barrister-arbitrator joins Hong Kong set

Jern-Fei Ng QC, who left Essex Court Chambers earlier this year after the set was slapped with sanctions by China that would have impeded his Asia-related practice, has joined Temple Chambers in Hong Kong as an arbitrator member.

17 September 2021

Chair of ICC commission to step down

Finnish arbitrator Carita Wallgren-Lindholm has announced she is stepping down as chair of the ICC commission on arbitration and ADR.

16 September 2021

Peter & Kim strengthens in Seoul and Geneva

Korean-Swiss firm Peter & Kim has continued its rapid growth with the hire of former Korean Commercial Arbitration Board president Ho Won Lee in Seoul and Swiss practitioner Flavio Peter in Geneva.

16 September 2021

Greenberg Traurig bolsters Berlin office with Freshfields hire

Robert Whitener has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to join Greenberg Traurig as partner in Berlin.

15 September 2021

Mishcon arbitration co-head to join Taylor Wessing

Mishcon de Reya arbitration co-head Karel Daele is leaving the firm after almost a decade to join Taylor Wessing in London.

14 September 2021

GBS counsel to join Luxembourg firm

Paschalis Paschalidis, who is advising investors in EU court proceedings over the impact of Achmea, has left Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes in Paris to help Luxembourg-based firm Arendt & Medernach develop its international arbitration practice.

14 September 2021

Baker Botts names new practice heads

Baker Botts has named partners Johannes Koepp in London and Andrew Behrman in New York as co-chairs of its rebranded international disputes group, also appointing Alejandro Escobar as chair of the public international law practice within the group.

13 September 2021

A&O hires from Arnold & Porter

Gaela Gehring Flores has left Arnold & Porter after 14 years to join the partnership at Allen & Overy in Washington, DC.

09 September 2021

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