People and firms

Van Bael & Bellis practice head to join Lalive

Nicholas Lawn is leaving Brussels-based firm Van Bael & Bellis, where he was head of international arbitration, to join the partnership at Lalive in London.

06 June 2023

Four new names at Arbitra

Arbitrator support service Arbitra has added four new names to its roster – Canada's Brian Casey KC and David Haigh KC, the UK's Timothy Hill and UK-US arbitrator Alex Wilbraham.

05 June 2023

French duo launch Paris boutique

Former head of international arbitration at French law firm Fidal Isabelle Vaugon has launched a new Paris boutique with arbitrator and corporate law academic Yann Paclot.

04 June 2023

Fieldfisher opens in Vienna

Fieldfisher has opened a Vienna office and acquired Meissner & Passin, a boutique in the Austrian capital led by arbitration lawyer Alice Meissner.

01 June 2023

UK-Russian lawyer swaps firms in London

Uliana Cooke, a dual qualified English-Russian lawyer who has acted in several investment treaty cases, has left UK firm PCB Byrne to join the partnership at Gunnercooke in London.

01 June 2023

Debevoise promotes in London

Debevoise & Plimpton has promoted Conway Blake to partner in its international dispute resolution and litigation teams in London.

25 May 2023

Drew & Napier lawyer joins Twenty Essex

Former Drew & Napier director Kevin Lee has joined Twenty Essex, the London and Singapore-based barristers' chambers.

25 May 2023

Watson Farley & Williams hires in London

Former Squire Patton Boggs partner Alexis Martinez has joined the partnership at Watson Farley & Williams in London.

23 May 2023

A&O and Shearman announce merger

Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling have announced plans for a transatlantic merger that will bring two well-known international arbitration brands under one roof.

22 May 2023

Boies Schiller hires Kazakh government lawyer

Kazakhstan’s former vice-minister of justice Almat Madaliyev has joined Boies Schiller Flexner as a partner in its international disputes group in London and New York.

19 May 2023

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