People and firms

Peacock to rule the roost at Bird & Bird

Nicholas Peacock is leaving Herbert Smith Freehills after two decades to become head of the London international arbitration team at Bird & Bird.

16 April 2021

Fenwick Elliot's Dubai head goes solo

Ahmed Ibrahim has left Fenwick Elliott, where he was managing partner for the Middle East and Africa, to practise as an independent arbitrator in Dubai.

15 April 2021

Freshfields promotes in Tokyo and New York

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Joaquin (Jack) Terceño and David Livshiz – who both joined the firm from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton – to the partnership in Tokyo and New York respectively.

14 April 2021

Fox Rothschild hires Lat Am partner

Latin America disputes specialist Erika Levin has left US firm Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss to join the partnership at Fox Rothschild in New York.

13 April 2021

Ex-Gibson Dunn partner struck off

Former Gibson Dunn disputes partner Peter Gray has been struck off the roll of solicitors of England and Wales, six years after he was found to have deliberately misled the High Court.

09 April 2021

New leadership at Bogotá chamber

The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new president to lead its arbitration and conciliation centre.

09 April 2021

A&O promotes in Slovakia and Hong Kong

Allen & Overy has promoted Lucia Raimanova in Bratislava and Joanne Lau in Hong Kong to the partnership, both of whom have worked on high-profile investment disputes.

08 April 2021

Linklaters promotes in DC

Christian Albanesi, a former managing counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, has been promoted to the partnership at Linklaters in Washington, DC.

08 April 2021

Landau goes solo after sanctions

Toby Landau QC has officially left Essex Court Chambers after China’s imposition of sanctions and will be a sole practitioner in London and a member of the newly launched Duxton Hill Chambers in Singapore.

06 April 2021

Emmanuel Gaillard dies suddenly at 69

UPDATED: Leading international arbitration practitioner Emmanuel Gaillard has died suddenly at the age of 69.

02 April 2021

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