People and firms

Three firms promote counsel

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Hogan Lovells and Foley Hoag have promoted members of their international arbitration teams to counsel.

21 January 2021

Japanese firm hires from Bae Kim & Lee

David MacArthur has become the second high-profile departure from Bae Kim & Lee this month as he leaves to join Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune as senior foreign counsel in Tokyo.

20 January 2021

European boutique hires from Linklaters

Alicja Zielińska-Eisen, who helped a Luxembourg entity win a €176 million treaty award against Poland, has left Linklaters to join newly-launched disputes boutique Queritius as of counsel, splitting her time between Warsaw and Berlin.

19 January 2021

New practice head at Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood has appointed Rovine Chandrasekera, who launched the firm’s Middle East practice and has a background in marine law, as its new head of international arbitration.

19 January 2021

Clifford Chance team launches Moscow boutique

The eight-lawyer disputes team at Clifford Chance in Moscow led by partner Timur Aitkulov has left the firm to launch a new disputes boutique in the Russian capital.

18 January 2021

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler partner goes solo as firm promotes

Sabina Sacco has left the partnership at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler to work as an independent arbitrator, as the Geneva boutique promotes Nina Lauber-Thommesen to counsel.

15 January 2021

DLA hires Japan disputes head from Quinn Emanuel

Tony Andriotis has left the partnership at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to join DLA Piper and lead its international arbitration practice in Japan.

15 January 2021

Norton Rose Fulbright promotes four

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted arbitration practitioners to the partnership in London, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong.

14 January 2021

Gearing up for the Bar

After 24 years, Matthew Gearing QC is leaving Allen & Overy to become a barrister.

13 January 2021

Canadian arbitrator calls time on counsel work

Canadian sole practitioner Todd Weiler has stopped taking instructions as counsel to practise solely as an arbitrator, citing the increasing anxiety over “double hatting” in the arbitration community.

13 January 2021

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