People and firms

Chilean disputes team breaks away

Leading Chilean practitioner Andrés Jana and the rest of the disputes team at GAR 100 firm Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana in Santiago are breaking away to launch a new boutique.

21 March 2022

Eversheds counsel goes solo as arbitrator

Greek practitioner Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou has left her role as counsel at Eversheds Sutherland in Paris to launch a sole practice, where she will mainly work as an arbitrator.

18 March 2022

Clyde & Co recruits Queen Mary academic

Loukas Mistelis, former director of the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration, has joined the partnership at Clyde & Co in London.

17 March 2022

Atkin Chambers welcomes silk from 39 Essex

Stuart Catchpole QC has joined Atkin Chambers after more than three decades at 39 Essex Chambers in London.

15 March 2022

DLA Piper hires Middle East practice head

Andrew Mackenzie has left Baker McKenzie in Dubai to join DLA Piper as its new head of arbitration, litigation and investigations in the Middle East.

14 March 2022

CIArb young group appoints new leadership

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ under-40s group has appointed a new and diverse steering committee for its 2022 term.

10 March 2022

Cuatrecasas hires Colombia disputes head

Alberto Zuleta has joined Spanish firm Cuatrecasas to lead its litigation and arbitration practice in Bogotá after five years in the same role at Holland & Knight.

09 March 2022

Kim & Chang hires in Seoul

Kim & Chang has hired Sue Hyun Lim, the departing secretary-general of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s international division, as partner in Seoul.

07 March 2022

Baker Botts practice founder goes solo

Jay Alexander, co-founder and former chair of Baker Botts’ international arbitration practice, has left the firm to practise as an independent arbitrator.

04 March 2022

Schellenberg to drop work for Russia

Swiss firm Schellenberg Wittmer has confirmed it will cease to act in cases for Russia and its state entities, following similar announcements by other counsel in the past week.

04 March 2022

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