People and firms

Spanish government lawyer heads to Eversheds

Rafael Gil Nievas has left his role as deputy head of the Spanish government team that handles investor-state disputes to join Eversheds Sutherland – after helping the state win a landmark jurisdictional victory in an intra-EU case.

06 July 2022

Curtis builds Swiss team with Schellenberg hire

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has hired its first Swiss-qualified disputes partner, Sebastiano Nessi, from Schellenberg Wittmer in Geneva.

05 July 2022

New names join Swiss centre

The Swiss Arbitration Centre has announced new additions to its arbitration court, including practitioners based in Spain, Turkey and the UAE.

05 July 2022

Arnold & Porter partner goes solo

Dmitri Evseev is leaving Arnold & Porter to practise as an independent arbitrator and launch a new tech venture that promises to provide tools to help make arbitration more collaborative and secure.

04 July 2022

Fietta names third partner

Ashique Rahman, who acted in a high-profile intra-EU BIT claim against Poland, has been made partner at public international law boutique Fietta in London.

04 July 2022

Zeiler hires from ICC and Stephenson Harwood

Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich has hired two new partners – Friederike Schäfer in Vienna, a former counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Joe Gosden in London, who joins from Stephenson Harwood.

01 July 2022

Pi gets a slice of Cleary with London hire

Third party funder Profile Investment, known as “Pi”, has bolstered its London office with the hire of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton counsel Cameron Murphy, who was part of the team that defended Russia in the Yukos arbitrations.

30 June 2022

Kim & Chang arbitration group founder goes solo

Eun Young Park, who co-founded South Korea’s first international arbitration group at Kim & Chang, is leaving the firm to practise independently as an arbitrator.

29 June 2022

Belgian practitioner swaps A&O for Crowell

Werner Eyskens, who advises on construction and post-M&A arbitrations and was part of the largest-ever case heard by Belgian institution CEPANI, has left the partnership at Allen & Overy to join Crowell & Moring in Brussels.

28 June 2022

Pinna leaves Foley to launch Paris boutique

Andrea Pinna has opened his own Paris boutique, leaving his role as head of international arbitration at Foley Hoag in Paris after the firm withdrew from representing Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

23 June 2022

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