People and firms

New US practice head for Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has named partner Kevin O’Gorman in Houston as its new US head of international arbitration.

04 March 2022

Houthoff and Foley Hoag join exodus from Russia work

UPDATED: Houthoff and Foley Hoag are the latest firms to announce they are abandoning Russia as a client following its attack against Ukraine, as they withdraw from the Yukos dispute and a series of Crimea-related investment treaty cases.

03 March 2022

Mannheimer and Egorov close offices

Swedish firm Mannheimer Swartling has announced it is closing down its operations in Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine, while Russian firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners appears to have shuttered its London office.

03 March 2022

Foley Hoag promotes two in US

Christina Beharry and Madeleine Rodriguez, who have helped Mauritius and Uruguay to defeat treaty claims, have been promoted to the partnership at Foley Hoag.

03 March 2022

Van den Berg withdraws from Yukos case

Prominent Dutch practitioner Albert Jan van den Berg has ceased acting for Russia in the Yukos dispute following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, as three barristers from Essex Court Chambers resign as counsel to Russia in other proceedings.

02 March 2022

Vinson & Elkins rebuilds in Dubai

Vinson & Elkins has hired construction disputes partner Nabeel Ikram in Dubai from Hogan Lovells following the departure of the office’s managing partner Amir Ghaffari last month.

02 March 2022

Pellet and Curtis cease counsel work for Russia

Leading public international lawyer Alain Pellet and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle have withdrawn from Russia’s counsel team in a set of state-to-state disputes with Ukraine.

01 March 2022

Mayer Brown promotes in Brazil and France

Mayer Brown’s Brazilian associate firm Tauil & Chequer has promoted Gustavo Scheffer to the partnership, while William Ahern has been named counsel in the US firm’s Paris office.

01 March 2022

Ivanyan closes London office as another partner quits

Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners is to close its London office in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as another partner announces his resignation.

28 February 2022

Orrick promotes in London

Sarah Stockley, who is advising a Mauritian telecoms investor in a billion-dollar treaty claim against India, has made partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in London.

28 February 2022

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