People and firms

Herlihy leaves Skadden for A&O

David Herlihy is leaving Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom to join Allen & Overy as partner in the international arbitration team, where he will split his time between London and Dublin.

29 March 2022

Resigning from Russian work: principled stand or public shaming?

A panel at Paris Arbitration Week considered the wave of counsel resignations from Russia-related work in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, questioning whether those lawyers withdrawing are really taking a principled stand or have other motives.

29 March 2022

Akin Gump hires Gibson Dunn team in Dubai

Graham Lovett has left Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Dubai to head Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Middle East disputes practice at its office in the emirate, bringing a team with him.

28 March 2022

“Even pariahs have rights”: law firm can't drop sanctioned Russian client

A judge in the British Virgin Islands has refused to allow Ogier to cease acting for a Russian state-owned bank in a pending litigation despite the offshore firm’s concerns about reputational damage and the impact of sanctions.

25 March 2022

Who is sitting at ICSID?

The latest round of panels formed at ICSID includes a first-time appointment for Chile’s Ricardo Vásquez Urra and a second for Latvian Eva Kalnina and Canada’s Howard Mann.

24 March 2022

A Peace Palace hearing shaken by war

GAR has heard how a hearing in a US$10 billion case brought by Ukraine’s national oil and gas company against Russia became a “surreal” experience when war broke out during the proceedings in the Peace Palace in The Hague, as Ukrainian participants were forced to walk and hitchhike into a warzone to protect their families.

21 March 2022

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

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