People and firms

Belarus urged to free arbitrator detained over support for Ukraine

Belarusian authorities are facing calls to release arbitrator Aliaksandr Danilevich, who has been detained for the past two months after co-signing a statement calling for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

15 July 2022

Mexican firm hires disputes duo

Elsa Ortega and Sofía Gómez Ruano have left their boutique practice to join the partnership at Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez in Mexico City, with Ortega becoming head of arbitration and dispute resolution.

15 July 2022

Norton Rose Fulbright promotes in Perth

Jo Feldman, a former Australian government lawyer who helped to defend the state in its first investment arbitration, has been promoted to partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Perth.

13 July 2022

Korean government lawyer begins sole practice

Haneul Jung has left his role as director of trade disputes at South Korea’s ministry of trade to become an independent arbitrator based in Seoul.

12 July 2022

Debevoise promotes two in New York

Laura Sinisterra, who has acted in several ICSID cases against Latin American states, has been promoted to partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York – while Ashika Singh has been made counsel in the same team.

07 July 2022

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

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