People and firms

Paul Hastings hires from Shearman in London

English-qualified barrister Garreth Wong has left Shearman & Sterling to join the partnership at Paul Hastings in London.

07 March 2023

KWM promotes in London

James McKenzie, who represented Naftogaz in a US$5.5 billion LCIA dispute with companies linked to Ukrainian-born oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, has been promoted to partner at King & Wood Mallesons in London.

06 March 2023

Dentons promotes in New York

Diora Ziyaeva, who is acting for a Canadian mining company in a US$300 million ICSID claim against Colombia, has been promoted to the partnership at Dentons in New York.

03 March 2023

Japanese firm promotes in Singapore

Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has promoted Shunsuke Domon to the partnership in Singapore.

03 March 2023

Cameroon challenges Clay in pipeline case

Cameroon has sought to disqualify French arbitrator Thomas Clay from hearing an ICSID dispute with an oil consortium.

02 March 2023

Pinsent Masons recruits practice head in London

Sylvia Tonova has left Jones Day to become co-head of investor-state dispute settlement and public international law at Pinsent Masons.

01 March 2023

Squire Patton Boggs hires from Allen & Overy

Naomi Briercliffe, who has acted in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and inter-state disputes, is joining Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in London from Allen & Overy.

01 March 2023

A&O hires from White & Case in Hong Kong

Melody Chan has left her role as head of disputes in China at White & Case to join the partnership at Allen & Overy in Hong Kong – shortly after partner Matthew Hodgson left that office to relocate to A&O in London.

28 February 2023

Squire Patton Boggs promotes in Prague

Squire Patton Boggs has promoted Vladimír Polách and Matej Pustay, who have both defended Kosovo in arbitration proceedings, to the partnership in Prague.

27 February 2023

Volterra Fietta hires from Eversheds

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has hired Ahmed Abdel-Hakam, who has represented Libya in several investment disputes, as a partner in London from Eversheds Sutherland.

24 February 2023

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