People and firms

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

WilmerHale’s New York head joins Latham

John Pierce has left Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he headed the firm's international arbitration practice in New York, to become global co-chair of Latham & Watkins' international arbitration practice.

23 June 2022

Carter goes solo in New York

James Carter, who co-founded the New York International Arbitration Centre and has co-chaired the practices of two US firms, is leaving WilmerHale to practise as an independent arbitrator in New York.

21 June 2022

Ex-Ivanyan lawyer heads to Omnia

James Dingley has joined the partnership at Omnia Strategy, the London disputes boutique founded by Cherie Blair QC, following his departure from Ivanyan and Partners in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

16 June 2022

Donovan joins Arbitration Chambers in New York

Leading arbitrator and former head of international disputes and public international law at Debevoise & Plimpton Donald Francis Donovan is to join Arbitration Chambers in New York.

15 June 2022

Allen & Overy partner leaves to found London boutique

Suzanne Spears has left the partnership at Allen & Overy to set up her own London boutique focusing on business and human rights law.

14 June 2022

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