People and firms

Armenian boutique merges with Moscow firm

Armenian practitioner Sargis Grigoryan has merged his disputes boutique with Rybalkin Gortsunyan Dyakin & Partners, becoming the first international office for the Moscow-based firm.

04 August 2022

ICSID counsel joins new Chilean boutique

Francisco Grob has left ICSID after seven years as legal counsel to join Jana & Gil Dispute Resolution, the Chilean boutique recently launched by former members of Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana.

03 August 2022

Mansors recruits former Baker disputes head in Moscow

Months after Baker McKenzie announced its Russian operations would be spun off in response to the war in Ukraine, the firm’s head of CIS disputes Vladimir Khvalei has left to join Mansors in Moscow.

02 August 2022

Volterra Fietta can't collect fees under unlawful retainer

The High Court in London has affirmed that Volterra Fietta is not entitled to any of the nearly US$3 million it billed a client in an investment treaty arbitration under a conditional fee agreement that was found to be unlawful.

02 August 2022

Alvin Yeo SC dies aged 60

Alvin Yeo SC, co-founder of WongPartnership and the youngest ever lawyer to be appointed senior counsel in Singapore, has died aged 60 following a two-year battle with cancer.

01 August 2022

New principal at LK Law

James Hayton, who has worked on investment treaty claims against Argentina and Belgium among other cases and is co-founder of the first arbitration conference for the Balkan region, has been appointed principal at the London office of UK-Australian law firm LK.

29 July 2022

Watson Farley launches Madrid disputes practice

Victor Mercedes, a former practice head at Baker McKenzie in Barcelona, has joined Watson Farley & Williams to launch a disputes practice in Madrid.

28 July 2022

Davies quits A&O for Skadden

Kate Davies QC is leaving Allen & Overy to join the partnership at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in London, following the retirement of Karyl Nairn QC from the US firm earlier this year.

27 July 2022

Gibson Dunn promotes three in London and DC

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has promoted Ceyda Knoebel and Jonathan Griffin to of counsel in London and Ankita Ritwik to the same position in Washington, DC.

26 July 2022

Mexican practitioner launches solo practice

Galicia Abogados senior associate Paola Aldrete has left the firm to launch a practice as a sole practitioner in Mexico City.

22 July 2022

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