People and firms

Teynier Pic makes first counsel promotion

Anne-Sophie Tonin, who helped French telecoms group Orange attach airplanes belonging to Equatorial Guinea, has been promoted to counsel at Paris boutique Teynier Pic.

28 January 2019

White & Case grows Lat Am team

Silvia Marchili has joined the partnership at White & Case after 13 years with King & Spalding in Houston, where she acted for investors in a number of successful treaty claims against Latin American states.

22 January 2019

CAS leader moves to private practice in Lausanne

The former deputy secretary general of the Court of Arbitration for Sport William Sternheimer has joined specialist boutique Morgan Sports Law, where he will head the firm’s newly opened Lausanne office.

10 January 2019

Lawyers charged in Geneva over fake arbitration

Swiss authorities have charged Matthew Parish and two other Geneva-based lawyers with fabricating an arbitration as part of an effort to implicate senior Kuwaiti officials in a coup plot and corruption scandal.

03 December 2018

Hoffmann departs Clyde & Co to set up independent boutique

Dual qualified English-German lawyer Anne K Hoffmann has left Clyde & Co in Dubai to establish her own arbitration boutique in the emirate.

29 October 2018

US alleges kickbacks by law firms in Venezuela cases

The US Department of Justice has alleged that unnamed law firms representing Venezuela in international arbitrations arranged to pay “kickbacks” to the relative of a Venezuelan government official.

01 August 2018

Noury takes helm at Freshfields in London

Sylvia Noury has taken over as London head of international arbitration at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in the group's second leadership change this year.

01 May 2018

Debevoise censured over “fraud” in casino dispute

A SIAC tribunal has censured Debevoise & Plimpton and its Texan co-counsel for making misrepresentations in a dispute over the sale of a casino in Laos, it has emerged.

02 February 2018

Burford poaches from rival funder

Third-party funder Burford Capital has hired Vannin Capital senior counsel Jeffery Commission, who was previously at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, as a director in Washington, DC.

15 December 2017

Clifford Chance partner fined over role in third-party funded lawsuit

A UK disciplinary body has fined Clifford Chance and a member of its international arbitration practice, Alex Panayides, £50,000 each over their role in a controversial litigation that left a group of third-party funders on the hook for tens of millions in legal costs.

04 December 2017

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