People and firms

Simmons & Simmons strengthens in Hong Kong

Gary Yin, who led the Hong Kong investigations and disputes practice at Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng, has joined the partnership at Simmons & Simmons in Hong Kong.

01 April 2021

View from Peru: an interview with Ricardo Ampuero Llerena

Ricardo Ampuero Llerena, the former head of the government commission that represents Peru in investment disputes, speaks to GAR about the state’s track record in investor-state arbitration, his hopes for ISDS reform and concerns over recent proposals to regulate domestic arbitration in the country.

30 March 2021

Swiss boutique makes first promotion

Daniel Durante has become the first partner to be promoted at Patocchi & Marzolini, the Geneva disputes boutique set up seven years ago by former members of Lenz & Staehelin.

30 March 2021

Departures announced after China sanctions Essex Court

Essex Court Chambers has announced the departure of Toby Landau QC and other members of its affiliate practice in Singapore following China's imposition of sanctions on the London-based set; while Jern-Fei Ng QC is moving to another chambers in London.

29 March 2021

Squire Patton Boggs recruits in Paris

John Adam, who has defended Latin American states in several treaty cases, has left Latham & Watkins to join Squire Patton Boggs’ international arbitration team in Paris.

25 March 2021

Introducing Mayer Greenberg

After five years of working together, leading international arbitrator Pierre Mayer has teamed up with rising practitioner Céline Greenberg – his tribunal secretary in numerous cases – to create a Paris-based boutique dedicated to arbitration and related court proceedings.

24 March 2021

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler promotes

Michele Potestà, who has co-authored a series of prominent reports on investor-state dispute settlement reforms, has been made partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler.

24 March 2021

CMS hires practice co-head from Addleshaw Goddard

Sarah Vasani is leaving Addleshaw Goddard, where she led the investor-state disputes practice, to become co-head of the arbitration group at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in London.

23 March 2021

Former LCIA registrar named LMAA secretary

James Clanchy, a former registrar and deputy director of the LCIA, has been appointed honorary secretary of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.

19 March 2021

Another Shearman lawyer joins breakaway firm

Tsegaye Laurendeau has become the latest lawyer to leave Shearman & Sterling and join the partnership at the breakaway disputes boutique launched by the US firm’s former international arbitration heads.

18 March 2021

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