People and firms

Former CMS practice head goes solo

The former head of international arbitration at CMS, Dorothee Ruckteschler, is leaving the firm after almost three decades to practice as an independent arbitrator in Stuttgart.

05 October 2020

Shearman promotes Paris duo to counsel

Shearman & Sterling has promoted two senior associates who have worked on a series of high-profile investment and commercial disputes to counsel in Paris.

05 October 2020

Brown Rudnick practice head joins Middle East firm

Nicholas Tse has left his role as Brown Rudnick’s head of international arbitration to lead the practice at Alem and Associates – the Lebanese firm acting alongside him in the closely-watched Kebab-Ji case before the UK Supreme Court.

02 October 2020

Ivanyan hires from Clifford Chance ahead of London launch

Russian firm Ivanyan & Partners has hired James Dingley from Clifford Chance in London as it prepares to open its first international office in the UK capital.

01 October 2020

Teare returns to London chambers

Sir Nigel Teare has retired as the lead judge in London's Commercial Court – a role which has seen him rule on many high-profile arbitration-related cases – to join the arbitrator wing at Quadrant Chambers.

30 September 2020

Withers hires former UK attorney general

Geoffrey Cox QC, the former Attorney General who advised the UK government on Brexit, has joined the arbitration and litigation team at Withers.

29 September 2020

Squire Patton Boggs hires from WilmerHale

Michelle Glassman Bock, who has acted in over a dozen gas price review proceedings, has left WilmerHale to join the partnership at Squire Patton Boggs.

29 September 2020

Dechert Beijing head joins Arbitration Chambers

Dechert’s managing partner in Beijing, Jingzhou Tao, has left the firm to join Arbitration Chambers and focus on his arbitrator practice.

28 September 2020

Mishcon hires first disputes partner in Singapore

Gavin Margetson, who has practised in Asia for 16 years, has joined Mishcon de Reya’s new Singapore office as its first dedicated disputes partner.

25 September 2020

UK firm hires practice head with Middle East experience

Johanne Cox, who has spent much of her career in the Middle East and North Africa, has joined Shoosmiths in London as its first dedicated head of international arbitration, as the British firm eyes disputes that may arise out of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

23 September 2020

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