People and firms

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

Van Houtte quits Hague tribunal

Belgian arbitrator Hans van Houtte has resigned as president of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague after seven years in the role.

09 June 2017

Blackaby looks back

At an event in Houston, Nigel Blackaby, the Washington, DC-based head of international arbitration at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, reflected on his career in the field and the most rewarding moments of his professional life to date.

12 May 2017

Fietta opens in London

14 December 2015

Debevoise promotes PIL lawyer in New York

30 May 2014

Freshfields names new PIL co-head

03 April 2014

Arbitrators East and West

14 November 2013

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