People and firms

Pinsent Masons recruits practice head in London

Sylvia Tonova has left Jones Day to become co-head of investor-state dispute settlement and public international law at Pinsent Masons.

01 March 2023

Squire Patton Boggs hires from Allen & Overy

Naomi Briercliffe, who has acted in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and inter-state disputes, is joining Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in London from Allen & Overy.

01 March 2023

A&O hires from White & Case in Hong Kong

Melody Chan has left her role as head of disputes in China at White & Case to join the partnership at Allen & Overy in Hong Kong – shortly after partner Matthew Hodgson left that office to relocate to A&O in London.

28 February 2023

Squire Patton Boggs promotes in Prague

Squire Patton Boggs has promoted Vladimír Polách and Matej Pustay, who have both defended Kosovo in arbitration proceedings, to the partnership in Prague.

27 February 2023

Volterra Fietta hires from Eversheds

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has hired Ahmed Abdel-Hakam, who has represented Libya in several investment disputes, as a partner in London from Eversheds Sutherland.

24 February 2023

Roschier promotes in Helsinki

Finnish-Swedish firm Roschier has promoted Laila Sivonen, who advises on commercial arbitration and compliance investigations, to the partnership in Helsinki.

24 February 2023

New partners at Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block has hired two new partners – Kenneth Beale from King & Spalding in Washington, DC, and James Rogers from Norton Rose Fulbright in London.

23 February 2023

Gunter leaves Bär & Karrer to launch practice

Bär & Karrer’s former co-head of arbitration Pierre-Yves Gunter is leaving the firm to set up his own practice in Geneva, citing a wish to avoid conflicts of interest.

22 February 2023

Sullivan leaves Gibson Dunn for Debevoise

Jeffrey Sullivan KC has left Gibson Dunn & Crutcher to join Debevoise & Plimpton as partner and co-chair of international arbitration in Europe.

21 February 2023

HSF to close Seoul office

UPDATED: Herbert Smith Freehills has announced it will close its Seoul office and relocate the office managing partner Mike McClure KC to London, where he will be joined by new of counsel Anuradha Agnihotri from Indian firm Trilegal.

21 February 2023

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