People and firms

Baker Botts names new practice heads

Baker Botts has named partners Johannes Koepp in London and Andrew Behrman in New York as co-chairs of its rebranded international disputes group, also appointing Alejandro Escobar as chair of the public international law practice within the group.

13 September 2021

A&O hires from Arnold & Porter

Gaela Gehring Flores has left Arnold & Porter after 14 years to join the partnership at Allen & Overy in Washington, DC.

09 September 2021

Young ICCA elects Three Crowns barrister as co-chair

Three Crowns senior associate Maanas Jain has been elected as a co-chair of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s youth network until 2023.

08 September 2021

Three Crowns hires from Nigerian firm

Hamid Abdulkareem has joined Three Crowns as counsel in London from Aluko & Oyebode in Lagos, bringing experience in high-stakes energy and natural resources disputes.

06 September 2021

Foley Hoag hires from Eversheds in Paris

Africa-focused lawyer Manuel Tomas has left his role as counsel at Eversheds Sutherland to join the partnership at Foley Hoag in Paris.

03 September 2021

Ex-SIAC South Asia head launches funding consultancy

Pranav Mago, the former head of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s South Asia desk, has launched one of Asia’s first litigation finance consultancies.

03 September 2021

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Fifteen new panels have been formed at ICSID in the past seven weeks, including first-time appointments for Egypt’s Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Kenya’s Githu Muigai SC, Sweden’s Jakob Ragnwaldh and Carlos Concepción of the US.

02 September 2021

Kalnina joins Arbitration Chambers

After 12 years at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Eva Kalnina has joined Arbitration Chambers, where she will focus on sitting as arbitrator in commercial and investment treaty disputes.

01 September 2021

Lalive hires from Skadden in London

Genevieve Poirier has joined Swiss firm Lalive as partner in London from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

01 September 2021

NRA seeks to revive suit over arbitrator’s racist email

The National Rifle Association of America has appealed the dismissal of its lawsuit against Winston & Strawn and JAMS relating to a racist email sent by an arbitrator.

26 August 2021

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