People and firms

CIArb elects new presidents

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has elected Jonathan Wood of RPC in London and Mohamed Abdel Wahab of Zulficar & Partners in Cairo as its presidents for 2024 and 2025 respectively, also adding new trustees.

11 November 2022

Lebanese partner joins Teynier Pic

Lebanese practitioner Danny Rifaat has joined the partnership at Teynier Pic in Paris, months after his Beirut firm formed a strategic alliance with the French boutique.

10 November 2022

Lalive promotes duo in London

Robert Bradshaw, who helped to win a US$1.78 billion ICC award against a Korean airline, has been promoted to counsel at Lalive in London alongside Kevin Huber, who has defended Iraqi Kurdistan in a multibillion-dollar oil and gas dispute.

09 November 2022

IBA committee names new officers

The International Bar Association’s arbitration committee has announced its slate of officers for 2023, with Brazil’s Valería Galíndez stepping up to senior co-chair and Xavier Favre-Bulle of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva becoming junior co-chair.

04 November 2022

Stoyanov to steer practice at A&O

Allen & Overy partner Marie Stoyanov in Paris is to take over as head of the firm’s international arbitration group from Mark Levy KC in London.

04 November 2022

ICC commission appoints new vice-chairs

The ICC commission on arbitration and ADR has appointed eight new vice-chairs to its steering committee as its renewed membership met in Miami last week.

03 November 2022

Latham promotes in London

Latham & Watkins has promoted Samuel Pape, part of the team defending Colombia in four ICSID claims, to partner in its international arbitration team.

03 November 2022

Gibson Dunn hires Asia head and human rights judge

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has recruited partner Paul Tan in Singapore to lead its international arbitration practice in Asia – while the London office welcomes of counsel Robert Spano, who has just stepped down as president of the European Court of Human Rights.

02 November 2022

Douglas moves chambers in London

Zachary Douglas KC has left Matrix Chambers for 3 Verulam Buildings.

01 November 2022

Marigo succeeds Blackaby as Freshfields practice co-head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named partner Noiana Marigo in New York as the new global co-head of its international arbitration group, as Nigel Blackaby steps down after eight years in the role.

31 October 2022

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