People and firms

Romanian partner promoted in Paris

French firm Jeantet has promoted a Romanian partner in Paris who specialises in M&A and construction disputes and was recently appointed to her first ICSID panel.

16 September 2020

New Amsterdam boutique expands

Ysquare, a Dutch disputes boutique that launched last year, has grown its arbitration team to five – hiring Bregje Korthals Altes from the partnership at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.

15 September 2020

London firm hires from Mishcon

Ben Giaretta has left Mishcon de Reya to take up the role as co-head of international arbitration at another London-based firm, Fox Williams.

14 September 2020

Roschier’s former Helsinki disputes head goes solo

The former head of disputes at Roschier in Helsinki, Petri Taivalkoski, has left the firm after 29 years to establish an independent arbitrator and mediator practice in the Finnish capital.

10 September 2020

New US list promotes arbitrators of African descent

Amid a debate about promoting diversity in international arbitration, two practitioners have compiled a list of 123 arbitrators of African descent with ties to the US.

04 September 2020

Polish and Hungarian duo launch boutique

Former K&L Gates partner Wojciech Sadowski and Veronika Korom, professor at the ESSEC Business School in Paris, have founded an arbitration boutique with offices in Paris, Budapest and Warsaw.

04 September 2020

Crowell hires in DC and Doha

Crowell & Moring has hired a team of 13 lawyers from Squire Patton Boggs who have a Qatar-focused infrastructure projects and disputes practice and will be based in Washington, DC, and a new office in Doha.

03 September 2020

Annacker leaves Cleary for Dechert

Claudia Annacker has left Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton & Steen, where she led the defence of Russia in its high-profile dispute with the former Yukos majority shareholders, to join the partnership at Dechert in Paris.

01 September 2020

Austrian boutique merges with US-UK-Australian firm

Austrian arbitration boutique Zeiler Partners has merged with Floyd Zadkovich, a US-UK-Australian outfit with a focus on shipping and commodities, to create a new firm with offices on three continents.

28 August 2020

Withers continues Asia expansion with Eversheds hire

Withers has hired Shaun Leong as a partner from Eversheds Sutherland in Singapore, as the firm continues to expand its arbitration presence in Asia.

25 August 2020

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