People and firms

Another Shearman lawyer joins breakaway firm

Tsegaye Laurendeau has become the latest lawyer to leave Shearman & Sterling and join the partnership at the breakaway disputes boutique launched by the US firm’s former international arbitration heads.

18 March 2021

Hogan Lovells lawyer opens Mexican boutique

Carlos Alvarado has left Hogan Lovells after a decade to launch a commercial disputes boutique in Mexico City.

18 March 2021

DLA Piper builds in Latin America

DLA Piper has hired a Shearman & Sterling alumnus to head its newly launched international arbitration practice in Colombia while promoting a partner in Peru.

17 March 2021

Baker Botts promotes in Moscow

Baker Botts has promoted Izabella Kharlamova, who is advising a telecoms company in an ICSID claim against Turkmenistan, to special counsel in Moscow.

17 March 2021

Zeiler partner returns to Austrian firm as practice co-head

Markus Schifferl has left the partnership at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich to return to bpv Hügel in Vienna, where he will take up the role of co-head of dispute resolution.

12 March 2021

New chair at Maxwell Chambers

Shearman & Sterling partner Daryl Chew has been appointed as the new chair of Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.

11 March 2021

Doha chambers adds three

Doha-based English barristers’ set McNair Chambers has added former Malaysian chief justice Arifin bin Zakaria, US academic Zachary Calo and Libyan lawyer Ali Abu Sedra to its international arbitration team.

11 March 2021

Atlanta group names new president

The Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) has named independent arbitrator Brent Clinkscale as its new president – the first African American to take on the role.

10 March 2021

Swedish boutique hires from Baker McKenzie

Anina Liebkind, who has worked on a series of gas pricing disputes worth US$140 billion, has left Baker McKenzie to join the partnership at Swedish disputes boutique Norburg & Scherp.

10 March 2021

Orrick promotes three in Europe

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has promoted new partners and counsel from its international arbitration team across three European cities.

09 March 2021

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