People and firms

Schoenherr promotes youngest disputes counsel

Schoenherr has promoted its youngest-ever disputes counsel, a Vienna-based practitioner who has secured awards against Serbia and Kosovo as well as defending Moldova.

13 August 2020

Cheng hit with US sanctions

Teresa Cheng SC, a leading arbitrator and Hong Kong's justice secretary, is among a group of Hong Kong and mainland Chinese government officials who have been made subject to sanctions by the US for alleged assaults on the territory's autonomy.

12 August 2020

Former Cooley lawyer charged in fraud scheme

A former special counsel at Cooley has been charged in connection with an alleged fraud scheme spanning his time at the firm and at the Commonwealth Secretariat – with his wife, an anti-corruption lawyer, facing separate charges.

07 August 2020

Quinn Emanuel hires from Fried Frank

Justin Michaelson has left Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson after eight years to join the partnership at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

06 August 2020

Armas takes helm at Hogan Lovells

Oliver Armas has been appointed as global leader of Hogan Lovells' international arbitration practice, taking over from Daniel Gonzalez.

05 August 2020

Withers hires in Singapore

Following increased demand for dispute resolution services, Withers has hired a team from Oon & Bazul in Singapore, led by partner Chenthil Kumarasingam.

04 August 2020

Tan joins Clifford Chance

Paul Tan, who has appeared in many arbitration-related cases in the Singaporean courts and secured the first reported permanent antisuit injunction granted by the Court of Appeal, is leaving Rajah & Tann to join Clifford Chance.

31 July 2020

Essex Court expands PIL team

Junior barrister and public international lawyer Sean Aughey – who has defended states including Pakistan, Jordan, Sri Lanka and Lesotho in investment treaty disputes – has joined Essex Court Chambers in London.

29 July 2020

Miles leaves Debevoise for Twenty Essex

Leading arbitration and public international law practitioner Wendy Miles QC has left the partnership at Debevoise & Plimpton to join London set Twenty Essex.

27 July 2020

Brazilian lawyers launch London boutique

Three lawyers including a former partner at a Mayer Brown associate firm have opened a new Brazil-focused disputes boutique in London.

24 July 2020

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