People and firms

Withers continues Asia expansion with hire in Hong Kong

Withers has continued growing its Asian international arbitration practice with the hire of Joseph Chu as partner from Simmons & Simmons in Hong Kong.

24 August 2021

SCC appoints secretary general

Kristin Campbell-Wilson has been appointed secretary general of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

23 August 2021

Simmons & Simmons hires in Doha

Construction disputes lawyer Niall Clancy has left Dentons to join Simmons & Simmons as partner in Doha.

20 August 2021

ArbitralWomen president goes solo in New York

ArbitralWomen president Dana MacGrath has left third-party funder Omni Bridgeway to become an independent arbitrator based in New York.

18 August 2021

Finnish investor launches second claim against Egypt

A Finnish businessman has made good on his threat to file a US$500 million investment treaty claim against Egypt over alleged expropriatory behaviour committed by the state after it lost a prior treaty arbitration.

17 August 2021

Second Essex Court silk heads for Brick Court

Salim Moollan QC has become the latest silk to leave Essex Court Chambers in the wake of China’s sanctioning of the set, announcing that he is to join Brick Court Chambers.

17 August 2021

Jones Day renews discovery bid in Bühler dispute

Jones Day has once again asked a US court to force Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe to testify in a JAMS claim it is bringing against former partner Michael Bühler, whose move between the firms led to an arbitrator being replaced in an ICC case and an ensuing dispute over fees.

06 August 2021

Jones Day hires in Düsseldorf

Thomas Weimann, a former co-head of German disputes at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joining Jones Day in Düsseldorf – the second German partner hire the firm has made in recent months.

06 August 2021

WongPartnership hires SIAC counsel

Piyush Prasad has joined WongPartnership as counsel in Singapore after four years at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

06 August 2021

White & Case and Jones Day hire in Australia

Two US firms have bulked up their disputes practices in Australia, with White & Case hiring Lee Carroll as partner in Melbourne and Jones Day adding of counsel Debra Osborn in Perth.

29 July 2021

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