People and firms

WFW recruits in Singapore

Guy Hardaker, who spent more than three decades practising commercial arbitration at Holman Fenwick Willan, has joined Watson Farley & Williams as a consultant in Singapore.

26 October 2023

Dominican government adviser joins Franco-Latin boutique

Leidylin Contreras de Fernández, a former government adviser to the Dominican Republic on its investment arbitrations, has joined disputes boutique Taveras Partners International.

25 October 2023

Gowling poaches arbitration team from Parisian boutique

Former head of disputes at French multinational Areva, Marie-Aude Ziadé, has left CBR & Associés to launch a Paris-based arbitration group at Gowling WLG.

25 October 2023

Holland & Knight promotes in Mexico City

Laura Zielinski, who has acted before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and in a politically sensitive inter-state arbitration between Italy and India, has been promoted to senior counsel at Holland & Knight in Mexico City.

24 October 2023

CMS opens Saudi office with Clyde & Co hire

CMS has opened a new office in Riyadh led by newly hired partner Mohammed Aldowish, the former head of disputes in Saudi Arabia at Clyde & Co.

24 October 2023

Gateley recruits practice heads from Clifford Chance

Michael Lightfoot and Kieran McCarthy have left Clifford Chance, where they were senior associates, to lead the international arbitration practice at UK firm Gateley.

24 October 2023

Liedekerke promotes two to counsel

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick has promoted two members of its dispute resolution team to counsel – Gabriele Ruscalla in Paris and Michaël Houbben in Brussels.

23 October 2023

Anglo-French duo launch Paris boutique

English barrister Jacob Grierson and French-qualified Thomas Granier have left Africa-focused law firm Asafo & Co to launch an international arbitration boutique in Paris.

20 October 2023

DLA Piper names Europe and Latin America heads

DLA Piper has appointed partners Anna Mills in London and Stefano Modenesi in Milan as regional co-heads of the firm’s international arbitration practice in Europe, while João Marçal Martins in São Paulo becomes co-head for Latin America.

20 October 2023

Arbitration trio launch independent LGBTQ+ network

King & Wood Mallesons partners James McKenzie and Wilson Antoon and independent arbitrator Tim Robbins have launched a “grassroots network” for LGBTQIA+ people and allies in the arbitration community.

20 October 2023

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