People and firms

Indian lawyer joins Twenty Essex

Indian practitioner Rishab Gupta is leaving Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, where he led the firm's arbitration practice in Mumbai, to join Twenty Essex.

27 October 2022

Haigh goes solo after five decades

Leading Canadian arbitrator David Haigh KC is leaving the partnership at Calgary firm Burnet Duckworth & Palmer, his home for more than 50 years, to practise independently.

27 October 2022

Japanese firms recruit foreign lawyers

Japanese firm Nozomi Sogo has hired Swiss-qualified Michael Mroczek as an international arbitration partner in Tokyo – as Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu recruits Justin Ee as partner in Singapore.

25 October 2022

Indian firm builds Singapore team

Former SIAC regional head for South Asia Pranav Mago has joined Indian firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas to help build its Singapore disputes practice, a year after launching one of Asia’s first litigation finance consultancies.

21 October 2022

Peter & Kim partner breaks away in Bern

Christoph Brunner is leaving the partnership at Peter & Kim to found his own boutique in the Swiss city of Bern.

19 October 2022

Outer Temple adds two in Dubai

London-based set Outer Temple Chambers has added two English-qualified barristers to its Dubai office – Baker Botts’ former head of Middle East disputes Philip Punwar and Sean Yates, former general counsel at a major Chinese state-owned construction company.

18 October 2022

Dechert partner goes solo in Brussels

Erica Stein has left Dechert after more than eight years to launch a solo arbitrator practice in Brussels.

18 October 2022

Morgan Lewis recruits in Singapore

Pardeep Khosa has left Davinder Singh Chambers after almost four years to join Morgan Lewis & Bockius as a partner in Singapore.

17 October 2022

Peter removed from Venezuela panel

Venezuela has successfully challenged Wolfgang Peter as arbitrator in an investment treaty case after raising concerns he could be influenced by the views of his Peter & Kim colleague Pierre Tercier in a similar dispute.

12 October 2022

Fieldfisher hires Hogan Lovells duo

Fieldfisher has hired two practitioners from the Munich office of Hogan Lovells, with Philipp Duncker staying in the city as partner and Jonas Poell moving to Paris as counsel.

12 October 2022

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