People and firms

Volterra Fietta promotes partner

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has promoted Peter Flint, who joined the firm as a consultant last year and has been advising on a potential treaty claim against Australia, to the partnership.

03 June 2021

Russian state lawyer returns to Moscow firm

Olga Tsvetkova has left the Russian Ministry of Justice to rejoin Moscow-based firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as counsel and co-head of its international arbitration group.

02 June 2021

James Crawford dies aged 72

Leading arbitrator, academic and International Court of Justice judge James Crawford has died aged 72.

01 June 2021

Lawyer behind mega-award launches boutique in London

Seamus Andrew, the lawyer who won a US$10 billion award against Nigeria and was recently revealed to have acquired a majority interest in the award creditor, has launched his own London disputes boutique.

28 May 2021

Swedish firms team up

Swedish dispute resolution boutique Frank has joined forces with leading IP firm, Sandart & Partners.

27 May 2021

Former Freshfields counsel launches Paris boutique

Gisèle Stephens-Chu has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she helped Kenya defeat a US$340 million ICSID claim, to launch her own Paris disputes boutique.

25 May 2021

Three Crowns launches Jan Paulsson Scholarship

Three Crowns has launched a scholarship in honour of one of its founders, leading arbitration specialist Jan Paulsson, and named the first recipient as Nigerian Efemena Iluezi-Ogbaudu.

25 May 2021

Chevron settles Australian jetty dispute

An Australian contractor has settled a US$1.7 billion dispute with Chevron over the construction of a jetty for one of the world’s largest natural gas projects, which had played out in UNCITRAL arbitration in Australia and litigation in the US.

24 May 2021

Swedish boutique hires Baker McKenzie practice head

Swedish boutique Westerberg & Partners has hired Stefan Bessman from Baker McKenzie, where he led the Stockholm disputes team.

24 May 2021

Debevoise names new practice leaders

Catherine Amirfar and Mark Friedman have been named as the new co-chairs of the international disputes group at Debevoise & Plimpton, taking over from Donald Donovan and David W Rivkin, who led the team for more than two decades.

20 May 2021

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