People and firms

Peter & Kim continues growth in Seoul

Yunsoo Shin has become the latest former Bae Kim & Lee disputes lawyer to join Korean-Swiss boutique Peter & Kim.

19 February 2021

Swiss-Peruvian launches Geneva boutique

Franz Stirnimann Fuentes – a Swiss-Peruvian national who defended Ecuador in its environmental feud with Chevron – has left the partnership at Swiss firm Froriep to launch his own disputes boutique in Geneva.

18 February 2021

Al Tamimi promotes in Dubai

Al Tamimi & Company has promoted Sara Koleilat-Aranjo, who has acted in several real estate arbitrations in the Middle East, to the partnership in Dubai.

17 February 2021

Latham hires from WilmerHale in New York

Santiago Bejarano, who helped a US pharmaceutical company win a treaty claim against Ecuador, has left WilmerHale after more than six years to join Latham & Watkins as counsel in New York.

16 February 2021

Addleshaw Goddard hires from Orrick in London

Maria Frangeskides, a former practice head at Coudert Brothers, is leaving the partnership at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe after almost 16 years to join Addleshaw Goddard in London.

15 February 2021

LO Baptista rebuilds after arbitration team departs

Brazilian firm LO Baptista Advogados has acquired two new disputes partners following the recent departure of its entire arbitration group to a rival firm.

15 February 2021

Clyde & Co hires Hamburg practice head

Georg Scherpf, who represented Sweden’s Vattenfall in its high-profile Energy Charter Treaty claim against Germany, has joined Clyde & Co in Hamburg to head its international arbitration practice in the city.

12 February 2021

Three Crowns hires from Shearman in Paris

Ilija Mitrev Penushliski, who helped Yukos shareholders win the US$50 billion award against Russia, has left Shearman & Sterling to join Three Crowns as counsel in Paris.

12 February 2021

Three Crowns lawyer returns to Freshfields

Alexandra van der Meulen has left Three Crowns to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the firm where she began her career, as counsel in its international arbitration group in Paris.

11 February 2021

Jones Day hires from Dechert in London

Investor-state arbitration and public international law practitioner Michelle Bradfield has left Dechert to join the partnership at Jones Day in London.

10 February 2021

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