People and firms

Boies Schiller hires from KWM in London

Andrei Yakovlev has left the partnership at King & Wood Mallesons to join Boies Schiller & Flexner in London.

28 March 2023

Pinsent Masons adds second ISDS practice head

Graham Coop has left Volterra Fietta to become co-head of the new investor-state dispute settlement and public international law practice at Pinsent Masons.

28 March 2023

King & Spalding names new practice leaders

Houston-based partner Wade Coriell has been appointed as the new head of international arbitration at King & Spalding, while Elizabeth Silbert in Atlanta has been made deputy head of the practice.

28 March 2023

Lee & Ko promotes duo

Korean firm Lee & Ko has promoted Bami Yoo and Elizabeth Shin to the partnership – the fourth and fifth female practitioners in a row to be made partner in its international arbitration team.

23 March 2023

Dechert promotes in DC

David Attanasio, who recently helped a Hungarian oil and gas group win a US$237 million award against Croatia, has been promoted to counsel at Dechert in Washington, DC.

21 March 2023

US firm hires practice head from Hughes Hubbard

Luis O'Naghten has left the partnership at Hughes Hubbard & Reed to become head of international arbitration at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Miami.

20 March 2023

Baker Botts promotes in London

Baker Botts has promoted New Zealand-qualified barrister and solicitor David Turner to special counsel in London.

20 March 2023

“Enough is enough”: Justice Patel calls for Indian arbitration reform

In a GAR Live keynote speech delivered before the news that India will open its doors to foreign lawyers, Justice Gautam Patel of the High Court of Bombay called out “fundamental flaws” in the country’s arbitration system, taking aim at the conduct of arbitration practitioners in the country and saying it was time to “burn down the house” in terms of how arbitration is perceived.

17 March 2023

Rajah & Tann hires ex-HSF lawyer

Singapore firm Rajah & Tann has hired Vanina Sucharitkul, an academic and former Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer, as partner in its international arbitration practice.

16 March 2023

Quinn Emanuel promotes two in London

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has promoted Jagdish Menezes and Manthi Wickramasooriya to of counsel in London.

14 March 2023

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