People and firms

Luther promotes counsel in Hamburg

Tim Rauschning, who represented Sweden’s Vattenfall in its almost €6 billion ICSID claim against Germany over the country’s phase-out of nuclear energy, has been promoted to counsel at Luther in Hamburg.

23 July 2021

Boutique expands to Toronto with Torys hire

Myriam Seers has left Canadian firm Torys to join transatlantic disputes boutique Savoie Laporte as its third partner, helping to launch its new office in Toronto.

21 July 2021

Curtis partners decamp to DLA and funder

Gabriela Álvarez-Ávila has left Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle after 14 years to join DLA Piper as partner in Mexico City – while Benard Preziosi, who recently retired from Curtis after four decades, has joined a third-party funder in New York.

20 July 2021

What McIlwrath did next

After 22 years steering litigation for General Electric's oil and gas division and for former GE subsidiary Baker Hughes, Michael McIlwrath has founded a new company devoted to providing in-house litigation support to private and public organisations facing international disputes.

19 July 2021

Sidley practice leader heading for Singapore

In addition to his role as global co-head of international arbitration and trade at Sidley Austin, Tai-Heng Cheng has taken over as co-managing partner of the firm's office in Singapore – and plans to relocate to the city state, where he grew up, after 25 years in the US.

16 July 2021

Hong Kong firm opens in three cities

MB Kemp, a Hong Kong-based firm that launched last year, has hired Salah Mattoo from Winston & Strawn to co-head its international arbitration and public international law practice as it opens new offices in London, Milan and Abu Dhabi.

15 July 2021

HFW builds in Sydney with Baker hire

Jo Delaney has left Baker McKenzie’s dispute resolution team to join the partnership at HFW’s Sydney office from 13 July.

14 July 2021

States replenish ICSID roster

Claudia Annacker, Maxi Scherer, Lisa Richman, Miriam Harwood, Wendy Miles QC, Kathryn Khamsi and Diana Bayzakova are among the new additions to ICSID’s panel of arbitrators in the past year.

14 July 2021

GST hires first London partner

US disputes boutique GST has hired Domenico Di Pietro from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as its first London partner – while recruiting an of counsel in its Washington, DC office.

13 July 2021

Arbitrator support service launches in London and DC

Arbitra, a new arbitrator support service, has launched in London and Washington, DC.

13 July 2021

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