People and firms

Eversheds promotes in three countries

Eversheds Sutherland has promoted four new counsel across its offices in the UK, France and the US.

07 May 2021

US firm launches London practice with partner hire

US law firm Armstrong Teasdale has hired former ICC deputy counsel Noor Kadhim as a partner to lead its newly launched international arbitration practice in London, months after its merger with UK firm Kerman & Co.

06 May 2021

Covington promotes in DC and New York

Covington & Burling has promoted William Lowery and Josh Picker, who both acted for Naftogaz in a US$5 billion investment treaty claim against Russia, to special counsel in Washington, DC and New York respectively.

05 May 2021

Korean arbitrator joins Twenty Essex

South Korea's Hi-Taek Shin has joined Twenty Essex as a full-time arbitrator based in Seoul.

04 May 2021

Reed Smith strengthens in Singapore

Singapore-based barrister and energy and construction disputes specialist Timothy Cooke has left Stephenson Harwood to join the partnership at Reed Smith.

04 May 2021

Volterra Fietta promotes counsel

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has promoted Gunjan Sharma, who is currently acting in a politically sensitive treaty claim against Egypt, to counsel.

30 April 2021

Rawding finds fresh fields at Twenty Essex

After almost 40 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, including several leading the international arbitration team in London, Nigel Rawding QC is joining Twenty Essex as an arbitrator.

29 April 2021

Japanese firm names first foreign disputes partner

One of Japan’s largest law firms, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, has promoted US national and former Freshfields lawyer Daniel Allen to the partnership in Tokyo – making him the firm’s first foreign international arbitration partner.

29 April 2021

Cuatrecasas promotes in Madrid

International arbitration practitioner Manuel Franco has been promoted to the partnership at Cuatrecasas in Madrid.

28 April 2021

Head of HSF Australia practice becomes arbitrator in Singapore

After a career practising as counsel in Russia, central and Eastern Europe and China for various firms, Brenda Horrigan has stepped down from her latest role as head of international arbitration in Australia at Herbert Smith Freehills to become an arbitrator in Singapore.

27 April 2021

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