People and firms

Who is sitting at ICSID?

The latest round of panels formed at ICSID includes double appointments for Canadian arbitrators Stephen Drymer and Henri Alvarez and academics Stephan Schill of Germany and John Crook of the US.

27 September 2022

Malaysian silk leaves UK for Singapore

After 25 years in the UK, Malaysian-born barrister and arbitrator Jern-Fei Ng KC has announced he is moving to Singapore.

22 September 2022

Russia wins appeal over Dutch representation

A Dutch court has ruled that the dean of the Hague Bar was wrong to refuse to appoint replacement legal representation for Russia in various set-aside proceedings after the state’s original counsel resigned following the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

21 September 2022

B Cremades promotes from Sulu team

US-Irish national Patrick Byrne, who was part of the team that recently helped heirs to the Sultan of Sulu win a US$15 billion award against Malaysia, has been promoted to partner at B Cremades y Asociados in Madrid.

21 September 2022

Four new names at 39 Essex

London set 39 Essex Chambers has welcomed four new members with an international arbitration focus, including former judges of the Indian Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

16 September 2022

UAE boutique hires ex-Ivanyan lawyer in Milan

New UAE-based boutique Ghaffari Partners has recruited a former member of Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners as counsel in Milan after launching a scholarship in London.

15 September 2022

New president and rules at AAA

US judge Bridget McCormack is to take over from India Johnson as president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association as it launches updated commercial arbitration rules.

14 September 2022

Another hire and promotion at Peter & Kim

Peter & Kim has hired the founding partner of Clifford Chance’s Seoul office, Hyun Kim, as senior counsel in Seoul, while promoting Flavio Peter to partner in Geneva.

14 September 2022

Squire Patton Boggs hires from WilmerHale in London

British-Serbian national Marija Šćekić has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a director in London after a decade at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

13 September 2022

New leaders for Paris Arbitration Week

Paris Arbitration Week has named Fieldfisher partner Marily Paralika and Teynier Pic’s Raphaël Kaminsky as its new co-presidents, while also refreshing its board.

13 September 2022

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