People and firms

Pinsent Masons knocks out bulk of negligence suit

The High Court in London has dismissed most of a £185 million negligence suit against Pinsent Masons relating to a Chinese sportswear group’s missing assets – while refusing to stay the remainder of the claim on the basis of an HKIAC arbitration clause.

26 October 2020

Eversheds hires from Kirkland in Madrid

Pilar Colomés Iess, who has acted for and against Spain in investment treaty arbitrations, has joined Eversheds Sutherland as counsel in Madrid from Kirkland & Ellis.

26 October 2020

Ashurst promotes in London

Ashurst has promoted Myfanwy Wood, who specialises in energy disputes, to the partnership in the firm’s London office.

23 October 2020

Clyde & Co hires Paris team from Foley Hoag

Hery Ranjeva and Ivan Urzhumov have left Foley Hoag, where they both represented Venezuela in high-profile investment disputes, to join the partnership at Clyde & Co in Paris along with three associates.

22 October 2020

Lord Kerr joins London chambers

Following his retirement from the UK Supreme Court, Lord Kerr has joined Francis Taylor Building Chambers in London to accept arbitrator appointments.

20 October 2020

Australian firm practice head joins London set

Russell Thirgood has left his role as head of arbitration at Australian firm McCullough Robertson to join the arbitrator wing of the International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in London.

19 October 2020

CMS partner heads for Australian boutique

Disputes and investigations practitioner Adam Greaves has left the partnership at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang to join the London office of Australian boutique Lipman Karas.

14 October 2020

White & Case and Queen Mary look at post-pandemic world in new survey

White & Case and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London have launched their 2020 international arbitration survey, focusing on the adaptability of this form of dispute resolution in a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic and other global changes.

13 October 2020

White & Case promotes three

White & Case has promoted three members of its international arbitration team to the partnership, including two associates who last year helped win a US$650 million ICC award in a dispute over an Angolan mobile operator.

12 October 2020

Silva Romero to steer ICC institute

Dechert partner Eduardo Silva Romero has been appointed as the new chair of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the fourth in its 40-year history.

12 October 2020

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