People and firms

BVI centre appoints new registrar

The British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre has appointed former HKIAC counsel Hana Doumal as its new registrar.

10 February 2021

Withers promotes special counsel in London

Withers has promoted Robert Kovacs, who is currently working on a billion-dollar treaty claim against an African state, to special counsel in London.

09 February 2021

WilmerHale promotes in London

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has promoted two London-based lawyers who have acted in billion-dollar ICC arbitrations, Sarah Ganz and Dharshini Prasad, to special counsel and counsel respectively.

08 February 2021

Dutch lawyer joins new boutique

Former Eversheds lawyer Stan Putter has exchanged one Dutch boutique for another, moving from Conway & Partners to Smallegange Lawyers to add an international arbitration practice to the firm’s offering.

05 February 2021

DLA Piper partner rejoins Argentine state team

Mariana Lozza has left the partnership at DLA Piper to return to the Argentine Treasury Attorney General’s Office, where she will lead the state’s defence in international arbitrations.

04 February 2021

Ukrainian firm’s co-founder returns as practice head

Kostiantyn Likarchuk has left his role as head of disputes at European firm Kinstellar to rejoin Avellum, the Kiev firm he co-founded, as a senior partner and head of international arbitration.

04 February 2021

Ferrere practice co-chair launches new firm

The co-chair of arbitration at Latin American firm Ferrere, Javier Robalino, has left the firm along with five other partners in Ecuador to launch a new boutique.

02 February 2021

Shearman practice leaders to launch new firm

Emmanuel Gaillard and Yas Banifatemi, the leaders of Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration practice, are leaving the firm along with six other partners to launch a new disputes boutique.

01 February 2021

Derains & Gharavi lawyer goes solo in Paris

Catherine Schroeder has left Derains & Gharavi in Paris to practise independently as arbitrator and counsel.

01 February 2021

Kimmelman takes helm as NYIAC plans move

The New York International Arbitration Centre has elected Louis Kimmelman, who recently retired from private practice, as its new chair as it takes advantage of the pandemic-related slump in New York real estate prices to find new premises in Manhattan.

26 January 2021

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