People and firms

Allen & Overy promotes in London and Madrid

Allen & Overy has promoted Sunil Mawkin in London and José Luis Terron in Madrid to counsel in its international arbitration team.

27 April 2021

Gearing changes course after China sanctions

Matthew Gearing QC, Allen & Overy's former co-head of global arbitration, is to join Fountain Court Chambers as a barrister after his plan to take his predominantly Asia-related practice to Essex Court Chambers was thrown into disarray by China's sanctions against the set.

26 April 2021

HSF promotes in Asia and Europe

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted four members of its arbitration group to the partnership in Hong Kong, Seoul, Moscow and Madrid.

22 April 2021

UK lawyer-peers to declare work in House of Lords

UPDATED. Following a lengthy debate involving prominent lawyer-peers in the UK, the House of Lords has agreed that a requirement that its members declare work and earnings from governments of foreign states in a register of interests should override the duty of confidentiality that counsel and arbitrators owe to their clients.

21 April 2021

UK boutique hires from Milbank and Akin Gump

James Glaysher and Paul Kinninmont have left Akin Gump and Milbank respectively to join the partnership at London disputes boutique Candey.

21 April 2021

Shearman partner returns to the bar

Shearman & Sterling partner Alexander Uff is returning to the bar to practise arbitration at Quadrant Chambers in London.

20 April 2021

Essex Court loses another silk

Essex Court Chambers has lost another leading arbitration silk in London in the wake of China's sanctions on the set, as Vernon Flynn QC moves to Brick Court Chambers at a time when the set is boosting its links in Hong Kong thanks to another new member.

19 April 2021

Ex-Ferrere lawyer founds Ecuador boutique

David Toscano, who has worked on investment claims against Ecuador, has left Latin American firm Ferrere to launch his own disputes boutique in Quito.

19 April 2021

Peacock to rule the roost at Bird & Bird

Nicholas Peacock is leaving Herbert Smith Freehills after two decades to become head of the London international arbitration team at Bird & Bird.

16 April 2021

Fenwick Elliot's Dubai head goes solo

Ahmed Ibrahim has left Fenwick Elliott, where he was managing partner for the Middle East and Africa, to practise as an independent arbitrator in Dubai.

15 April 2021

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