People and firms

Pellet and Curtis cease counsel work for Russia

Leading public international lawyer Alain Pellet and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle have withdrawn from Russia’s counsel team in a set of state-to-state disputes with Ukraine.

01 March 2022

Mayer Brown promotes in Brazil and France

Mayer Brown’s Brazilian associate firm Tauil & Chequer has promoted Gustavo Scheffer to the partnership, while William Ahern has been named counsel in the US firm’s Paris office.

01 March 2022

Ivanyan closes London office as another partner quits

Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners is to close its London office in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as another partner announces his resignation.

28 February 2022

Orrick promotes in London

Sarah Stockley, who is advising a Mauritian telecoms investor in a billion-dollar treaty claim against India, has made partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in London.

28 February 2022

Vasani quits Ivanyan in wake of Russian invasion

Baiju Vasani has resigned from the partnership at Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners, more than two years after he joined the firm to represent Russia in investment treaty cases relating to Crimea.

25 February 2022

Darwazeh wins ASA advocacy prize

Clyde & Co’s head of arbitration in Paris Nadia Darwazeh has been awarded the Swiss Arbitration Association’s prize for advocacy.

24 February 2022

Vinson & Elkins’ Dubai head leaves to launch boutique

Amir Ghaffari has left his role as managing partner of Vinson & Elkins’ Dubai office to set up a new international arbitration boutique in the United Arab Emirates.

23 February 2022

Haridi heads to King & Spalding

Samaa Haridi has left her role as head of the Middle East practice at Hogan Lovells to join the partnership at King & Spalding in New York.

22 February 2022

Anderson Mori promotes in Osaka and Singapore

Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has promoted Masahiro Yano in Osaka and Leon Ryan in Singapore to the partnership.

21 February 2022

Mishcon recruits from Vinson & Elkins

Alex Slade has joined Mishcon de Reya as partner in London after almost nine years at Vinson & Elkins, where he was counsel.

21 February 2022

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