People and firms

WilmerHale’s New York head joins Latham

John Pierce has left Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he headed the firm's international arbitration practice in New York, to become global co-chair of Latham & Watkins' international arbitration practice.

23 June 2022

Carter goes solo in New York

James Carter, who co-founded the New York International Arbitration Centre and has co-chaired the practices of two US firms, is leaving WilmerHale to practise as an independent arbitrator in New York.

21 June 2022

Ex-Ivanyan lawyer heads to Omnia

James Dingley has joined the partnership at Omnia Strategy, the London disputes boutique founded by Cherie Blair QC, following his departure from Ivanyan and Partners in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

16 June 2022

Donovan joins Arbitration Chambers in New York

Leading arbitrator and former head of international disputes and public international law at Debevoise & Plimpton Donald Francis Donovan is to join Arbitration Chambers in New York.

15 June 2022

Allen & Overy partner leaves to found London boutique

Suzanne Spears has left the partnership at Allen & Overy to set up her own London boutique focusing on business and human rights law.

14 June 2022

Shearman promotes in DC and Abu Dhabi

Shearman & Sterling has promoted Jesse Sherrett in Washington, DC and David Hume in Abu Dhabi to partner.

14 June 2022

3VB recruits from Essex Court

Damien Walker has joined 3 Verulam Buildings in London from Essex Court Chambers.

13 June 2022

Winston & Strawn opens in Miami

Winston & Strawn has become the latest US firm to open a new office in Miami – naming disputes partner Gustavo Membiela as one of six lateral hires joining in the “sunshine state”.

09 June 2022

Skadden promotes European counsel duo

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has promoted Max Stein in Frankfurt and Nicholas Adams in London to counsel.

08 June 2022

Russia will represent itself in Canadian Yukos action

Russia has said it intends to represent itself in a Canadian set-aside proceeding relating to a US$700 million Energy Charter Treaty dispute over the collapse of Yukos following the withdrawal of its local counsel – as GAR confirms the law firm defending the state in the arbitration has also withdrawn.

06 June 2022

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