People and firms

Former Chaffetz counsel launches solo practice

Rainbow Willard, a former counsel at New York disputes boutique Chaffetz Lindsay, has launched a sole arbitrator and counsel practice in Washington, DC.

30 November 2022

Reed Smith hires from Curtis in Dubai

Reed Smith has hired Antonia Birt, who helped a UAE-based consortium to secure a US$1 billion settlement from Iraq, as a partner in Dubai from Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle.

29 November 2022

Law firms launch business and human rights group

Twenty-two law firms have formed an association to support lawyers advising clients on human rights issues relating to their business, including by promoting arbitration as a means of resolving human rights disputes.

29 November 2022

Who’s Who Legal launches biggest ever arbitration rankings

GAR’s sister publication Who’s Who Legal will tomorrow publish its most comprehensive research to date on the leading international arbitration practitioners in the market.

28 November 2022

‘Evolution’ not ‘Revolution’: BCLP survey examines England’s 1996 Act

The latest Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner survey has found that most arbitration practitioners are satisfied with the 1996 English Arbitration Act – despite noting that there is still significant scope for reform.

28 November 2022

Middle Eastern firm promotes two

Alem & Associates has promoted Mazen Ghosn, who acted in the high-profile Kabab-Ji dispute, and Rana Kahwagi to partner in its arbitration team in Beirut.

25 November 2022

Milbank adds partner from King & Spalding

Viren Mascarenhas has left King & Spalding, where he helped to secure a high-profile Energy Charter Treaty award against Italy, to join Milbank as a partner in its international arbitration group in New York.

24 November 2022

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Australian barrister Allan Myers KC, Canadian investment law specialist Todd Weiler and the UK’s Robert Anderson KC have received first-time appointments in the latest round of panels formed at ICSID.

24 November 2022

Essex Court recruits from 4 New Square

Public international law practitioner Matthieu Gregoire, who has defended Pakistan and Sri Lanka at ICSID, has left 4 New Square to join Essex Court Chambers in London.

24 November 2022

Mayer Brown promotes and recruits

Mayer Brown has promoted three new partners in Hong Kong and London and a counsel in Dubai, also recruiting a new counsel in Singapore.

23 November 2022

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