People and firms

Gearing up for the Bar

After 24 years, Matthew Gearing QC is leaving Allen & Overy to become a barrister.

13 January 2021

Canadian arbitrator calls time on counsel work

Canadian sole practitioner Todd Weiler has stopped taking instructions as counsel to practise solely as an arbitrator, citing the increasing anxiety over “double hatting” in the arbitration community.

13 January 2021

Swiss firms promote in Zurich

Two Swiss firms have announced promotions in their Zurich offices, with Lukas Rusch and Christine Moehler becoming partner and counsel respectively at Pestalozzi and Katherine Bell named counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer.

13 January 2021

Former Linklaters practice head launches boutique

The former co-head of arbitration at Linklaters, Pierre Duprey, has teamed up with two other Parisian practitioners to launch a new disputes boutique.

12 January 2021

Tercier joins Peter & Kim

Former president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Pierre Tercier has joined Peter & Kim – the firm’s second senior arrival this month following the hire of John Bang from Bae Kim & Lee.

12 January 2021

New president and trustees at CIArb

Ann Ryan Robertson of Locke Lord in Houston has taken over as president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, or CIArb, with six others joining as trustees.

12 January 2021

LCIA names new registrar and deputy

Eliana Tornese has been named as the new registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration, with Wing Shek taking over as deputy registrar.

11 January 2021

Dechert hires from Cleary

Enikő Horváth has left Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton – where she helped Greece defeat several claims over its financial crisis response – to join Dechert as a national partner in Paris.

08 January 2021

Clyde & Co’s senior partner steps down

Peter Hirst is stepping down as Clyde & Co’s senior partner and co-chair of its global arbitration group to pursue opportunities outside of the law.

07 January 2021

Former Bae Kim & Lee practice heads reunite at Peter & Kim

John Bang, who co-founded and led the international arbitration practice at Bae Kim & Lee, has joined Peter & Kim – reuniting him with his “mentor” and former colleague Kevin Kim.

06 January 2021

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