People and firms

Dechert Beijing head joins Arbitration Chambers

Dechert’s managing partner in Beijing, Jingzhou Tao, has left the firm to join Arbitration Chambers and focus on his arbitrator practice.

28 September 2020

Mishcon hires first disputes partner in Singapore

Gavin Margetson, who has practised in Asia for 16 years, has joined Mishcon de Reya’s new Singapore office as its first dedicated disputes partner.

25 September 2020

UK firm hires practice head with Middle East experience

Johanne Cox, who has spent much of her career in the Middle East and North Africa, has joined Shoosmiths in London as its first dedicated head of international arbitration, as the British firm eyes disputes that may arise out of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

23 September 2020

Costa Rican minister resumes arbitrator practice

Dyalá Jiménez Figueres has left her post as Costa Rica’s minister of foreign trade to resume her practice as an international arbitrator.

23 September 2020

Eversheds names new practice co-heads

Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Jonathan Leach in London and New York-based Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid as global co-chairs of its international arbitration practice.

21 September 2020

Romanian partner promoted in Paris

French firm Jeantet has promoted a Romanian partner in Paris who specialises in M&A and construction disputes and was recently appointed to her first ICSID panel.

16 September 2020

New Amsterdam boutique expands

Ysquare, a Dutch disputes boutique that launched last year, has grown its arbitration team to five – hiring Bregje Korthals Altes from the partnership at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.

15 September 2020

London firm hires from Mishcon

Ben Giaretta has left Mishcon de Reya to take up the role as co-head of international arbitration at another London-based firm, Fox Williams.

14 September 2020

Roschier’s former Helsinki disputes head goes solo

The former head of disputes at Roschier in Helsinki, Petri Taivalkoski, has left the firm after 29 years to establish an independent arbitrator and mediator practice in the Finnish capital.

10 September 2020

New US list promotes arbitrators of African descent

Amid a debate about promoting diversity in international arbitration, two practitioners have compiled a list of 123 arbitrators of African descent with ties to the US.

04 September 2020

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