People and firms

Covington promotes in DC and New York

Covington & Burling has promoted William Lowery and Josh Picker, who both acted for Naftogaz in a US$5 billion investment treaty claim against Russia, to special counsel in Washington, DC and New York respectively.

05 May 2021

Korean arbitrator joins Twenty Essex

South Korea's Hi-Taek Shin has joined Twenty Essex as a full-time arbitrator based in Seoul.

04 May 2021

Reed Smith strengthens in Singapore

Singapore-based barrister and energy and construction disputes specialist Timothy Cooke has left Stephenson Harwood to join the partnership at Reed Smith.

04 May 2021

Volterra Fietta promotes counsel

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has promoted Gunjan Sharma, who is currently acting in a politically sensitive treaty claim against Egypt, to counsel.

30 April 2021

Rawding finds fresh fields at Twenty Essex

After almost 40 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, including several leading the international arbitration team in London, Nigel Rawding QC is joining Twenty Essex as an arbitrator.

29 April 2021

Japanese firm names first foreign disputes partner

One of Japan’s largest law firms, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, has promoted US national and former Freshfields lawyer Daniel Allen to the partnership in Tokyo – making him the firm’s first foreign international arbitration partner.

29 April 2021

Cuatrecasas promotes in Madrid

International arbitration practitioner Manuel Franco has been promoted to the partnership at Cuatrecasas in Madrid.

28 April 2021

Head of HSF Australia practice becomes arbitrator in Singapore

After a career practising as counsel in Russia, central and Eastern Europe and China for various firms, Brenda Horrigan has stepped down from her latest role as head of international arbitration in Australia at Herbert Smith Freehills to become an arbitrator in Singapore.

27 April 2021

Allen & Overy promotes in London and Madrid

Allen & Overy has promoted Sunil Mawkin in London and José Luis Terron in Madrid to counsel in its international arbitration team.

27 April 2021

Gearing changes course after China sanctions

Matthew Gearing QC, Allen & Overy's former co-head of global arbitration, is to join Fountain Court Chambers as a barrister after his plan to take his predominantly Asia-related practice to Essex Court Chambers was thrown into disarray by China's sanctions against the set.

26 April 2021

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