People and firms

Charles Russell Speechlys hires in Dubai

Former Clyde & Co partner John Lewis has joined the partnership at Charles Russell Speechlys in Dubai.

13 February 2023

Ex-OECD adviser joins Arnold & Porter

Katia Yannaca-Small, who worked for two decades at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, has joined Arnold & Porter as a senior international arbitration adviser in Washington, DC.

10 February 2023

Orrick hires from Hughes Hubbard

Hagit Elul has left her role as co-chair of the international arbitration practice at Hughes Hubbard & Reed to join Orrick as partner in New York.

09 February 2023

Jones Day promotes in Paris

Jones Day has promoted Claire Pauly, who is acting for French telecoms group Orange in an ICSID claim against Iraq, to of counsel in Paris.

09 February 2023

WFW and Ashurst launch Seoul offices

Watson Farley & Williams has opened a Seoul office following the hire of disputes partner Philip Kim from Herbert Smith Freehills, shortly after Ashurst launched its own practice in the South Korean capital.

08 February 2023

Schellenberg Wittmer promotes in Zurich

Schellenberg Wittmer has promoted Benjamin Gottlieb, who specialises in international arbitration and sales and trade disputes, to the partnership in Zurich.

07 February 2023

Canadian partners launch new boutique

Pierre-Olivier Laporte and Myriam Seers have left the partnership at transatlantic boutique Savoie Laporte to found a new arbitration-focused firm in their native Canada.

03 February 2023

Madrid centre names new secretary general

The Madrid International Arbitration Centre, or CIAM, has appointed former CMS counsel Marta Lalaguna as its new secretary general – replacing Mélanie Riofrio Piché, who is departing to launch a solo practice as arbitrator.

03 February 2023

Jones Day recruits and promotes

Julian Bailey has left the partnership at White & Case to join the London office of Jones Day, which has also promoted Mariela Huerta to of counsel in Mexico City.

02 February 2023

Reichler leaves Foley Hoag for chambers

Paul Reichler, who co-founded the international arbitration practice at Foley Hoag more than 20 years ago, has left the firm to join London-based barristers’ chambers 11 King’s Bench Walk.

01 February 2023

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