People and firms

Arias hires new partner

Blas Piñar Guzmán, a former Bird & Bird lawyer, has joined the partnership at Arias SLP, the Madrid boutique founded by Spanish practitioner David Arias.

08 March 2024

David Kasdan 1963-2023

International arbitration lawyers have been paying tribute to David Kasdan, a prolific real-time court reporter who transcribed more than a thousand hearings and procedural sessions, who has died aged 60.

08 March 2024

Sidley hires new practice co-head from Wiley

Greg Williams, former head of global disputes at Wiley Rein, has joined Sidley Austin in Washington, DC as co-head of its international arbitration practice.

07 March 2024

Paul Hastings hires from Latham in London

Oliver Browne, who recently helped UniCredit get an anti-suit injunction against a Gazprom venture, has left Latham & Watkins to join the partnership at Paul Hastings in London.

06 March 2024

Jaeger goes solo in Paris

Laurent Jaeger has left the partnership at King & Spalding in Paris to practise as an independent arbitrator.

05 March 2024

Yulchon hires practice co-head from Japanese firm

US lawyer David MacArthur is leaving Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune to return to Korea as co-head of international dispute resolution at Yulchon.

01 March 2024

New leadership for Green Campaign

Lucy Greenwood, the founder of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations, has stepped down as president of the initiative’s steering committee – as Cherine Foty of Covington & Burling and Christine Falcicchio of e-submission provider Sopra Legal take over as co-presidents.

29 February 2024

Mayer Brown’s UAE disputes head goes solo

Alain Farhad, the head of Mayer Brown’s disputes practice in the United Arab Emirates, is retiring from the firm to practise as an independent arbitrator.

23 February 2024

Gowling hires from DLA in Dubai

Construction disputes lawyer Peter Anagnostou has left DLA Piper to join the partnership at Gowling WLG in Dubai.

23 February 2024

Leadership changes at ICCA

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration has elected a new vice president and treasurer to its executive body and welcomed four new members to its governing board.

22 February 2024

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