Team

The Public International Law practice at Herbert Smith Freehills now has 18 partners advising on PIL matters.  The team is spread across the globe from New York, through London, Brussels and Paris, to Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo.

The practice is well-known for its expertise in investment disputes, but has an increasingly distinguished practice in State to State matters, including international boundary disputes, treaty disputes and inter-governmental negotiations.

Key highlights for this year include acting for six sovereign States, including in an ongoing dispute over interpretation of an inter-governmental agreement, a new instruction for an African government on its maritime boundary disputes, and a panel appointment to advise the Chinese government on investment disputes.  The team have also undertaken significant oil company work including advising upon sovereignty in the Western Sahara, a major dispute under a stabilization clause with an African government, continuing representation over disputes arising upon the secession of South Sudan from the Republic of Sudan and defence of a human rights claim arising from activities in the DRC.

Significant clients include the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Tunisia and the International Seabed Authority, as well as BP, Chevron, Rio Tinto, INPEX and CNPC.  Recent appointments include to the International Crimes Evidence Project, on a project to establish an International Constitutional Court for Tunisia, and to task forces of the ICCA/ASIL, ICC and UNCITRAL in relation to arbitrations involving States.  Significant publications include a chapter on the continental shelf for the forthcoming IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law.

 


Europe

London

Paula Hodges QC
Paula Hodges QC
Partner, head of global arbitration practice
Email | Profile
+44 20 7466 2027
Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson
Partner
Email | Profile
+44 20 7466 2064
Nicholas Peacock
Nicholas Peacock
Partner
Email | Profile
+44 20 7466 2803
Philip Pfeffer
Philip Pfeffer
Partner
Email | Profile
+44 20 7466 2660 
Craig Tevendale
Craig Tevendale
Partner
Email | Profile
+44 20 7466 2445
Iain Maxwell
Iain Maxwell
Of counsel
Email | Profile
+44 20 7466 2646
Hannah Ambrose
Hannah Ambrose
Professional Support Consultant
Email | Profile
+44 20 7466 7585
Vanessa Naish
Vanessa Naish
Professional Support Consultant
Email | Profile
+44 20 7466 2112

Brussels

Lode Van Den Hende
Lode Van Den Hende
Partner
Email | Profile
+32 2 518 1831

Paris

Stephane Brabant
Stephane Brabant
Partner
Email | Profile
+33 1 53 57 78 32
Emmanuelle Cabrol
Emmanuelle Cabrol
Partner
Email | Profile
+33 1 53 57 73 79
Andrew Cannon
Andrew Cannon
Partner
Email | Profile
+33 1 53 57 65 52

Frankfurt

Patricia Nacimiento
Patricia Nacimiento
Partner
Email | Profile
+49 69 2222 82530

Madrid

Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Partner, co-head of dispute resolution
Email | Profile
+34 91 423 4061
Antonio Pastor
Antonio Pastor
Consultant
Email | Profile
+34 91 423 4197

United States

New York

Christian Leathley
Christian Leathley
Partner, co-head Latin America group, admitted in New York and England & Wales
Email | Profile
+1 917 542 7812
Laurence Shore
Laurence Shore
Partner
Email | Profile
+1 917 542 7807
Amal Bouchenaki
Amal Bouchenaki
Of counsel
Email | Profile
+1 917 542 7830

Asia

Hong Kong

Justin D'Agostino
Justin D'Agostino
Global head of dispute resolution / Regional managing partner, Asia
Email | Profile
+852 2101 4010
May Tai
May Tai
Partner
Email | Profile
+852 2101 4031
Briana Young
Briana Young
Registered foreign lawyer, Professional support consultant
Email | Profile
+852 2101 4214

Tokyo

Christopher Hunt
Christopher Hunt
Partner
Email | Profile
+81 3 5412 5401

Australia

Brenda Horrigan
Brenda Horrigan
Head of International Arbitration (Australia)
Email | Profile
+61 2 9225 5536
Donald Robertson
Donald Robertson
Partner
Email | Profile
+61 2 9225 5523
Richard Garnett
Richard Garnett
Consultant
Email | Profile
+61 3 9288 1289
Leon Chung
Leon Chung
Partner
Email | Profile
+61 2 9225 5716
Shane Kyriakou
Shane Kyriakou
Partner
Email | Profile
+61 3 9288 1329

 


Middle East

Dubai

Craig Shepherd
Craig Shepherd
Partner
Email | Profile
+971 4 428 6304
Mike McClure
Mike McClure
Partner
Email | Profile
+971 4 428 6364