We are delighted to announce that Herbert Smith Freehills’ International Arbitration practice has been ranked in the top 5 busiest practices in the world according to the prestigious GAR 30 survey conducted by Global Arbitration Review (GAR).

Herbert Smith Freehills moved up 3 places in a very competitive table of 30 global arbitration practices and is now ranked as number 5 in the world.

GAR’s rankings of the world’s most active arbitration practices were revealed at the publication’s annual awards dinner in Paris on 12th February 2014.

GAR is one of the leading publications of the international arbitration community worldwide. Its annual awards as well as its law firm rankings – GAR 30 and GAR 100 – are the most closely watched in the field. The rankings are compiled from extensive information provided by law firms which includes the number of merits and jurisdictional hearings attended during the past two years; the number of settlements; the number of hours billed to arbitration; and the number of arbitral appointments each firm receives.

The rankings also take into account the reputation of the firm’s partners amongst the arbitral community in the peer-nominated Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration. Herbert Smith Freehills is ranked 2nd globally with a total of 14 notable arbitration specialists.

Head of the firm’s Global Arbitration Practice, Paula Hodges, comments:

We are obviously delighted that our global strength and expertise in international arbitration has been recognised by a further rise in the GAR 30 rankings this year. Our international arbitration practice is going from strength to strength and this accolade is testament to that.

GAR 30 full rankings can be viewed here.

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