Herbert Smith Freehills’ arbitration group has an established reputation for handling some of the most complex international disputes facing clients today. We have dedicated arbitration practitioners based in offices across Asia, Australia, the US, the Middle East and Europe and represent clients worldwide, ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to governments, state-owned entities and financial institutions. Our practitioners have worked in all key jurisdictions and advised on arbitration proceedings around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Geneva, Zurich, the Hague, Washington, Stockholm, Dubai, Singapore and Melbourne. As well as the usual seats, we have advised in more unusual places such as Cairo, Honolulu, Lusaka, Mumbai and Zagreb.

The international arbitration group’s “global footprint is complemented by a seamless inter-office approach. Its practitioners offer expertise in the full spectrum of arbitral work, and have notably increased their representation of states in the last year. Sources comment that the team is “very client-friendly and constantly seeks to provide pragmatic, to-the-point advice in order to arrive at a successful outcome.” Chambers UK 2013.

The firm also maintains its top ranking “through its strong performance across Asia and the virtually unrivalled depth and spread of its team. Sources say: “A top-tier firm, with a big footprint across Asia and premier clients.” Chambers Global 2012, Arbitration (International) – Asia Pacific.


Europe

London

Paula Hodges QC
Paula Hodges QC
Partner, head of global arbitration practice
+44 20 7466 2027
Nicholas Peacock
Nicholas Peacock
Partner
+44 20 7466 2803
Craig Tevendale
Craig Tevendale
Head of International Arbitration, London
+44 20 7466 2445
Chris Parker
Chris Parker
Partner
+44 20 7466 2767
James Doe
James Doe
Partner
+44 20 7466 2583
Andrew Cannon
Andrew Cannon
Partner
+44 20 7466 2852
Iain Maxwell
Iain Maxwell
Of counsel
Vanessa Naish
Vanessa Naish
Professional Support Consultant
+44 20 7466 2112

Paris

Clement Dupoirier
Clement Dupoirier
Partner
+33 153 57 78 53
Thierry Tomasi
Thierry Tomasi
Partner
+33 153 57 70 92
Laurence Franc-Menget
Laurence Franc-Menget
Of counsel
+33 153 57 73 70
Emily Fox
Emily Fox
Of counsel
+33 153 57 72 48

Madrid

Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Partner, co-head of dispute resolution
+34 91 423 4061
Javier Carvajal
Javier Carvajal
Partner
+34 91 423 4029
Ignacio Paz
Ignacio Paz
Partner
+34 91 423 4005
Manuel Rivero
Manuel Rivero
Of counsel, co-head of dispute resolution
+34 91 423 4007

Dusseldorf

Thomas Weimann
Thomas Weimann
Partner
+49 69 2222 82531

Frankfurt

Mathias Wittinghofer
Mathias Wittinghofer
Partner
+49 69 2222 82521
Patricia Nacimiento
Patricia Nacimiento
Partner
+49 69 2222 82530

Russia

Moscow

Alexei Panich
Alexei Panich
Partner
+7 495 36 36515

Asia

Shanghai

Helen Tang
Helen Tang
Partner
+86 21 2322 2160

Hong Kong

Justin D'Agostino
Justin D'Agostino
Global head of dispute resolution / Regional managing partner, Asia
+852 2101 4010
Simon Chapman
Simon Chapman
Partner
+852 2101 4217
Briana Young
Briana Young
Registered foreign lawyer, Professional support consultant
+852 2101 4214
May Tai
May Tai
Partner
+852 2101 4031
Kathryn Sanger
Kathryn Sanger
Partner
+852 2101 4029

Singapore

Alastair Henderson
Alastair Henderson
Partner
+65 6 868 8000
Gitta Satryani
Gitta Satryani
Of Counsel
+65 6868 8067

Kuala Lumpur

Peter Godwin
Peter Godwin
Managing Partner
+60 32 777 5104

Bangkok

Chinnawat Thongpakdee
Chinnawat Thongpakdee
Managing partner, Bangkok
+66 2 657 3829

Tokyo

David Gilmore
David Gilmore
Partner
+81 3 5412 5415
Emma Kratochvilova
Emma Kratochvilova
Partner
+81 3 5412 5468
Christopher Hunt
Christopher Hunt
Partner
+81 3 5412 5401
Elaine Wong
Elaine Wong
Partner
+81 3 5412 5412

Seoul

Mike McClure
Mike McClure
Partner
+82 2 6321 5701
Dana Kim
Dana Kim
Of Counsel
+82 2 6321 5702

 


Middle East

Dubai

Stuart Paterson
Stuart Paterson
Partner
+ 971 4 428 6308
Craig Shepherd
Craig Shepherd
Partner
+971 4 428 6304
Caroline Kehoe
Caroline Kehoe
Partner
+971 4 428 6302

United States

New York

Christian Leathley
Christian Leathley
Partner, head Latin America group, US head International Arbitration, admitted in New York and England & Wales
+1 917 542 7812
Amal Bouchenaki
Amal Bouchenaki
Partner
+1 917 542 7830

Australia

Brenda Horrigan
Brenda Horrigan
Head of International Arbitration (Australia)
+61 2 9225 5536
Donald Robertson
Donald Robertson
Partner
+61 2 9225 5523
Liz Macknay
Liz Macknay
Partner
+61 8 9211 7806
Leon Chung
Leon Chung
Partner
+61 2 9225 5716
Elizabeth Poulos
Elizabeth Poulos
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6575
Chad Catterwell
Chad Catterwell
Executive Counsel, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1498

Africa

Johannesburg

Peter Leon
Peter Leon
Partner
+27 10 500 2620
Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Director
+27 10 500 2690