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

Emma Schaafsma

Emma Schaafsma
Partner
+44 207 466 2597

Iain Maxwell

Iain Maxwell
Of counsel
+44 20 7466 2646

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
Partner
+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

David Arias

David Arias
Partner
+34 91 423 4003

Javier Carvajal

Javier Carvajal
Partner
+34 91 423 4029

Manuel Rivero

Manuel Rivero
Of counsel, co-head of dispute resolution
+34 91 423 4007

Paulino Fajardo

Paulino Fajardo
Partner
+34 91 423 4110

Luis Capiel

Luis Capiel
Of Counsel
+34 91 423 4090

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

Friso Heukamp

Friso Heukamp
Of Counsel
+49 69 2222 82526


Russia

Moscow

Alexei Panich

Alexei Panich
Partner
+7 495 36 36515

Maria Dolotova

Maria Dolotova
Of Counsel
+7 495 36 36839


Asia

Shanghai

Helen Tang

Helen Tang
Partner
+86 21 2322 2160

Beijing

Hew Kian Heong

Hew Kian Heong
Partner
+86 21 2322 2150

Hong Kong

Simon Chapman QC

Simon Chapman QC
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

Michelle Li

Michelle Li
Partner
+86 21 2322 2162

Antony Crockett

Antony Crockett
Of Counsel
+852 21014111

Stella Hu

Stella Hu
Of Counsel
+852 21014248

Singapore

Alastair Henderson

Alastair Henderson
Partner
+65 6 868 8000

Tomas Furlong

Tomas Furlong
Partner
+65 6 868 8085

Elaine Wong

Elaine Wong
Partner
+65 686 88084

Gitta Satryani

Gitta Satryani
Partner
+65 6 868 8067

Daniel Waldek

Daniel Waldek
Of Counsel
+65 6 868 8068

Kuala Lumpur

Peter Godwin

Peter Godwin
Managing Partner
+60 32 777 5104

Bangkok

Chinnawat Thongpakdee

Chinnawat Thongpakdee
Managing partner, Bangkok
+66 2 657 3829

Warathorn Wongsawangsiri

Warathorn Wongsawangsiri
+66 2 857 3828

Tokyo

David Gilmore

David Gilmore
Partner
+81 3 5412 5415

Craig Shepherd

Craig Shepherd
Partner
+81 3 5412 5456

Christopher Hunt

Christopher Hunt
Partner
+81 3 5412 5401

James Allsop

James Allsop
Of Counsel
+81 3 5412 5409

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

Nick Oury

Nick Oury
Partner
+971 4 428 6385

Benjamin Hopps

Benjamin Hopps
Of Counsel
+971 4 428 6369


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

Florencia Villaggi

Florencia Villaggi
Of Counsel
+1 917 542 7804


Australia

Brenda Horrigan

Brenda Horrigan
Head of International Arbitration (Australia)
+61 2 9225 5536

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
Partner
+61 3 9288 1498

Timana Hattam

Timana Hattam
Executive Counsel
+61 3 9288 1860


Africa

Johannesburg

Peter Leon

Peter Leon
Partner
+27 10 500 2620

Jonathan Ripley-Evans

Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Director
+27 10 500 2690