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
Craig Tevendale
Craig Tevendale
Head of International Arbitration, London
+44 20 7466 2445
Chris Parker QC
Chris Parker QC
Partner
+44 20 7466 2767
James Doe
James Doe
Partner
+44 20 7466 2583
Andrew Cannon
Andrew Cannon
Partner
+44 20 7466 2852
David Nitek
David Nitek
Partner
+44 20 7466 2453
Vanessa Naish
Vanessa Naish
Professional Support Consultant
+44 20 7466 2112
Elizabeth Kantor
Elizabeth Kantor
Professional Support Lawyer
+44 20 7466 2406

Brussels

Lode Van Den Hende
Lode Van Den Hende
Partner
+32 2 518 1831

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
Vincent Bouvard
Vincent Bouvard
Of counsel
+33 1 53 57 78 59

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
Jaime de San Roman
Jaime de San Roman
Partner
+34 91 423 4079
Manuel Rivero
Manuel Rivero
Of counsel, co-head of dispute resolution
+34 91 423 4007
Paulino Fajardo
Paulino Fajardo
Partner
+34 91 423 4110
Antonio Pastor
Antonio Pastor
Consultant
+34 91 423 4198

Frankfurt

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

Dusseldorf

Catrice Gayer
Catrice Gayer
Of Counsel
+49 211 975 59135

Milan

Pietro Pouche
Pietro Pouche
Partner
+39 02 3602 1394

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
Weina Ye
Weina Ye
Partner (HSF Kewei)
+86 21 2322 2132
Cathy Liu
Cathy Liu
Partner (HSF Kewei)
+86 21 2322 2158

Beijing

Hew Kian Heong
Hew Kian Heong
Partner
+86 21 2322 2150

Hong Kong

Simon Chapman QC
Simon Chapman QC
Partner
+852 2101 4217
Antony Crockett
Antony Crockett
Partner
+852 21014111
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
Briana Young
Briana Young
Registered foreign lawyer, Professional support consultant
+852 2101 4214

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
Partner
+65 6 868 8068

Kuala Lumpur

Peter Godwin
Peter Godwin
Managing Partner
+60 32 777 5104
Craig Shepherd
Craig Shepherd
Partner
+81 3 5412 5456

Bangkok

Chinnawat Thongpakdee
Chinnawat Thongpakdee
Managing partner, Bangkok
+66 2 657 3829
Warathorn Wongsawangsiri
Warathorn Wongsawangsiri
Partner, Bangkok
+66 2 657 3828

Tokyo

David Gilmore
David Gilmore
Partner
+81 3 5412 5415
James Allsop
James Allsop
Partner
+81 3 5412 5409
Yosuke Homma
Yosuke Homma
Of Counsel
+81 3 5412 5479

Seoul

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

Jakarta

Debby Sulaiman
Debby Sulaiman
Partner (HBT)
+62 21 3973 6103

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

Brisbane

Elizabeth Poulos
Elizabeth Poulos
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6575

Melbourne

Chad Catterwell
Chad Catterwell
Partner
+61 3 9288 1498
Geoffrey Hansen
Geoffrey Hansen
Partner
+61 3 9288 1892
Timana Hattam
Timana Hattam
Executive Counsel
+61 3 9288 1860

Perth

Liz Macknay
Liz Macknay
Partner
+61 8 9211 7806
Ante Golem
Ante Golem
Partner
+61 8 9211 7542
Dan Dragovic
Dan Dragovic
Partner
+61 8 9211 7600

Sydney

Leon Chung
Leon Chung
Partner
+61 2 9225 5716
Guillermo Garcia-Perrote
Guillermo Garcia-Perrote
Executive Counsel
+61 2 9322 4903

Africa

Johannesburg

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