Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice Ranked Top Three in the World for the Third Year Running

Global Arbitration Review (GAR) has unveiled its annual ranking of the world’s leading international arbitration practices, with Herbert Smith Freehills ranked in the top three for the third year in a row.

The firm’s GAR 30 ranking appears in the 11th edition of the GAR 100, which was revealed last night at the eighth annual GAR Awards ceremony at the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris.

Highlighted again by the publication as a “force to be reckoned with”, GAR reports that the firm has seen an “influx” of high-value work “on the back of some high-profile results”. GAR reveals that the firm’s portfolio of pending investment treaty work is “as large as it’s ever been” – with nine cases worth more than US$1 billion (including one worth US$18 billion).

The firm also achieves a large number of peer-recognised specialists across the global network, having a total of 13 people featured in ‘Who’s Who Legal’.

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GAR Guide to Construction Arbitration now available to download, including chapter on “Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects” by HSF’s James Doe, David Nitek and Michael Mendelblat

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes partners James Doe and David Nitek, along with Professional Support Lawyer Michael Mendelblat, have authored a chapter in the first edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration.

The new guide takes the reader through the essential details of preparing, mitigating and managing construction disputes internationally. From preparing contracts and guarantees, to setting up dispute boards, organising proceedings in arbitrations, analysing documents and evidence and navigating within particular industries and regions.
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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS’ GLOBAL ARBITRATION PRACTICE RANKED TOP THREE IN THE WORLD FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

For the second-year running, Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Arbitration Practice has been showcased as being the third busiest in the world as part of the prominent annual Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 30 rankings.

The firm's new GAR 30 ranking appears in the tenth edition of the GAR 100, which was unveiled on 29 March 2017 at the seventh annual GAR Awards at the Palazzo Parigi Hotel, in Milan.

Highlighted by the publication as a "force to be reckoned with", GAR reports a significant spike in high-value work for the firm, with 14 cases worth more than US$1 billion (including one worth US$18 billion).

The firm also achieves a large number of peer-recognised specialists across the global network, having a total of 15 people featured in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, the highest figure of any firm in the GAR 30.

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice ranked top three in the world

Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Arbitration Practice has been showcased as being the third busiest in the world as part of the prominent annual Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 30 rankings, rising five places from last year. 

The firm's new GAR 30 ranking appears in the ninth edition of the GAR 100, which was unveiled yesterday (2 March 2016) at the sixth annual GAR Awards at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Shanghai.

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Herbert Smith Freehills ranked as the 5th busiest arbitration practice in the world by Global Arbitration Review

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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