The Public International Law practice at Herbert Smith Freehills now has 18 partners advising on PIL matters.  The team is spread across the globe from New York, through London, Brussels and Paris, to Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo.

The practice is well-known for its expertise in investment disputes, but has an increasingly distinguished practice in State to State matters, including international boundary disputes, treaty disputes and inter-governmental negotiations.

Key highlights for this year include acting for six sovereign States, including in an ongoing dispute over interpretation of an inter-governmental agreement, a new instruction for an African government on its maritime boundary disputes, and a panel appointment to advise the Chinese government on investment disputes.  The team have also undertaken significant oil company work including advising upon sovereignty in the Western Sahara, a major dispute under a stabilization clause with an African government, continuing representation over disputes arising upon the secession of South Sudan from the Republic of Sudan and defence of a human rights claim arising from activities in the DRC.

Significant clients include the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Tunisia and the International Seabed Authority, as well as BP, Chevron, Rio Tinto, INPEX and CNPC.  Recent appointments include to the International Crimes Evidence Project, on a project to establish an International Constitutional Court for Tunisia, and to task forces of the ICCA/ASIL, ICC and UNCITRAL in relation to arbitrations involving States.  Significant publications include a chapter on the continental shelf for the forthcoming IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law.

 


Europe

London

Paula Hodges KC
Paula Hodges KC
Partner, head of global arbitration practice
+44 20 7466 2027
Craig Tevendale
Craig Tevendale
Partner
+44 20 7466 2445
Andrew Cannon
Andrew Cannon
Partner
+44 207 4662 852
Vanessa Naish
Vanessa Naish
Professional Support Consultant
+44 20 7466 2112

Brussels

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

Paris

Thierry Tomasi
Thierry Tomasi
Partner
+33 1 53 57 70 92
Laurence Franc-Menget
Laurence Franc-Menget
Partner
+33 1 53 57 73 70
Emily Fox
Emily Fox
Of Counsel
+33 1 53 57 72 48

Frankfurt

Patricia Nacimiento
Patricia Nacimiento
Partner
+49 69 2222 82530

Madrid

Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Partner, co-head of dispute resolution
+34 91 423 4061
Antonio Pastor
Antonio Pastor
Consultant
+34 91 423 4197
Risteard de Paor
Risteard de Paor
Of Counsel
+34 91 423 4106

United States

New York

Christian Leathley
Christian Leathley
Partner, co-head Latin America group, 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

Asia

Hong Kong

Justin D'Agostino
Justin D'Agostino
Chief Executive Officer and Partner
+852 2101 4010
Simon Chapman KC
Simon Chapman KC
Partner, Regional Head of Practice
+852 2101 4217
May Tai
May Tai
Partner
+852 2101 4031
Antony Crockett
Antony Crockett
Partner
+852 2101 4111
Briana Young
Briana Young
Registered foreign lawyer, Professional support consultant
+852 2101 4214

 


Singapore

Gitta Satryani
Gitta Satryani
Partner
+65 6868 8067
Tomas Furlong
Tomas Furlong
Partner
+65 6 868 8085

Kuala Lumpur

Craig Shepherd
Craig Shepherd
Partner
+6032 7076551

Seoul

Mike McClure
Mike McClure
Partner
+971 4 428 6364

Australia

Leon Chung
Leon Chung
Partner
+61 2 9225 5716