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Arbitration 2016: Analysis

This year’s edition identifies world-class practitioners in 89 countries – a wider geographical spread than ever before, which reflects the ever-growing use and sophistication of international arbitration. In total we list 812 arbitrators and counsel from 481 firms as leaders in this field; in this section we pick out the firms with the most listed lawyers in order, as well as the individuals who scored most highly in our voting.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Judith Gill QC Allen & Overy, Singapore
Bernard Hanotiau Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels
Gary Born Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, London
Toby Landau QC Essex Court Chambers, London
Audley Sheppard QC Clifford Chance, London
Albert Jan van den Berg Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels
Emmanuel Gaillard Shearman & Sterling, Paris
L Yves Fortier CC QC Arbitration Place, Toronto
V V Veeder QC Essex Court Chambers, London
David W Rivkin Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
Pierre Bienvenu Norton Rose Fulbright, Montreal
Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
Alexis Mourre Independent Arbitrator, Paris
Stephen Jagusch Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, London
Constantine Partasides QC Three Crowns, London
Henri Alvarez QC Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Vancouver
Klaus Michael Sachs CMS Hasche Sigle, Munich
Yves Derains Derains & Gharavi, Paris
Laurent Lévy Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
Julian Lew QC 20 Essex Street Chambers, London
Donald Francis Donovan Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
Jan Paulsson Three Crowns, Washington DC
Michael Pryles Independent Arbitrator, Melbourne
Eduardo Silva Romero Dechert, Paris
William Rowley QC 20 Essex Street Chambers, London
   

Herbert Smith Freehills moves to the top of our research for the first time this year with 16 nominees selected for inclusion, more than any other firm. Paula Hodges QC in London heads the practice and is “as good as it gets” for energy, telecommunications and technology matters. She has represented the United States of America in LCIA arbitrations against Canada on softwood lumber imports into the US, and also sits as an arbitrator herself. Matthew Weiniger QC has a “massive and deserved reputation for seeing big picture”, and he has worked under all the major arbitration systems. His energy expertise and work Russian parties were particularly commended to researchers. Alastair Henderson is the firm’s managing partner for Singapore and South East Asia and “one of the leading arbitration authorities in the region”. His clients described him as "extremely capable and responsive". In Paris, Isabelle Michou and the “excellent” Emmanuelle Cabrol both score highly, while Brenda Horrigan gives the firm a “valuable presence on the ground in China” as head of the Shanghai office. She recently represented Chinese clients in commercial arbitrations under the SIAC Rules against a Hong Kong entity relating to a joint venture dispute in the paper industry, and under HKIAC Rules against a North American entity relating to a joint venture dispute in the textile industry. The firm is very strong in Asia, with three lawyers selected in Japan. These include global head of public international law Dominic Roughton and the “very skilled” Peter Godwin, who has acted in arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, Thai Arbitration Institute and JCAA rules, as well as ad hoc and UNCITRAL tribunals, and is also experienced as an arbitrator. Justin D’Agostino is global head of the firm's dispute resolution practice – “the dream team” as it was dubbed by one interviewee – and “his client handling is out of this world”. Bronwyn Lincoln in Australia is much in demand for ICC, SIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL proceedings and is also a commercial arbitrator and included on the SIAC panel. In the US, Laurence Shore is a “world-class arbitrator” who was also praised for his work as counsel. He is a “major figure in the industry” as a member of the ICC Commission's US delegation, as well as the LCIA's North America council. Christian Leathley is very well known for his Latin American expertise in particular, and he sits as arbitrator in English and Spanish-language arbitrations alongside his “superb” work as counsel.

White & Case “goes from strength to strength”, and increases its presence to 15 lawyers in this edition. Michael Polkinghorne in Paris is “fantastic for energy disputes” and was commended by his peers as “a joy to work with”. Alongside him, Christopher Seppälä is “as good as it gets for construction arbitration”. In London, Phillip Capper is similarly revered for his construction work and his “reputation goes before him as a wise and very intellectual practitioner”. David Goldberg splits his time between London and Moscow and is a “real expert on Russia”, while Anne Véronique Schlaepfer in Geneva has acted as counsel in more than 100 arbitration proceedings and is “a well-known and valued member of the Swiss arbitration bar”. Matthew Secomb relocated to Singapore in 2015, and he is “tough to beat, both literally and metaphorically” in construction and energy disputes in particular. In the US, Paul Friedland is global head of the practice group and a “major player in this field worldwide”. He is a former member of the executive committee of the American Arbitration Association and also sat as chair of the subcommittee on ICDR Rules revision 2013–2014. Carolyn Lamm in DC is “one of the foremost counsel in the world”, both for arbitration and arbitration-related litigation. She is a past president of the DC Bar and of the American Bar Association. Also in DC, Abby Cohen Smutny “impresses all she comes across with her deep knowledge of public international law, international investment law and extensive experience in this field.”

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer makes 14 appearances in this year’s edition. Singapore-based Lucy Reed is global co-head of the firm’s international arbitration practice and “unquestionably one of the leading figures in the field worldwide.” She has represented private and public clients in over 100 commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and “knows all there is to know about energy disputes”. Nigel Rawding heads the firm's London practice and he received a large number of recommendations for his work in LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations as both counsel and arbitrator. Sylvia Noury is “the first person on the list for emerging markets-related issues”, say sources. Reza Mohtashami is now based in London after five years in Dubai, where he hugely impressed his clients. “His advice was always spot-on and delivered after analysing all available options,” says one respondent, “and his team did not ever give us any reason to be disappointed which says a lot as we worked closely with them for over a year.” Furthermore, he was described by a client as “calmness personified, extremely clear in his thinking and a person we admire a lot”. Noah Rubins heads the practice in Paris and is internationally renowned for his energy expertise, particularly in relation to Russia and he is a fluent Russian speaker. Peter Turner has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 100 international arbitrations, while Rolf Trittmann in Frankfurt is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration representing Germany and “one of the leading experts in the country”. Günther Horvath in Austria impressed his clients as "very thoughtful and with the highest professional standards". In the US, global co-head of the practice Nigel Blackaby is a veteran of over 100 ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including over 30 investment arbitrations, and “always a fine opponent, he shows a passion for his work and client’s position and presents very well." Brian King is very well respected in the market for his representation of ConocoPhillips Company in its ICSID arbitration against Venezuela. 

King & Spalding has 14 lawyers selected for inclusion this year, with a particularly strong US presence. Doak Bishop is a “big name in this field” and was praised by clients as “responsive and friendly, with outstanding analytical capacities”. Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez in New York is “highly respected” for all types of arbitration, including the representation of investors in investment disputes arising under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. John Bowman in Texas is an “oil and gas guru” and the counsel of choice for a range of energy clients. Margrete Stevens in DC “knows all there is to know about investment treaty arbitration” and is a former senior counsel at ICSID. Edward Kehoe co-heads the practice and is well respected in the market for both his commercial and investment arbitration practice. Eric Schwartz in Paris is a “legend”, a former secretary general and vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration who was commended by his clients as a “great tactician”.  Alongside him, James Castello has a “great brain” and is “one of the reasons the firm is so good in Paris”, while the “remarkable” Thomas Sprange QC is selected for the first time in London. The “first-class” John Savage in Singapore has representing governments, corporations and individuals in more than 150 international arbitrations, and Jan Schaefer in Frankfurt was commended to researchers as a “fantastic young practitioner” and the “top choice” of those we canvassed.

Grant Hanessian is global co-chair of the Baker & McKenzie’s international arbitration group, which sees 11 of its members selected for inclusion in this edition. He is “always my first choice in New York”, while the “highly esteemed” Lawrence Newman is renowned for his AAA and ICC related expertise. Joerg Risse in Hamburg is double-qualified in Germany and New York, and is “extremely skilled in all facets of arbitration”, while Stefan Riegler and the "very energetic and responsive" Alexander Petsche both score highly in Austria. José María Alonso is “extremely well known in the Spanish market”, and Vladimir Khvalei is rated as “one of the foremost figures in Russian arbitration” for his experience of ICAC, ICC, SCC and UNCITRAL proceedings.

Lalive is “home to some of the best in the business”, and interviewees said “it is difficult to think of many firms with more strength in depth”. The “outstanding” Michael Schneider is a founding partner of the firm, and with more than 40 years of experience in this field he is considered to be “one of the forefathers of arbitration in Switzerland.” The “always excellent” Philipp Habegger in Zurich has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 145 international arbitral proceedings under a variety of arbitration rules. Teresa Giovannini is “well regarded by all who have seen her in action”, and her experience encompasses more than 160 international arbitrations, including over 110 as arbitrator, 80 as presiding or sole arbitrator. Clients spoke very highly of Bernd Ehle, citing his “very enthusiastic and professional attitude” and rating him “really outstanding". Matthias Scherer has acted as counsel in more than 200 arbitration and ADR proceedings under ICC, Swiss, LCIA, UNCITRAL and other rules, and he is also a "perceptive and effective arbitrator". Domitille Baizeau is “uniformly excellent as both counsel and arbitrator” and has acted in over 50 arbitral proceedings. Noradèle Radjai is “first-class” for energy, telecommunications and construction disputes. Veijo Heiskanen was praised for his work as counsel representing governments and foreign investors in investor-state disputes as well as for his “commanding presence” as arbitrator, while Joachim Knoll is “very impressive in terms of his knowledge and his presentation.” Marc Veit has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 80 international arbitrations and is particularly well known for energy-related disputes.

Allen & Overy’s contingent grows to 10 this year, including the most highly regarded individual in the research overall in Singapore-based Judith Gill QC. Peers hold her in the highest esteem, describing her as a “logical, persuasive and principled person of integrity”, and “hugely intelligent”. Only the second female solicitor-advocate to be appointed QC and the first with an international arbitration practice, she is particularly well known for her expertise relating to energy and infrastructure project related disputes. Daniel Busse heads the German dispute resolution practice and is “one of the younger lawyers at the top of this list, but extremely good”. Michael Young in Paris is “"charismatic and great with clients", while in Hong Kong Matthew Gearing QC – global co-head of the international arbitration group – is an “absolutely superlative lawyer”, possessor of a “fantastic mind” and a “formidable cross-examiner”.

Eight Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers are selected, with global co-head of international arbitration Pierre Bienvenu one of the foremost figures in the research worldwide. A former co-chair of the IBA’s Arbitration committee, he also served as a vice-president of the LCIA Court. Martin Valasek is the firm’s head of international arbitration in Canada and renowned for his work in this field. Mark Baker in Houston is global co-head of international arbitration and “the best in the business” for energy disputes in particular, while two further highly rated nominees in Venezuela underline the depth of the firm’s arbitration offering.

The eight-strong contingent from Clifford Chance is spread across eight countries. Audley Sheppard QC in London garnered an overwhelming number of positive testimonials from peers and clients alike. “A great person to work in a tribunal,” said one. “A big personality and fantastic understanding of the commercial aspects of the case,” said another, with one respondent further adding that they had “never faced a counsel so good”. One source summed up the general feeling by saying, “What a gentleman!” Jason Fry is global co-head of the international arbitration group and “universally renowned throughout the market” as former secretary general of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services. Simon Greenberg is also based in Paris and received a large number of recommendations for his experience under the rules of numerous international commercial arbitration institutions. Further listings across Europe, as well as in Singapore and the US, demonstrate the firm’s strength in this sector.

Debevoise & Plimpton has eight listings in this edition. David W Rivkin is “known to everybody and respected by all”. He is current president of the International Bar Association and “knows all there is to know about the world of arbitration”. Also based in New York, Donald Francis Donovan is co-head of the international disputes group and “one of the finest counsel ever to practise” in the eyes of his peers while Mark Friedman is also deemed “hugely impressive”. In London, the “eminent” Lord Goldsmith QC is a former UK attorney general and “so smart it is somewhat intimidating”. Sophie Lamb is “tremendously able” both in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, while Christopher Tahbaz also gives the firm a presence in the Hong Kong research.

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle earns seven places in this year’s edition, divided between France, Mexico and the US. In Paris, Peter Wolrich is “one of the grandees of international arbitration” and a former chairman of the ICC Commission on Arbitration. Nadia Darwazeh is selected for the first time, and previously served as counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris where she supervised more than 400 arbitrations. In the US, Claudia Frutos-Peterson is said to “bridge the gap between academia and practice and brings the best of both worlds”, while in Mexico the “wonderfully skilled” Kate Brown de Vejar is especially well regarded for her investor state work, while Gabriela Alvarez-Avila is a former counsel at ICSID and “extremely well versed in all aspects of arbitration”.

Seven lawyers are selected from Hogan Lovells, across four countries. Karl Pörnbacher is “greatly respected” in the German arbitration community, while Laurent Gouiffès is similarly well regarded in Paris. Three US nominees are selected for the first time this year in Texas and Florida. Meanwhile, Hogan Lovells BSTL in Mexico continues to be home to two of Mexico’s best-regarded experts: the “legendary figures” Eduardo Siqueiros and Luis Enrique Graham, the latter of whom is known for his work before the ICC, the ICDR (AAA), the LCIA and NAFTA/ICSID.

Seven nominees appear from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, including chair of the international arbitration practice group Gary Born. He has participated in more than 600 international arbitrations, including four of the largest ICC arbitrations in history, and was described to researchers as “incredibly bright” and “simply the best”, earning praise from clients and peers alike. Alongside him in London, Maxi Scherer has been involved in more than 50 international arbitrations and is “one of the best upcoming arbitrators I know”, in the words of one client. Franz Schwarz is a “household name” in this field, having been involved in more than 200 proceedings, and Steven Finizio is rated by his clients as “my first choice in London; highly sophisticated and very responsive". In the US, James Carter is very well regarded and the “stellar” John Pierce heads the international arbitration practice in the New York office. Paul Oberhammer is of counsel to the firm and based in the London office. He serves as an expert advisor and party representative, as well as an arbitrator. 

Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels sees six names selected, including its two name partners at the very top of the list. Bernard Hanotiau is “incredibly hardworking” and “undeniably one of the best in the world”. He has been involved in more than 350 international arbitration cases around the world. Alongside him, Albert Jan van den Berg is similarly the recipient of praise from all quarters. “He is clever, tough and deadline-oriented – which we always appreciate," said one client. He is president of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and former double winner of our Arbitrator of the Year Award, as well as Global Arbitration Review’s “Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator” award.

John Fellas is co-chair of the international arbitration and dispute resolution practice at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, and one of six nominees selected from the firm. He has practised in both the US and England, and was recommended as “expert across the full range of disputes related disciplines”, including as counsel, arbitrator, mediator and expert witness. In Washington DC, the firm can call upon the talents of John Townsend, former chairman of the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association and vice president of the LCIA Court of Arbitration. He is “very well respected across the market”.  José Rosell in Paris is one of the most highly nominated lawyers in France, and attracted much admiring comment. “He is highly sophisticated with in-depth knowledge and experience,” said a respondent.

Six nominees appear from Baker Botts. Jonathan Sutcliffe in Dubai “has a very sharp mind and gets to the issues extremely quickly”, while Philip Punwar was also picked out as “one of the leading experts in the Middle East”. The highly rated Michael Goldberg is chair of the firm wide international arbitration and dispute resolution practice group and particularly well known for energy related matters. Three further nominees are selected from the “top-class” London office: Alejandro Escobar, Johannes Koepp and Jay Alexander.

Three Crowns is “fast becoming a power player in this sector” and sees five highly rated individuals selected for inclusion. Constantine Partasides QC is “held in the highest respect in the solicitor community” and has been lead counsel for commercial clients in high-profile claims against sovereigns and state entities, in addition to leading a team that obtained a $2 billion award for a client against the Nigerian National Petroleum Company. Also in London, the “eminent” Gaetan Verhoosel is a former legal adviser at the World Trade Organization in Geneva; according to sources, “There is nobody better at getting to the bottom of damages issues.” Jan Paulsson in Washington, DC, is “internationally known and universally respected”, both as counsel and arbitrator. He is past president of the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, and was formerly vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. In Paris, Georgios Petrochilos has represented States, international organizations, and private parties in more than 70 disputes and is “formidably good”, while Todd Wetmore has a “fantastically sharp mind and is extremely effective”.

Schellenberg Wittmer in Switzerland is once again one of the top firms in our research, and five nominees are selected. Nathalie Voser is particularly well known; she has acted as counsel in arbitration and arbitrator in over 50 cases and is “immaculate in her thinking and presentation”. Georg von Segesser has participated in over 200 arbitrations under ICC, Swiss Rules, DIS, VIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL auspices, while Christopher Boog is vice chair of the practice and very highly rated. Elliott Geisinger and Martin Bernet are also among the most highly regarded experts in Switzerland.

Five highly rated individuals are selected from the “powerhouse” of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Stephen Jagusch in London is “one of the world’s most persuasive counsel”, global chair of the firm’s international arbitration practice and recognised for “fighting hard but very fair when dealing with his team, and he is tremendously bright and really knows his stuff”. Anthony Sinclair’s experience encompasses disputes under ICC, LCIA, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, and he is rated as a “thought leader by his peers”. The remarkable Philippe Pinsolle is managing partner of the Paris office and a veteran of more than 200 arbitrations as counsel. His reputation is that of a “brilliant advocate and fine strategist”. In the US, David Orta heads the practice in DC and is a “first class advocate”, while US chair of the practice Fred Bennett in Los Angeles is very well regarded by clients and peers alike.  

The five featured nominees from Dechert are led by Eduardo Silva Romero. A former deputy secretary general of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, he has acted as arbitrator in more than 80 proceedings and is said to be a “thoughtful and compelling speaker." Arif Hyder Ali in DC is much in demand as counsel in investor]-state disputes, while Alexandre de Gramont is also very well respected. Erica Stein gives the firm a “very impressive” presence in the Belgian research.

Eversheds earns five inclusions in this year’s edition, with two nominees apiece in London and Singapore complemented by the “outstanding” Giorgio Sacerdoti at Eversheds Bianchini in Italy. Stuart Dutson was praised for his “engaging style” by one respondent who described him as “a real pleasure to do business with.” His colleague Andy Moody is known for his “very clear analysis of issues". In Singapore, Loretta Malintoppi is said to be “world-class” – she has acted as counsel for three different states in infrastructure-related ICSID proceedings, and was appointed to the board of trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Chamber in 2012. Rodman Bundy in the same office is also extremely well regarded in the market. 

“Some of the finest minds in the world” can be found at the UK bar, including many of the most highly regarded individuals in our research. Toby Landau QC at Essex Court Chambers is “in a league of his own – if only there were more like him”. He has argued over 280 major international arbitrations worldwide, and has sat as arbitrator in more than 80 international cases. Also at Essex Court Chambers, V V Veeder QC is “scrupulously fair and conscientious, and always asks the right questions”. Julian Lew QC at 20 Essex Street Chambers is “a first-class arbitrator with a fabulous academic background” and a former member of the board of directors of the LCIA, while William Rowley QC is widely acknowledged to be “as good as it gets”, particularly for energy-related disputes. Charles Brower at 20 Essex Street is “always fully engaged during hearings and is totally thorough in relation to all the issues”. Known and respected for his work as both counsel and arbitrator, he has participated in cases on all six continents. Alan Redfern at One Essex Court is a “fantastic, particularly as a sole arbitrator – no nonsense and effective”. Sophie Nappert at 3 Verulam Buildings was recommended to researchers as both a “superb lawyer and a great role model”, while Hilary Heilbron QC at Brick Court Chambers is an “absolutely fantastic arbitrator” whose experience includes ICC, LCIA and ICDR and ad hoc appointments.

Loukas Mistelis at Queen Mary, University of London is “one of the great minds in this field”, praised for his “insightful and erudite” lectures as well as for his work as wide experience as arbitrator under ICSID, ICC, LCIA and Swiss rules.

Switzerland is one of the foremost jurisdictions in this sector and home to some of its leading exponents. The firm of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler has four highly rated nominees, including its two name partners. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler is “much in demand and you can see why”; she is “scrupulously fair as tribunal president, one of the top arbitrators in Switzerland and in one of the top arbitrators period.” Laurent Lévy is a “delight to deal with”, recognised for the quality of his work on disputes in the investment, energy and finance sectors. Clients spoke highly of Sébastien Besson, with one saying, “He is my first choice as arbitrator; solid academic and experience background and a robust understanding of international arbitration." Antonio Rigozzi also scores extremely highly from clients and peers alike.

Paris is also home to some of the world’s leading experts in this field. Emmanuel Gaillard founded and heads the arbitration practice at Shearman & Sterling and is viewed as “the best in the world” by admiring clients. His colleague at the firm Yas Banifatemi is “always available, always responsive and very effective; a five-star practitioner”.

Alexis  Mourre, who took up office as president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in July 2015, is is “universally liked and respected”.

Derains & Gharavi sees three of its lawyers listed. Yves Derains, a former secretary general of the ICC Court, is “one of the most reputable of French arbitrators” and known throughout the world for the quality of his work. Melanie van Leeuwen is held in the highest esteem by her clients, and Hamid Gharavi is said to be “almost unbeatable” as counsel.

Dentons is also home to two highly rated French lawyers. Barton Legum, head of the investment treaty arbitration practice, boasts a “fantastic portfolio” of experience, which includes acting as chief of the NAFTA Arbitration Division in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the US Department of State, as well as immediate past chair of the section of international law of the American Bar Association. Jean-Christophe Honlet was praised by his clients as “an excellent professional, very thoughtful and great sense of professionalism”. The firm is also home to Aigoul  Kenjebayeva, a “leading light” in Kazakhstan.

Klaus Michael Sachs of CMS Hasche Sigle is the most highly regarded lawyer in our German research and an "excellent president with the ability to handle difficult witnesses and parties", while interviewees repeatedly commented on his “fairness and willingness to give parties an equal chance”. In the Netherlands, Marnix  Leijten at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a “standout”, praised as “very bright and strategically savvy”.

Yves Fortier CC QC at Arbitration Place in Canada is a “dean of the international arbitration bar” and appears among the most highly regarded individual in our voting overall – as does the “bright, hard-working, reasonable and always effective” Henri Alvarez QC from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin.

Melbourne-based Michael Pryles is “one of the foremost arbitrators in the Southern Hemisphere”, a veteran of more than 400 cases, both ad hoc and institutional, and respected as “no-nonsense and known to favour short deadlines, which means he really gets things done.”

Bae Kim & Lee in Korea is “one of the top arbitration firms in Asia” and sees three of its partners selected. Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is co-leader of the team and has acted as counsel and arbitrator in a range of disputes under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, AAA, SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA, JCAA, UNCITRAL and KCAB. He is a former secretary general of the ICCA and “greatly respected by the market”. Fellow practice co-head John Bang is similarly well known and equally well regarded as a “global leader in this field”. Matthew Christensen completes the firm’s representation in this edition and is praised for the quality of his work as counsel and for his writing in this area.

Sundra  Rajoo at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration is the most highly nominated expert in Malaysia and “one of the leading names in Asia”, while Teresa Cheng SC at Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong is rated “the best in town” by those who have seen her work. 

Rouven Bodenheimer is experienced in corporate and commercial arbitrations as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator, chairman and counsel  both domestically and internationally. He is “simply top notch” notes one respondent, while another describes him as “the most promising young arbitrator in Germany."

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