This follows the prominent lateral hire of Eric Schwartz and James Castello, two former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partners who joined King & Spalding on 31 March 2009.
Schwartz, a United States member of the ICC Court and a former secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration, who has been based in Paris for thirty years, focuses mainly on civil engineering and construction, oil and gas, and information technology and telecommunications arbitration.
Castello occupied senior positions in the US Justice Department and served as deputy legal counsel to the President of the United States. He has practised international arbitration in Vienna and Paris since 2001.
Both Eric Schwartz and James Castello feature in The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.