Jonathan Wood has joined Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP as head of its international arbitration practice based in London.
He joins from Clyde & Co LLP where he was head of dispute resolution and joint head of international arbitration.
During his 30 years of practice, Wood has led many high-profile commercial disputes including acting as counsel to Canadian software company Asigra in a landmark case before the UK High Court and representing two BVI companies in a major London Court of International Arbitration claim against Ukrainian power companies arising out of the “Orange Revolution”.
He is currently acting in a claim against Saudi Arabia under ICC rules and a Russian energy dispute at the LCIA, of which he is a member.
Jonathan Watmough, RPC’s managing partner, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to RPC. He is a leader in his field and international arbitration is fast becoming one of our core strategic growth areas. His appointment is a reflection of RPC’s growing reputation in this area and completes another important step in the development of our commercial disputes group.”
Communications manager at Clyde & Co, Louise Nelson, said on behalf of the firm: “We wish Jonathan the very best in his new role”.
Wood features in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation Lawyers.