Allen & Overy, Quinn Emanuel and Jones Day join disputes body Prime Finance

Financial services dispute resolution body Prime Finance has recruited another 16 senior lawyers for its panel of experts, bringing the number on the list to more than 100.

The new recruits include Allen & Overy’s (A&O) co-head of global capital markets, David Benton, New York-based Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Peter Calamari, Jones Day’s financial services litigation co-head Jay Tambe, and South Square Chambers’ Anthony Zacaroli QC.

The Prime Finance panel now includes over 100 experts in complex financial issues, with collectively more than 3,000 years of experience.

The announcement comes just over two years after the launch of Prime Finance by former A&O partner Jeffrey Golden (12 March 2012). The organisation aims to provide experts who can advise and educate the judiciary worldwide on disputes involving complex financial instruments, act as expert witnesses or sit on arbitral panels.

Other new appointees include Japan’s Akira Kawamura, a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomutsune who recently stood down as president of the International Bar Association, and Russian lawyer Vladimir Khrenov, a partner at Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners who is also counsel to the chairman of the Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants.

The full list of new appointees:

Georges Affaki, managing director, BNP Paribas and chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission’s legal committee
David Benton, co-head global capital markets, Allen & Overy
Peter Calamari, partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a member of the Financial Advisory Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Moodys board of directors
Michael Enthoven, public prosecutor; former CEO of NIBC Holding and former chairman of JPMorgan & Co’s operating risk committee
Akira Kawamura, partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Vladimir Khrenov, head of derivatives & capital markets, Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners and counsel to the chairman of the Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR)         
Tetsuo Morishita, Sophia University Law School and former member of the working group on applicable law on indirectly held securities of the Japanese Ministry of Justice’s Legislative Council
Hon. Justice Myron Steele (ret.), partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon and former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
Tom de Swaan, chairman of Zurich Insurance Group’s board of directors; former chairman of the Amsterdam Financial Center, the European Monetary Institute’s Banking Supervisory Sub-committee and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision; former non-executive director of the FSA; former CFO of ABN Amro
Jay Tambe, co-head of financial Institutions litigation and regulation, Jones Day         
Larry Thompson, general counsel, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation         
Hubert de Vauplane, partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; former group general counsel, Legal & Compliance, Credit Agricole; former group legal officer, BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking
Walter White Jr., partner, McGuireWoods
Philip Wood QC, special global counsel, Allen & Overy
Antony Zacaroli QC, South Square Chambers