White & Case scoops top arbitration lawyer

White & Case has boosted its Latin American capability with the appointment of the former secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris.

Horacio Grigera Naóhas joined the US firm’s Washington DC office as special counsel. He will be based in the international arbitration practice, focusing on Latin America.
Prior to his five-year tenure at the ICC, Naóspent seven years as senior counsel at the International Finance Corporation in Washington and was in private practice in Argentina.
At White & Case, in addition to advising clients on disputes, he can be called on to act as an arbitrator in international disputes.
White & Case partner Rayner Hamilton, who heads the international arbitration practice group, said that Washington was an increasingly popular location for settling international disputes.
The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes is growing in stature, bringing renewed attention to Washington as a dispute resolution hub.
Hamilton said: “We’re delighted and honoured to be able to offer our worldwide clients the services of one of the genuine leaders in the area of international arbitration.”