Shearman & Sterling gets new London arbitration head

Shearman & Sterling Paris arbitration partner David Reed is moving across the Channel to become the firm’s new London arbitration head.

Reed, who was made up in 2004 after nine years as an associate with Shearman, will become the firm’s first partner specialising in arbitration in London. He joins counsel Penny Madden and six associates in the UK.

International arbitration head Emmanuel Gaillard said that Reed’s transfer would “actively contribute” to the development of Shearman’s London arbitration practice.

Although he will be based in London, Reed will continue to advise Paris-based clients.