Arbitration nation

Earlier this year, some Freshfields partners left the magic circle firm to set up arbitration boutique Three Crowns. It was the most dramatic manifestation of a trend that has seen leading litigators and arbitrators quit global firms. Is a big-name law firm brand no longer necessary for this area of law?

Arbitration: Little big league

Freshfields arbitrator blames conflicts as he quits to set up German boutique

Freshfields’ Paulsson boutique co-founded with partners from Covington, Jones Day and Shearman

Freshfields’ Rawding to replace Partasides as City arbitration chief

Freshfields trio launch arbitration boutique to challenge magic circle