While The Lawyer’s annual Top 20 cases heralds star QCs at the top at their game, it also unearths the next generation of the Bar. Here’s how One Essex Court juniors have fared since appearing in the list.
3VB’s Christopher Harris QC, who was elevated to silk at the start of 2019, has carved out a strong reputation in investor-state arbitration and the enforcement of treaty awards. He spent much of 2018 leading on substantial investment treaty claims against Bulgaria, Poland, Azerbaijan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. Two cases have involved significant submissions on […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to set up a conduct committee that would be responsible for overseeing internal investigations at the firm, in a move that comes just weeks after one of its partners was fined for sexual misconduct. The conduct committee will be a separate branch of the firm’s existing partnership council, which comprises senior […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired a disputes partner in London from Hogan Lovells in a bid to boost its human rights practice. Julianne Hughes-Jennett joins the firm after 20 years at Hogan Lovells, advising on litigation and arbitration disputes. She started her career at the firm, where she built an arbitration, litigation and […]
Slater & Gordon and Watchstone have settled a long-running dispute between the pair, just days before High Court proceedings were due to begin. In 2017, Slater & Gordon, instructing CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, served Watchstone (formerly Quindell) with a £637m damages suit over its takeover of the latter’s professional services arm two years prior. Shortly […]
Macfarlanes has hired its second partner from Eversheds Sutherland in two years, this time recruiting into its financial services regulation team. Andrew Henderson will join the firm next year as a partner. He has been at Eversheds Sutherland for five years, joining the firm from Ropes & Gray where he was counsel. Other previous roles […]
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is on call for Marriott International as it seeks to acquire seven properties owned by Elegant Hotels in Barbados. Hotels giant Marriott is set to take over Elegant, which has been valued at just over £100m. Gibson Dunn London partner Nigel Stacey has been advised Marriott, along with associate Samirah Haujee, […]