European law firm Fieldfisher has been featured in Global Arbitration Review's 2022 guide to 'approved' international arbitration firms around the world (GAR 100).
GAR is the world's leading international arbitration journal and news service and its highly respected GAR 100 is now in its 15th edition.
The firm's international arbitration practice, which comprises 80 fee earners including 25 partners, spans its European network. The practice was commended for its work with clients whose interests are primarily in Europe, the CIS and Africa, as well as its broader international presence, notably in cases involving major natural resources and construction projects.
Fieldfisher was particularly recognised for its expertise in commercial disputes and investment treaty arbitrations.
The arbitration practice is led from London by partners Simon Sloane and Daniel Hayward. Other notable London practitioners include partners Tracey Wright, Alexandra Underwood Colin Gibson, James Lewis and Arik Aslanyan, alongside Richard Waugh in Birmingham.
Paris partner Marily Paralika leads the firm's arbitration practice in France, with the Italian practice overseen by Alessandro Scagliarini in Milan; the Spanish practice by Mercedes Caral in Barcelona; and the Belgian practice by Koen Van den Broeck, with Maxime Berlingin, in Brussels.
A new India practice is being led from London by partner Shivani Sanghi.
Other key arbitration practitioners are based in Munich and Madrid, supported by complementary practices in the firm's wider international network.
Filedfisher's arbitration client roster includes oil and gas businesses, financial services and commodities companies, as well as high net worth individuals. This includes state-owned oil and gas companies in the CIS region, notably Kazakhstan, and instructions involving states in Europe and Africa.
With experience in many of the world's major and emerging arbitration centres, in 2022, the firm is acting on significant LCIA, ICC and ICSID cases, among others.
Read the full GAR 100 write-up.
Commenting on the firm's inclusion in the GAR 100, Simon Sloane, lead partner in the Arbitration Group at Fieldfisher said:
"Our inclusion in the GAR 100 is testimony to the quality of our practice, which has gone from strength to strength in tandem with the growth of our wider disputes practice and the firm as a whole.
"The breadth of expertise we offer and the diversity of our experience mean we provide clients seeking arbitration support with an unbeatable service."
Dan Hayward, lead partner in the London Arbitration Group at Fieldfisher added:
"Receiving the GAR 100 badge is great recognition for our team, which for a number of years has been acting on premium arbitrations for clients the world over.
“Our team’s success is driven by cross-European collaboration at all levels. This is part of the firm’s DNA and something that we see driving us forward for many years.”
Marily Paralika, lead partner in the Paris Arbitration Group at Fieldfisher noted:
"Our reputation has grown with the calibre of our arbitration practitioners and our client base. I am proud to say we attract and develop the best and brightest lawyers.
"Clients repeatedly recognise the quality of our arbitration associates and partners. We are very proud to receive this acknowledgement of excellence in a highly competitive market.”
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