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Herbert Smith Freehills’ arbitration group has an established reputation for handling some of the most complex international disputes facing clients today. We have dedicated arbitration practitioners based in offices across Asia, Australia, the US, the Middle East and Europe and represent clients worldwide, ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to governments, state-owned entities and financial institutions. Our practitioners have worked in all key jurisdictions and advised on arbitration proceedings around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Geneva, Zurich, the Hague, Washington, Stockholm, Dubai, Singapore and Melbourne. As well as the usual seats, we have advised in more unusual places such as Cairo, Honolulu, Lusaka, Mumbai and Zagreb.

The international arbitration group “has a renowned international arbitration group with impressive global reach… Herbert Smith Freehills has a multifaceted practice recognised for expertise in both PIL and commercial arbitrations.”Chambers Global Market Leaders: International Arbitration, 2023

The firm also been recognised as having “standout arbitration capability coupled with an unrivalled breadth of regional coverage”. Chambers Asia Pacific, Arbitration (International), Asia-Pacific Region, 2023

London

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Craig Tevendale

Partner, London

Craig Tevendale
Chris Parker KC photo

Chris Parker KC

Partner, Co-Head Pharmaceuticals, London

Chris Parker KC
Mike McClure KC photo

Mike McClure KC

Partner, Global Co-Chair of Korea Group, London

Mike McClure KC
James Doe photo

James Doe

Partner and Joint Global Head of Construction & Infrastructure Disputes, London

James Doe
Andrew Cannon photo

Andrew Cannon

Partner, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and of Public International Law, London

Andrew Cannon
David Nitek photo

David Nitek

Partner, London

David Nitek
Christian Leathley photo

Christian Leathley

Partner, Co-Head of the Latin America Group, Co-Head of the Public International Law Group, US Head of International Arbitration, London

Christian Leathley
Hannah Ambrose photo

Hannah Ambrose

Partner, London

Hannah Ambrose
Charlie Morgan photo

Charlie Morgan

Partner, London

Charlie Morgan
Vanessa Naish photo

Vanessa Naish

Professional Support Consultant, London

Vanessa Naish
Anuradha Agnihotri photo

Anuradha Agnihotri

Of Counsel, London

Anuradha Agnihotri
Elizabeth Kantor photo

Elizabeth Kantor

Professional Support Lawyer, London

Elizabeth Kantor

Brussels

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Lode Van Den Hende

Partner, Brussels

Lode Van Den Hende

Paris

Clément Dupoirier photo

Clément Dupoirier

Partner, Paris

Clément Dupoirier
Thierry Tomasi photo

Thierry Tomasi

Partner, Paris

Thierry Tomasi
Laurence Franc-Menget photo

Laurence Franc-Menget

Partner, Paris

Laurence Franc-Menget
Emily Fox photo

Emily Fox

Partner, Paris

Emily Fox
Vincent Bouvard photo

Vincent Bouvard

Of Counsel, Paris

Vincent Bouvard

Madrid

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Eduardo Soler Tappa

Managing Partner, Madrid

Eduardo Soler Tappa
Javier de Carvajal photo

Javier de Carvajal

Partner, Madrid

Javier de Carvajal
Jaime de San Román photo

Jaime de San Román

Partner, Madrid

Jaime de San Román
Manuel Rivero photo

Manuel Rivero

Of Counsel, Madrid

Manuel Rivero
Paulino Fajardo photo

Paulino Fajardo

Regional Head of Dispute Resolution EMEA, Madrid

Paulino Fajardo
Risteard de Paor photo

Risteard de Paor

Of Counsel, Madrid

Risteard de Paor
Miguel García Casas photo

Miguel García Casas

Of Counsel, Madrid

Miguel García Casas
Antonio Pastor photo

Antonio Pastor

Consultant, Madrid

Antonio Pastor

Frankfurt

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Dr Patricia Nacimiento

Partner, Germany

Dr Patricia Nacimiento
Dr Bajar Scharaw LL.M. photo

Dr Bajar Scharaw LL.M.

Counsel, Germany

Dr Bajar Scharaw LL.M.

Dusseldorf

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Catrice Gayer

Partner, Düsseldorf

Catrice Gayer

Milan

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Pietro Pouché

Partner, Milan

Pietro Pouché

Shanghai

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Michelle Li

Partner, Shanghai

Michelle Li
Weina Ye photo

Weina Ye

International Partner, Kewei, Shanghai

Weina Ye
Cathy Liu photo

Cathy Liu

Partner, Kewei, Shanghai

Cathy Liu

Hong Kong

Justin D'Agostino photo

Justin D'Agostino

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Hong Kong and London

Justin D'Agostino
Simon Chapman KC photo

Simon Chapman KC

Partner, Regional Head of Practice - Dispute Resolution, Asia, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Hong Kong

Simon Chapman KC
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Antony Crockett

Partner, Hong Kong

Antony Crockett
Kathryn Sanger photo

Kathryn Sanger

Partner, Hong Kong

Kathryn Sanger
Helen Tang photo

Helen Tang

Senior Consultant, Hong Kong

Helen Tang
Dana Kim photo

Dana Kim

Global Co-Chair of Korea Group, Hong Kong

Dana Kim
Murphy Mok photo

Murphy Mok

Senior Registered Foreign Lawyer (England and Wales), Hong Kong

Murphy Mok
May Tai photo

May Tai

Consultant, Hong Kong

May Tai

Singapore

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Alastair Henderson

Partner, Singapore

Alastair Henderson
Tomas Furlong photo

Tomas Furlong

Partner, Singapore

Tomas Furlong
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Gitta Satryani

Partner, Singapore

Gitta Satryani
Daniel Waldek photo

Daniel Waldek

Partner, Singapore

Daniel Waldek
Francis Greenway photo

Francis Greenway

Of Counsel, Singapore

Francis Greenway
Daniel Chia photo

Daniel Chia

Managing Director and Head of Litigation, Herbert Smith Freehills Prolegis, Singapore

Daniel Chia

Bangkok

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Warathorn Wongsawangsiri

Managing Partner, Bangkok

Warathorn Wongsawangsiri

Tokyo

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David Gilmore

Head of Dispute Resolution, Japan, Tokyo

David Gilmore
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Elaine Wong

Partner, Tokyo

Elaine Wong

Jakarta

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Debby Sulaiman

Partner (Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung), Jakarta

Debby Sulaiman
Prawidha Murti photo

Prawidha Murti

Partner (Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung), Jakarta

Prawidha Murti

Dubai

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Stuart Paterson

Managing Partner, Middle East and Head of Middle East Dispute Resolution, Dubai

Stuart Paterson
Nick Oury photo

Nick Oury

Partner, Head of Middle East Construction Disputes, Dubai

Nick Oury
Sean Whitham photo

Sean Whitham

Of Counsel, Dubai

Sean Whitham

New York

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Amal Bouchenaki

Partner, New York

Amal Bouchenaki
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Marco de Sousa

Partner, New York

Marco de Sousa

Brisbane

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Elizabeth Poulos

Partner, Brisbane

Elizabeth Poulos
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Mathew Shelley

Partner, Brisbane

Mathew Shelley

Melbourne

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Chad Catterwell

Partner, Melbourne

Chad Catterwell
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Geoffrey Hansen

Partner, Melbourne

Geoffrey Hansen
James Allsop photo

James Allsop

Partner, Australian Registered Foreign Lawyer (Admitted in England & Wales, not admitted in Australia), Melbourne

James Allsop
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Timana Hattam

Executive Counsel, Melbourne

Timana Hattam

Perth

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Elizabeth Macknay

Managing Partner, Perth Office, Perth

Elizabeth Macknay
Ante Golem photo

Ante Golem

Partner and Joint Global Head of Construction & Infrastructure Disputes, Perth

Ante Golem

Sydney

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Leon Chung

Partner, Sydney

Leon Chung
Dan Dragovic photo

Dan Dragovic

Partner, Perth

Dan Dragovic
Michael Lake photo

Michael Lake

Partner, Sydney

Michael Lake
Guillermo García-Perrote photo

Guillermo García-Perrote

Executive Counsel, Sydney

Guillermo García-Perrote

Johannesburg

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Jonathan Ripley-Evans

Partner, Johannesburg

Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Fiorella Noriega Del Valle photo

Fiorella Noriega Del Valle

Director, Johannesburg

Fiorella Noriega Del Valle