BigLaw Partners Form 1st Global Arbitration Boutique

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 3:34 PM EST) -- A half dozen BigLaw partners based in London, Paris and Washington, D.C., will launch the legal industry's first global arbitration boutique, a representative for the group confirmed Wednesday.

The founding partners from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP and Jones Day have not announced a name for the new firm, but it is set to open this year, the representative said.

The Freshfields trio includes Constantine Partasides, lead of the firm's London-based arbitration team. He is joined by Georgios Petrochilos, head of the firm's...
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