IDR Team Also Involved in Global Arbitration Review’s Most Important Published Decision of 2012
Squire Sanders has been recognized as one of the top 30 international arbitration firms in the world by leading industry journal Global Arbitration Review (GAR). The annual rankings were unveiled last week at the GAR 2012 Awards ceremony in Bogotá, Colombia. At the ceremony, the Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Occidental Exploration and Production Company v Republic of Ecuador was awarded the most important published decision of 2012 by GAR readers. Squire Sanders is co-counsel with Dechert to Ecuador in this case.
The GAR 30 is based on a number of criteria, in particular the number of lawyers rated highly enough to gain entry to the Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, the number of billable hours generated by international arbitration work, the number of merit hearings the firm undertakes and the value of the claims in those merit hearings.
Squire Sanders is noted in the GAR guide for its track record in energy and construction matters, and has attracted plaudits for its gas price review work for clients such as Gas Natural and Edison SpA.
Squire Sanders’ global chair of the International Dispute Resolution practice, George von Mehren, who accepted the award with fellow partner Stephen Anway, commented: “Stephen and I are delighted that Squire Sanders has been included once again in the GAR 30. This reflects the calibre of cases and the sophistication of the work performed by our International Dispute Resolution team. We thank our clients and all the Squire Sanders lawyers who work in the area. This is a proud day for me.”
Stephen Anway added: “I am pleased that the international arbitration community has again recognized Squire Sanders as one of the top firms in this field.”