Squire Patton Boggs has been ranked 23rd in Global Arbitration Review’s annual rankings of the top 30 international arbitration firms in the world, unveiled last night at the GAR 2018 Awards ceremony in Paris.
The GAR 30 ranks the busiest practices. The rankings are generated from a combination of the number of merits hearings and jurisdictional hearings in a two-year period and the amount of money at stake; the number of hours billed to arbitration in the past two years; the number of lawyers at the firm who were peer-selected for inclusion in Global Arbitration Review’s sister publication, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration; and the number of pending cases in which a firm’s members have been appointed as arbitrators.
Squire Patton Boggs is noted in Global Arbitration Review for reporting a sizeable increase in billable hours and for advising on some weighty hearings, including a US$1.65 billion treaty claim in which it defended Slovakia.
Global chair of the Squire Patton Boggs International Dispute Resolution Practice, George von Mehren, commented: “We are pleased to be recognized as one of the top 30 leading firms in the world for international arbitration by Global Arbitration Review.
“Our practice has grown exponentially, not only in terms of the volume and complexity of arbitrations we are handling, but also through our appointment of key specialists, such as the former Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, José Feris. I am proud of the achievements of our team; this award is recognition of their efforts, for their dedication to clients and innovative approach to handling disputes.”
Squire Patton Boggs has been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading international arbitration firms in the world by Global Arbitration Review. With a team of more than 100 lawyers with arbitration experience, the firm is a leader in energy industry and bilateral investment treaty arbitrations, and has participated in many high-profile cases.
The 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration recognized eight lawyers from Squire Patton Boggs among the world’s leading arbitration experts. George von Mehren, Haig Oghigian and Rostislav Pekar were named in the guide, with Stephan Adell, Stephen Anway, James Barratt, Alain Farhad and Alexis Martinez identified as “Future Leaders.”