Squire Patton Boggs Ranks in Top 20 Arbitration Practices

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Squire Patton Boggs has moved up two places to be ranked in the top 20 of Global Arbitration Review’s annual rankings of the top 30 international arbitration firms in the world, unveiled last night at the GAR 2022 Awards ceremony in Paris.

Squire Patton Boggs was identified as a firm that has “brought in the big wins” in international arbitration and “well rounded” - consistently “better across the board” in GAR evaluation categories.

The GAR 30 ranks firms primarily on the number of arbitral hearings and the number of hours billed to arbitration over a two-year period, with additional credit for working on higher-value, bet-the-company disputes, together with activities that reflect a strong reputation and a strong performance in GAR’s sister publication, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – a guide to the leading practitioners in the field as selected by their peers.

During the last year, the firm has:

  • added three new partners: Timi Balogun (London), Rodman Bundy (Singapore) and John Adam (Paris);
  • increased the value of its arbitrations from US$ 44.9 billion to US$ 51.27 billion, a 14.2% increase;
  • increased its docket from 125 to 146 international arbitrations;
  • increased the size of the group to 152 lawyers across 25 offices;
  • received new major engagements from 7 sovereign States (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Nigeria, Peru, Turkmenistan and Iraq);
  • received a new sovereign appointment to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (the Czech Republic appointed Rostislav Pekař in 2021, which follows the appointment of Stephen Anway and Ali Gursel in previous years);
  • seen the re-election of Sabrina Aïnouz as ICC Court member for Algeria;
  • increased the number of lawyers in Who’s Who Legal to 12; eight in the “Arbitrators and Counsel” category, and four in the “Arbitration Future Leaders” category. The prestigious honor of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leader – Arbitration, was bestowed on José Feris.
  • was named International Arbitration Practice of the Year by Law360, following a selection process out of 800 applicants

Stephen Anway, global co-chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice, commented: “We are delighted to again achieve recognition from GAR as one of the leading firms in the world for international arbitration, underlining the continued growth of our practice and our market leading reputation for investment treaty arbitrations, State versus State disputes, and commercial international arbitrations.”

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