Squire Patton Boggs has once again been recognized as one of the world's most successful firms for international arbitration, with the firm ranked 12th in Global Arbitration Review’s prestigious GAR 30.
Noting Squire Patton Boggs is “in its highest ever position,” Global Arbitration Review identified that the firm “maintained its strong bet-the-company performance of recent years, while strengthening in the “large” [cases] category, posting its best line ever there – and double last year’s score.”
The GAR 30 ranks firms primarily on the number of arbitral hearings above US$10 million, the value at stake in those hearings and the number of hours billed to arbitration over a two-year period, together with activities that reflect a strong reputation and a strong performance in GAR’s sister publications, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration and Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders; Arbitration. It also considers the number of pending cases in which a firm’s members are sitting as arbitrators.
During the last year, the firm has:
- expanded its International Dispute Resolution Practice to over 140 attorneys across 20 different countries.
- added three new partners and one director: John Adam (Paris), Timi Balogun (London), Rodman Bundy (Singapore) and Marija Šćekić (London);
- increased its docket from 146 to 197 international arbitrations totalling US$113 billion;
- received 11 new major engagements from 8 sovereign States, including Peru, Benin, Nigeria, Iraq, Latvia, Romania, the Dominican Republic and Panama;
- achieved some of the year’s largest and most significant investment treaty arbitration victories for Kosovo and Costa Rica
- 12 of our lawyers are named in Who’s Who Legal; 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 (Paris) and Rostislav Pekař (Prague), and Michelle Bock (Brussels) was named a Global Leader for “Energy – Oil and Gas”;
- Sabrina Aïnouz (Paris) was appointed Ambassador of the ICC Africa Commission and was elected to the board of the Paris Arbitration Week Association for the 2022-2025 term.
Stephen Anway, global co-chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice, commented: “We are proud to have been ranked consistently in the GAR 30 over many years. Our progress is testimony to our clients who entrust us with their most important cases, and to the hard work of our team.”
“To all of our clients and colleagues we give our thanks, as it is because of you that we have been able to establish ourselves as one of the elite leading firms in the world for international arbitration,” added George von Mehren, Practice co-chair.