Squire Patton Boggs continues the expansion of its International Dispute Resolution (IDR) Practice with the appointment of Naomi Briercliffe, who joins the firm in London as a partner from Allen & Overy. Ms. Briercliffe follows Marija Šćekić who joined the London team at the end of last year.
Ms. Briercliffe has extensive experience representing clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations under major arbitral institutions as well as in ad hoc proceedings. She has also advised on state-to-state disputes, including before the International Court of Justice and Iran-US Claims Tribunal, as well as matters of public international law.
With a track record acting for global clients, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Ms. Briercliffe also brings specialist expertise in the energy, aerospace, private equity and infrastructure sectors.
“London is a key centre for handling international disputes and the further expansion of our team in the city continues to be a strategic priority for our practice,” said Stephen Anway, IDR global co-leader. “Naomi is an experienced international arbitration lawyer with a strong market profile, and she will be a wonderful addition to our growing, collegial team of world-leading international arbitration lawyers.”
Senior partner and prominent public international law specialist Rodman Bundy said: “In tandem with the firm’s expertise in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, we have been expanding our public international law capability, giving us one of the most complete international arbitration offerings of any law firm. Naomi’s track record in state-to-state disputes complements our work in this space, and she will add greater strength in depth to our practice globally.”
London IDR partner Max Rockall added: “Naomi is a technically gifted lawyer, with excellent client management skills and knowledge and expertise in sectors that are important to us and our clients. She is a very welcome addition to our team.”
Ms. Briercliffe is a qualified Solicitor Advocate and a Registered Foreign Attorney in the State of New York. She is noted in the 2023 Chambers UK guide for her “great reputation in the investor-state market” and is ranked for both international arbitration and public international law. She is also recognized in the Legal 500 UK and Who's Who Legal: Arbitration guides.
Squire Patton Boggs is recognized as a GAR 30 firm in Global Arbitration Review’s prestigious annual ranking of the top 30 international arbitration practices in the world. Squire Patton Boggs was identified as a firm that has “brought in the big wins” in international arbitration.