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Clyde & Co continues growth of international arbitration practice with two partner hires in Paris

  • Communiqués de presse 21 octobre 2020 21 octobre 2020

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the hiring of two partners to its International Arbitration Group in Paris, deepening the group's offering and continuing to grow its continental European disputes presence.

Clyde & Co continues growth of international arbitration practice with two partner hires in Paris

Hery Ranjeva and Ivan Urzhumov join from Foley Hoag having previously worked together at Winston Strawn, operating as a team for over 10 years. They will initially be joined by two associates. The International Arbitration Group in Paris now comprises more than 15 team members who are dedicated to representing clients in international arbitrations.

Hery Frédéric concentrates his practice on international public law, international arbitration and litigation matters, and frequently represents sovereign states, companies and individuals before French and Malagasy national courts and tribunals. He has experience assisting with all aspects of institutional (ICC, ICSID, LCIA) and ad hoc commercial arbitrations, from commencement through enforcement. He also advises foreign investors operating in Madagascar, having been born and raised in the country, as well as in wider francophone Africa.

Ivan Urzhumov focuses his practice on international arbitration and litigation. He has experience working on commercial and investment arbitration cases under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Ivan’s practice also encompasses international litigation, including the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, the taking of evidence abroad, as well as asset-tracing and the recovery of debts through cross-border proceedings. Ivan has particular experience of the Russian market over a number of years, having started his legal career in the country before moving to Paris.

The hires are a further strengthening of Clyde & Co's International Arbitration Group in Paris which is a key seat of arbitration, enabling the Paris team to offer clients additional expertise in international public law, commercial litigation and debt recovery. Hery and Ivan also add further regional expertise, specifically in relation to Eastern Europe and francophone Africa.

Nadia Darwazeh, Head of Arbitration at Clyde & Co's Paris office, who joined Clyde & Co in 2018, comments: "Hery and Ivan's combined deep know-how and geographical focus on francophone Africa and Eastern Europe not only strengthen our arbitration practice but complement the range of expertise we are able to offer our clients in the Paris office and beyond".

Hery Ranjeva comments: "We are both excited to be a part of the global platform that Clyde & Co offers. The firm's International Arbitration Group has a fantastic reputation in Paris as well as globally, and we are looking forward to seeing how we can make the most of collaborating with our new colleagues in the UK, Asia, the Americas and MEA, to the benefit of our clients."

Clyde & Co's International Arbitration Group specialises in representing its clients in complex, big-ticket, cross-border, multi-jurisdictional international arbitrations across sectors and in the world's established and emerging markets. The group's breadth and depth of arbitration experience is unparalleled at a global level in the market, and underpinned and enhanced by a deep sector knowledge and long term experience of local arbitral centres and the rules that apply in various jurisdictions. Its clients include corporations, investors, financial institutions, private individuals, governments, states and state-owned entities.