Global Arbitration Review (GAR) has named Orrick to its list of the world’s top 30 international arbitration practices, ranking it #20 worldwide. In selecting the GAR 30, the publication evaluated firms based on a wide variety of factors, including the number of merits and jurisdictional hearings over a two-year period (August 2013 – August 2015) and the number of bet-the-company hearings that the firm is handling in the $1 billion-plus range, as well as large cases in the $250 million to $999 million range.
“We are extremely pleased to be named to this prestigious list,” said Siegfried Elsing, co-chair of Orrick's International Arbitration practice. "This is a testament to the hard work of our lawyers and the considerable trust that our clients continue to place in us."
Vanessa Liborio, an International Arbitration partner based in Orrick's Geneva office, added: "This recognition further acknowledges that we've succeeded in building a single global group of talented practitioners within Orrick that offer the depth and breadth needed to advise our clients in all of their international arbitrations.”
In its editorial coverage, GAR noted Orrick's work on behalf of the government of Guinea, as well as its work on a gas pricing case heard in France. The publication also highlighted the addition of Charles Kaplan, the former co-chair of Herbert Smith’s arbitration practice, to Orrick's Paris office.