Ashurst further strengthens International Arbitration practice with senior partner hire in London  

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    Global law firm Ashurst has hired international arbitration practitioner Philip Chong as a partner based in London, as the firm continues to invest in and expand its international arbitration offering.

    Philip Chong joins from DLA Piper, where he has been partner since 2006 and most recently head of the International Arbitration Practice for Europe for the last six years. His practice focuses on energy and infrastructure disputes as well as engineering and technical matters. Philip will join Ashurst in September 2023.

    "I am very pleased to welcome Philip Chong", global co-head of Disputes, Investigations and Advisory, Tom Connor, said. "Philip's arrival reflects Ashurst's continued strategic focus on growing our disputes capability. "

    Matthew Saunders, global head of international arbitration at Ashurst, added: "I'm delighted to welcome Philip Chong to Ashurst and it is a particular pleasure to be working with him again after some years apart. He is a well-respected practitioner and a superb team leader. I'm confident he will be a great asset to the firm as we continue to expand our global International Arbitration team."

    The hire follows a series of recent appointments, including Arne Fuchs who joined the firm last year to lead Ashurst's public international law and investment arbitration practice.

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