Ashurst strengthens international arbitration practice

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    Arne joins from McDermott, Will and Emery LLP where he was global co-chair of the international arbitration and dispute resolution group. He specialises in public international law disputes and has a strong track record in investment treaty arbitration, having represented both investors and states in some of the most high-profile investment disputes in recent years.

    Also joining Ashurst with Arne are his team members Pauline Walde, a Senior Associate, and Shengming Zhang, an Associate.

    "The growth of our dispute resolution practice is a strategic priority for Ashurst" said Tom Connor, EMEA head of dispute resolution. "I am delighted to welcome Arne and his team to Ashurst."

    Matthew Saunders, global head of international arbitration at Ashurst, commented that "recruiting Arne and his team is testament to Ashurst’s commitment to invest in our international disputes practice. I very much look forward to working with Arne and his team. The synergies with the Ashurst platform are compelling and will enable us to boost our client offering in this growth area."

    Head of the German dispute resolution practice Nicolas Nohlen said: "I am very pleased to welcome Arne and his team, following on from our more recent hires of Martin Eimer, Judith Sawang and Tilmann Hertel. Arne's reputation and skills make him a very valuable addition to the team and I am confident that he will play a key role in building out our disputes practice. With this new addition, Ashurst now has one of the top disputes practices in Germany."

    Arne Fuchs said: "I am excited to join Ashurst. The strength of the firm's existing capabilities, its broad geographic footprint and its client base in key sectors for international arbitration such as energy and infrastructure, provide an ideal platform for me and my team. I am eager to work with the team in Germany and colleagues across the globe and across practice groups to continue the successful growth trajectory of the dispute resolution practice."

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