International Arbitration Practice Again Ranked Among World’s Elite


July 17, 2020

Latham has once again merited inclusion in Global Arbitration Review (GAR)’s annual ranking of the world’s leading international arbitration practices, earning a spot among the publication’s top 30 most elite teams. 

Each year, GAR audits firms and compiles a list of the 100 leading practices based on those which have “a diet of ‘serious’ international arbitration before credible arbitrators.” The publication’s more elite ranking, the GAR 30, honors the busiest practices, calculated on the size and number of each firm’s disputes that have gone to hearings in the past two years. Additionally, GAR factors into its ranking market reputation as well as the quality and depth of each firm’s bench, cross-checking the number of individuals included in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2020, the annual directory of the “foremost legal practitioners in business law, based upon comprehensive, independent research among general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide”. Representing an all-time high for the firm, nine Latham lawyers were selected to the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2020 list and the 2020 Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders: Arbitration guide (a companion directory for practitioners under 45 years old). 

The inclusion of Latham’s International Arbitration Practice in both the GAR 30 and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2020 reflects our position as a leading global practice, operating as a single cohesive international team that partners with our clients on the most complex and significant cases in order to achieve the best business outcomes. 

In their profile, GAR highlighted the successes of partners Charles Claypoole, Sophie Lamb QC, Fernando Mantilla-Serrano, Claudia Salomon, and Ing Loong Yang. Additional standout partners mentioned include Philip Clifford QC and Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert. Describing Latham’s prowess, client Ling Zhang, from China-based investor Sequedge Group, stated “the firm was – without question – superior in skill, knowledge and finesse to the opponent’s counsel.”


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