The Legal 500 has recognised Manish Aggarwal, Leilah Bruton, Reza Mohtashami KC, Constantine Partasides KC, Gaëtan Verhoosel KC, Hamid Abdulkareem, and Farouk El-Hosseny in the Private Practice Arbitration Powerlist UK 2022. The Powerlist showcases the leading arbitration practitioners in the United Kingdom who are deemed the gold standard by businesses, compiled through research and the views of leading arbitrators, arbitral institutions, and general counsel.
ABOUT MANISH AGGARWAL
Manish, a partner in the London office, is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate. He has extensive experience of representing clients in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across a broad range of sectors (including energy, infrastructure, life sciences, telecommunications, and technology) and in arbitration-related court litigation. Manish is a Co-Chair of the LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group and is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in arbitration and public international law by major directories such as Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500. He has also been recognised in the India Business Law Journal’s list of top international lawyers for India-related matters, in which peers describe him as a “highly skilled advocate with a staggering depth of investment law insight”.
ABOUT LEILAH BRUTON
Leilah is a partner in our London office. She has extensive experience representing corporations on the resolution of complex disputes involving investment treaties and contractual relationships, with a particular focus on disputes in the oil & gas, mining, and telecoms sectors. Leilah has been named a Who’s Who Legal: Future Leader for 2018-2022, in which peers and clients described her as “one of the most efficient practitioners” and as having “outstanding leadership skills”. Leilah has also been recognised as a Next Generation Partner for both international arbitration and public international law in The Legal 500 UK 2023.
ABOUT REZA MOHTASHAMI QC
Reza is a partner in the London office. He has represented clients as counsel and advocate in more than 90 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many different jurisdictions. Reza has particular expertise in disputes arising in the Middle East with a focus on the telecoms, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Reza is a trustee of the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution. He is a past president of the LCIA Arab Users’ Council and trustee of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre.
Constantine, a founding partner of the firm based in our London office, is recognised in all major directories and publications. Chambers UK list him as a “Star Individual” in International Arbitration—one of only two lawyers with this ranking, he was named in the “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration in the 2021 edition The Legal 500 UK, and has been ranked as one of the “Top 20” individuals in the world of commercial arbitration every year since 2011 by Who’s Who Legal. Constantine is a co-author of the fourth, fifth, and sixth editions of the leading textbook on international arbitration, “Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration”. He is a Member of the ICCA Governing Board and a Director of the LCIA Board.
ABOUT GAËTAN VERHOOSEL
Gaëtan is a founding partner in the London office of Three Crowns. He has served as advocate and as arbitrator in a large number of both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Gaëtan is a past Senior Co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association, a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, and was appointed to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators by the Kingdom of Belgium. He teaches investment treaty law at King’s College School of Law in London. In addition to being an English solicitor-advocate, Gaëtan is also an avocat à la cour (France) and abogado (Spain).
ABOUT HAMID ABDULKAREEM
Hamid, counsel in the London office, is an experienced arbitration practitioner and litigator, having regularly advised multinational companies on an extensive range of disputes. He is a current Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Insolvency and International Arbitration Working Group, the Young Africa Chair for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration’s Young Arbitrators Network’s Advisory Board. Hamid has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders and as a National Leader for arbitration in Nigeria and is ranked in The Legal 500 for international arbitration.
ABOUT FAROUK EL-HOSSENY
Farouk, a senior associate in our London office, advises clients on arbitrations governed by the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, and UNCITRAL rules, with a focus on complex commercial and investor-State disputes in the oil and gas and telecommunications sectors. He is often called upon by clients to provide strategic advice in respect to disputes raising matters of force majeure, taxation, international sanctions, and claims by competing governments. In addition, Farouk has acted as an arbitrator under the ICC rules. He is a member of the ICC Bulletin Editorial Board. Farouk is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as an Arbitration Future Leader (2022).« Back