Three Crowns has maintained its position as a tier one firm for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 UK 2022 rankings. Constantine Partasides QC, Gaëtan Verhoosel, Reza Mohtashami QC, Carmen Martinez Lopez, Manish Aggarwal, Leilah Bruton, and Penny Martin are recognised individually, with Constantine and Gaëtan’s status in the “Hall of Fame” continuing this year. The firm also maintained a leading ranking in Public International Law with Constantine also listed in the “Hall of Fame”.
“RETAINED TO LEAD ON SOME OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DISPUTES IN THE WORLD”
In naming Three Crowns as a top practice in International Arbitration, The Legal 500 highlighted that the firm “works effectively in its niche area of commercial arbitration and investor-State dispute resolution” and is “always maintaining the standard of performance”. Clients noted that Three Crowns’ lawyers have “structured thoughts, good upfront strategy and planning, and a very practical approach”, lauding that they are “a pleasure to work with” and “make the client feel part of the team”.
The firm has also been recognised for its work in public international law, in which the publication emphasised the “high-profile and business-critical” investor-State disputes that Three Crowns has been advising on, as well as the firm’s active pro bono practice, which includes human rights cases involving issues of self-determination, indigenous rights, torture, and religious persecution. Clients praised the team for “know[ing] the material law of different countries perfectly – that is really special”, also underscoring that “they prepare for hearings in a very efficient way”.
INDIVIDUALLY RECOGNISED LAWYERS THAT “EXCEL AND TOGETHER MAKE A VERY ROBUST ECOSYSTEM”
Constantine is an inaugural member of The Legal 500 UK’s “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration and has also been recognised in the “Hall of Fame” for Public International Law in this edition. The guide noted that Constantine “routinely acts as lead counsel in globally significant commercial and investor-State disputes” and affirmed his work with governments. He has appeared as counsel in some of the largest international arbitrations of the last two decades and has published extensively on international arbitration and international law.
Gaëtan is also an inaugural member of The Legal 500 UK’s “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration. In this edition, The Legal 500 identified his work in “high-value commercial and treaty arbitrations across a range of sectors, including the power, oil and gas, banking and infrastructure industries”. He is also a recommended lawyer in the Public International Law guide. Gaëtan has served as advocate and as arbitrator in numerous commercial and investment treaty arbitrations where significant financial recoveries were at stake or novel legal issues were raised.
Reza has been ranked as a “Leading Individual” in this year’s International Arbitration guide, in which he is described as a “highly rated Middle Eastern disputes expert”. He is also a recommended lawyer for Public International Law. Reza has represented clients as counsel and advocate in more than 80 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many different jurisdictions, with particular expertise in disputes arising in emerging markets.
Carmen has once again been recognised in both the International Arbitration and Public International Law guides for 2022, noting her work in “high-stakes commercial and investor-State disputes”. Carmen has appeared as advocate in numerous investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, both under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and ad hoc, across a variety of jurisdictions, and is particularly well regarded for her work in Spain and Latin America.
Manish has maintained his ranking as a “Next Generation Partner” in both International Arbitration and Public International Law, in which the publication highlights his “significant Asia practice”. Manish is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate and has extensive experience representing corporations and States in a broad range of sectors, including energy, infrastructure, life sciences, telecommunications, and technology.
After being recognised as a “Rising Star” in International Arbitration for the first time last year, Leilah has maintained this status as well as being ranked in the same category for Public International Law for 2022. She has extensive experience representing corporations on the resolution of complex disputes involving investment treaties and contractual relationships, specialising in oil and gas disputes.
Penny has also been ranked as a “Rising Star” for International Arbitration again this year. Her wide-ranging expertise includes international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, public international law, and international human rights law. Penny has a focus on the energy sector, as well as experience of intellectual property disputes.« Back