Three Crowns continues to be listed as a tier one firm for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 UK 2023 rankings. Constantine Partasides KC and Gaëtan Verhoosel KC maintain their listing in the “Hall of Fame”, Reza Mohtashami KC is again ranked as a “Leading Individual”, and Carmen Martinez Lopez continues to be recognised as a recommended lawyer. Manish Aggarwal is ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” again and Leilah Bruton has been ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” for the first time. The guide also saw six lawyers identified for the first time this year: Maanas Jain as a “Rising Star” and Hamid Abdulkareem, Farouk El-Hosseny, Ridhi Kabra, Oliver Spackman, and Richard Trinick as recommended lawyers. The firm also maintained a leading ranking in Public International Law.
“SUCCESSFULLY ACTS IN THE MARKET’S MOST HIGH-PROFILE CASES”
In naming Three Crowns as a top practice in International Arbitration, The Legal 500 highlighted that the firm “represents top-level clients from a range of industries”. One source emphasised that “the 3C lawyers are obviously market-leading – with particular strength as oral advocates”, adding that “the team’s in-depth and broad experience in arbitration in various markets makes Three Crowns unique”.
In this year’s edition of the Public International Law guide, the publication noted the firm’s “sizeable team” that represents both States and corporations in “high-profile and business-critical investor-State disputes, including a large number of treaty cases that raise complex PIL issues”. One source stated “what makes Three Crowns unique is that the lawyers know not only the rules of arbitration, but they know the material law of different countries perfectly – that is really special” with another adding that “they prepare for hearings in a very efficient way”. Another source noted that “all the individuals at Three Crowns give clients the same treatment, whether they are partners or not”. The Legal 500 also recognised the firm’s pro bono work in human rights cases.
“THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF STARS OF ANY ARBITRATION PRACTICE”
CONSTANTINE PARTASIDES KC
Constantine is again ranked in The Legal 500 UK’s “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration and Public International Law. The guide noted that Constantine “has excellent strategic and oratory skills, and is persuasive in an understated but effective manner” and is a “leading arbitation practitioner”, whilst highlighting that his “track record includes obtaining numerous mega-value awards”. The publication added that he “frequently acts as lead counsel in globally significant investor-State disputes”. Constantine 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 VERHOOSEL KC
Gaëtan continued to be listed in The Legal 500 UK’s “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration. In this edition, the publication noted he is a “leading arbitration practitioner”, emphasising that he “consistently leads on major commercial and treaty arbitrations across all continents”. Gaëtan is also a recommended lawyer in the Public International Law guide. He 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 MOHTASHAMI KC
Reza has been ranked as a “Leading Individual” again in this year’s International Arbitration guide, in which he is described as a “leading arbitration practitioner” and a “Middle Eastern disputes specialist”. He is also a recommended lawyer for Public International Law. Reza has represented clients as counsel and advocate in more than 90 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many different jurisdictions, with particular expertise in disputes arising in emerging markets.
CARMEN MARTINEZ LOPEZ
Carmen has once again been recognised in both the International Arbitration and Public International Law guides for 2023, in which she is described as a “Latin American and Iberian dispute resolution specialist”. The guide also emphasised her work in “high-stakes investor-State disputes and PIL issues”. 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.
Manish has maintained his ranking as a “Next Generation Partner” in both International Arbitration and Public International Law, in which the publication recognised him as an “Asia-related disputes expert”. 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 last year, Leilah is now ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” for both International Arbitration and Public International Law. 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.
Hamid is newly recognised as a recommended lawyer in this year’s guide for both International Arbitration and Public International Law. He is an experienced arbitration practitioner and litigator, having regularly advised multinational companies on an extensive range of disputes, particularly within the energy and natural resources sector.
Maanas has been listed as a “Rising Star” for International Arbitration for the first time this year. He is an English-qualified barrister and has advised, represented, and conducted advocacy for corporations and States in complex, high-value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a broad range of sectors. Maanas has extensive experience handling disputes involving States or State entities, as well as cases with an Indian connection.
Farouk has been recognised as a recommended lawyer for International Arbitration and a “Rising Star” for Public International Law for the first time. He advises clients on arbitrations under a range of rules with a focus on complex commercial and investor-State disputes in the oil and gas and telecommunications sectors. Farouk 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.
Ridhi has been recognised as a recommended lawyer for both International Arbitration and Public International Law this year. Her experience includes advising clients in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations relating to taxation, oil and gas, infrastructure, and joint venture disputes.
Oliver has made his debut as a recommended lawyer in the International Arbitration guide. He has advised clients in a range of industries, including energy, telecommunications, private equity, real estate and manufacturing, in connection with disputes in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe, under various institutional rules.
Richard has entered The Legal 500 UK’s International Arbitration guide for the first time this year. He has acted on many large and complex arbitrations across a variety of sectors and regions, with a particular focus on energy, M&A, telecommunications, and technology disputes.« Back