Three Crowns continues to be listed as a tier one firm for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 UK 2024 rankings. Constantine Partasides KC and Gaëtan Verhoosel KC maintain their listing in the “Hall of Fame”, and Reza Mohtashami KC is again ranked as a “Leading Individual”. Carmen Martinez Lopez continues to be recognised as a recommended lawyer, and Manish Aggarwal and Leilah Bruton maintain their rankings as “Next Generation Partner”. Jonathan Fernandes is identified in the guide as a recommended lawyer for the first time this year, and Hamid Abdulkareem, Farouk El-Hosseny, Richard Trinick, and Ridhi Kabra continue to be recognised as recommended lawyers. The guide also identified Viv Thien as a “Rising Star” for the first time this year. The firm maintained a leading ranking in the Public International Law guide, which has recognised Gaëtan as a “Leading Individual” this year.
“THE LEADING INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION BOUTIQUE BY FAR”
In naming Three Crowns as a top practice in International Arbitration, The Legal 500 highlighted that the firm’s current caseload “covers some of the highest-profile disputes in the world”. One source emphasised that “the 3C practice is dynamic, knowledgeable and well organised”, with another adding that “all the 3C lawyers are competent and sharp, and work very effectively”.
In this edition of the Public International Law guide, the publication noted that the firm’s “esteemed track record” includes representing both States and corporations in “business-critical investor-State disputes, including a sizeable number of treaty cases”, adding that the firm’s London group is also increasingly active in “State-to-State cases and related disputes that feature challenging international law points”. One source describes Three Crowns and the team as “simply excellent”.
“3C LAWYERS ARE COMPETENT AND SHARP”
Constantine is again ranked in The Legal 500 UK’s “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration and Public International Law. The guide highlighted that Constantine is “experienced in obtaining multi-billion-dollar awards”, adding that he has “a growing arbitration-related litigation practice”. One source notes that he is a “very effective oral advocate and cross-examiner”. 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. He is a Member of the ICCA Governing Board and a Director of the LCIA Board.
Gaëtan continued to be listed in The Legal 500 UK’s “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration, and is ranked as a “Leading Individual” in this year’s Public International Law guide. In this edition, the publication highlighted that he “acts in high-value treaty arbitrations across all continents”. 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. He is a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration and was appointed to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators by the Kingdom of Belgium.
Reza has been ranked as a “Leading Individual” again in this year’s International Arbitration guide. He is also recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Public International Law guide, in which he is described as a “Middle Eastern and African disputes expert”. 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 has once again been recognised in both the International Arbitration and Public International Law guides, which notes that she “routinely acts in heavyweight Latin American investor-state cases”. The guide also highlights that Carmen is triple-qualified in England, New York and Spain. 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 “investor-state arbitration specialist”. 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.
Leilah continues to be 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 recognised again this year 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.
Jonathan is newly recognised as a recommended lawyer in this year’s guide for International Arbitration. He has extensive experience acting as counsel in complex, high-value international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across a wide range of sectors, including energy, aerospace, commodity trading, mining, finance, construction, and insurance, under all major arbitration rules.
Farouk continues to be recognised as a recommended lawyer for International Arbitration and as a “Rising Star” for Public International Law. 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.
Richard has been recognised again as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 UK’s International Arbitration guide 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.
Viv is newly ranked as a “Rising Star” in this year’s guide for International Arbitration. She has acted on numerous high value and complex international disputes across a variety of sectors and regions, with a particular focus on energy, financial institutions and M&A disputes.
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.« Back