Three Crowns has moved up to a Tier 1 ranking for international arbitration in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA (France). The firm also maintains its Tier 1 ranking for international public law.

Georgios Petrochilos KC and Todd Wetmore have maintained their rankings in the publication’s “Hall  of Fame” for international arbitration, with Georgios continuing to be ranked as a “leading individual” for international public law. Kathryn Khamsi continues to be ranked as a “leading individual”, and Shaparak Saleh has been recognised as a “next generation partner” in this year’s guide.


In recognising Three Crowns again this year, The Legal 500 notes that the Paris team is “ideally placed to handle a broad range of disputes”. The publication highlights the firm’s “prominent client base” comprising both major corporations and governmental entities, and varied caseload, which “regularly consists of large mandates” as well as “sensitive disputes”. Sources emphasise the team’s “commercial vision” and their standout “attentiveness” and “commitment to the matter”. Another source notes that the firm’s skilful organisation of the case “made the strategy quite comprehensive and accurate”.



Georgios has maintained his ranking in The Legal 500’s “Hall of Fame” for international arbitration, in which he is described as having a “stellar reputation”. He is also one of only two persons ranked as a “leading individual” for international public law this year. Georgios has a broad practice spanning more than two decades and covering inter-State, investment, and commercial disputes. He has represented States, international organisations, and private parties in more than 70 disputes, including several appearances in the International Court of Justice.


Todd also maintains his ranking in the publication’s “Hall of Fame”, in which is he also described as having “stellar reputation”. Qualified in civil and common law, Todd has over 25 years of experience handling some of the largest and most complex commercial cases. He regularly acts as counsel in the oil & gas, technology, manufacturing, mining, and commodities sectors, and is a recognised specialist in infrastructure and construction disputes. Todd is a Vice-President of the ICC Court of Arbitration.


Kathryn has maintained her ranking as a “leading individual” in the publication this year. Sources emphasise her “attentiveness” and “commitment to the matter”. Kathryn acts for States and corporate clients in all types of disputes, including investment treaty and commercial, and is particularly sought after in high value disputes that raise complex issues of fact and law. She is also on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.


Shaparak has moved up a ranking and is now recognised as a “next generation partner” for international arbitration. One source notes that “Shaparaks’s experience made [the team] stand out”. She has acted as counsel in a large number of commercial arbitrations both ad hoc and institutional across a range of sectors. Shaparak also has broad experience in pre- and post-arbitration litigation before the French courts.

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