Luke Sobota '99 Co-Founds New Boutique Arbitration Firm


Three partners from Covington & Burling, Jones Day and Shearman & Sterling are to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London arbitration chief Constantine Partasides QC and ex-partner Jan Paulsson to launch an arbitration boutique.

Covington & Burling London partner Gaetan Verhoosel, Shearman & Sterling Todd Wetmore from Paris and Jones Day’s Luke Sobota, currently based in Washington, DC are leaving their firms to launch the boutique this year.

They will join Freshfields Paris partner Georgios Petrochilos, who is also leaving the magic circle firm to work with Paulsson and new silk Partasides QC (17 February 2014). The group is understood to be setting up the boutique across three offices in Washington DC, Paris and London and will be leaving their firms in 2014.

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