In the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP lawyers have again been recognized as leading arbitration practitioners for their exceptional work resolving complex international disputes.
The 18 lawyers recognized in this year’s guide demonstrate the firm’s deep bench strength. They include partners Catherine Amirfar, Tony Dymond, Mark W. Friedman, Lord Goldsmith KC, Ina Popova, Dietmar Prager, Natalie Reid, David W. Rivkin, Samantha Rowe, Laura Sinisterra, Christopher Tahbaz and Patrick Taylor, international counsel Conway Blake, Aimee-Jane Lee and Cameron Sim, counsel Floriane Lavaud and associates Merryl Lawry-White and Julio Rivera Rios. Of note, Ms. Popova was recognized for the first time as a Global Elite Thought Leader.
The guide is compiled through independent research and nominations from peers and clients, including general counsel and arbitration lawyers in private practice. The commentary in this year’s rankings includes:
Ms. Amirfar is “a truly brilliant lawyer” who is “at the very top of her game” and considered “incisive, confident, calm and level headed.”
Mr. Friedman holds “an excellent reputation” as “one of, if not, the best oral advocate in the field” who “has achieved incredible victories” for his clients.
Ms. Popova is celebrated as “one of the best” who has “an astounding capacity to make the most complex arguments simple.”
Mr. Rivkin is “a well-organised professional,” highlighted for “his dedication and strong skills in analysis and advocacy.”
Mr. Rivera Rios is “extremely proactive and user-friendly” and described as “a talented and excellent advocate who is a natural leader with great communication skills.”