Bloomberg Law
Feb. 25, 2020, 7:11 PM

King & Spalding Nabs Kirkland International Arbitration Trio

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

King & Spalding has signed three international arbitration partners from Kirkland & Ellis in a bid to grow the firm’s commercial work in Latin America and Europe.

With the addition of new partners Javier Rubinstein, Lauren Friedman, and Lucila “Luli” Hemmingsen, the firm also aims to expand its “investor-state” work in those regions. Investor-state arbitrations can arise when parties sue countries, or government agencies, over alleged violations of international investment treaties or laws.

Rubinstein, who served as vice chairman and global general counsel for PwC before joining Kirkland, will be based in Chicago for King & Spalding. Friedman and Hemmingsen ...

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