Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global International Arbitration Practice with the addition of David Robertson as a new partner in London.
"White & Case is recognised as the world's leading law firm for both construction and international arbitration, and we continue to grow our role advising owners and contractors on disputes relating to major international construction projects" said White & Case partner Paul Friedland, Global Head of the International Arbitration Practice. "The importance of London as a global financial and legal centre, and of English law for cross-border dispute resolution, continues despite Brexit, and David's arrival will expand the service we provide to our clients."
Robertson is a contentious construction and international arbitration lawyer whose practice is focused on dispute resolution and international arbitration in relation to major construction, engineering, energy and infrastructure projects. He has advised on major projects across the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, South Asia and South East Asia, with particular experience representing clients on both off-shore and on-shore oil & gas, power, water, road and rail/metro projects. Robertson has represented clients in international arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. He also sits as an arbitrator in construction and engineering disputes. Robertson has nearly 20 years of experience and joins White & Case from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he was a partner from 2013, prior to which he was a partner at Fenwick Elliott.
"David is a dynamic and hugely experienced lawyer with proven leadership skills, fantastic client relationships and a skill set that complements the existing construction and arbitration team in London and more broadly across the Firm," said White & Case partner Dipen Sabharwal, Regional Section Head, EMEA Disputes. "He is another exciting addition to the wider London disputes team, which has continued to expand during 2018 with the recent arrivals of litigation partners Hannah-Field Lowes and Chris Brennan."
Oliver Brettle, London-based member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, said: "Our 2020 strategy includes a focus on profitable growth in London, in the global oil & gas industry and in disputes. The arrival of David drives us forward in all three areas, as well as further strengthening our market leading construction practice. He is the eighth partner announced as joining us laterally in London in 2018 to date, adding to seven internal partner promotions that were effective on January 1, 2018."
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