Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Commercial Litigation Practice with the addition of Lawson Caisley as a partner in London.
"In the last few years we have seen a rise globally in the number of large, cross-border and high-value disputes, with a corresponding increase in the number of cases being heard in London's commercial courts," said White & Case partner Glenn Kurtz, Head of the Global Commercial Litigation Practice. "All indications point to the amount of litigation further increasing as economic uncertainty continues and post-M&A and contractual disputes and cases arising out of investigations and enforcement activity start filtering through. The addition of a senior litigator in London further strengthens our ability to advise clients across the full spectrum of their cross-border disputes."
Caisley advises large corporations, financial institutions and private equity and hedge funds on all aspects of complex commercial litigation and investigations, including post-acquisition disputes, fraud and white collar crime, shareholder disputes and activism, negligence and breach of directors' duties, cybercrime and breach of data protection legislation. He has experience across a wide range of sectors and industries, particularly natural resources, aerospace and defence, technology, media and telecoms, financial services, outsourcing and professional services. Caisley brings over 20 years of experience and joins White & Case from Allen & Overy, where he was a partner and chair of the cyber security group.
"Lawson is an experienced and highly ranked lawyer with a strong international practice and a track record for advising a number of the world's largest global companies on their most significant disputes," said White & Case partner Markus Langen, Regional Section Head, EMEA Disputes. "The depth of his experience and expertise across sectors and industries will add further prestige and bench strength to our team in London and EMEA."
Oliver Brettle, a member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, said: "Dispute resolution is an important practice for growth and investment in the London office due to London's position as a financial and litigation centre and the importance of English law for cross-border dispute resolution. More broadly across EMEA, we are committed to further building our disputes practice to become the firm of choice for clients in all EMEA markets, and the addition of Lawson plays an important role in that. Lawson's arrival follows the addition of a number of partners in key practices and industries, which in London includes infrastructure M&A and finance partners Katie Hicks and Tim Sheddick from Shearman and Sterling, M&A partner Ferdinand Mason from Jones Day and real estate finance partner Justin Jowitt from Paul Hastings."
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