Leading global law firm, Baker McKenzie today announced the appointment of partner Andy Moody as the new chair of the Firm’s Global International Arbitration Steering Committee. The appointment is effective from July 1st 2023.

Andy joined Baker McKenzie in 2016 and leads the Dispute Resolution practice in London. He is an experienced advocate and advises clients on international, commercial and investment treaty arbitration as well as in complex, often multijurisdictional litigation, mediations and expert determinations. He also advises clients on issues pertaining to private and public international law.

All of Andy's work is cross-border, for clients in the energy, financial services, aviation, diversified industrials, and telecommunications sectors. He takes over the global chair role from Ed Poulton who remains the managing partner of the Baker McKenzie London office.

Andy commented, “At a time when there is so much disruption in the world affecting our clients and leading to cross border disputes, I am honoured and delighted to take over the leadership of our global arbitration group. We are seeing so many developments causing disputes from the continued impact of the Russia/Ukraine war, ongoing challenges from high inflation, ever increasing government interventions, and the energy crisis and transition. It is also a time when international arbitration will continue to be at the forefront of helping our global clients achieve their commercial objectives and thus an exciting time for our group.”

He continued, “Ed Poulton has done a super job leading our group over the last few years and I am delighted to pick up the baton from him. We are growing as an ever more diverse group with a superb team across the globe, including our newly promoted partners, and I look forward to helping foster our future success.”

In June 2023, Baker McKenzie announced the promotion of six new arbitration practitioners to the partnership across offices in Europe, Asia and the US. They include Markus Altenkirch in Dusseldorf, Carmen Alonso in Madrid, Emmanuel Chua in Singapore, Philipp Hanusch in Hong Kong, Laura Zimmerman in New York and Javier Navarro-Treviño in Monterrey.
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