Friday, June 29, 2012
Jones Day is pleased to announce that Christopher Braithwaite and Baiju Vasani are joining the Firm as global disputes partners in London. Mr. Braithwaite, a finance litigation lawyer, will join from Simmons & Simmons in mid-July. He advises banks, financial institutions and other clients on finance litigation and arbitration, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, and insurance coverage issues and litigation. Mr. Vasani serves as trial counsel in international arbitrations involving the common and civil law legal systems, national political establishments and inter-governmental organizations, private companies and state-owned enterprises, sovereign governments, and private individuals. He also regularly advises parties about risk mitigation and dispute avoidance strategies, arbitral clause drafting and negotiations, and early case evaluations.
London Partner-in-Charge John Phillips commented: "We are committed to strengthening our global disputes offering in London and worldwide. Christopher and Baiju are joining what is already one of the leading international disputes practices and they will further enhance its reputation. This is another important step in this exciting period of growth at Jones Day in London."
Mr. Vasani added: "Jones Day is a seamless global institution with an enviable client base and a raft of top quality practices across the board. The Firm's dispute resolution prowess is world renown and its recent concerted push into developing a core international arbitration practice around the globe was too hard to resist. I'm honored to be joining the outstanding lawyers already practicing international disputes at the Firm, and look forward to further growing the brand with more top quality recruits and front page representations."
Mr. Braithwaite said: "I am pleased to be joining Jones Day in London at such an important time in the evolution of the financial markets and their regulation. There remain many financial and regulatory issues to resolve arising out of the financial crisis and I am looking forward to working with the litigation, regulatory, and banking and finance teams to provide an integrated and world class service to Jones Day's clients."
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