Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has appointed London disputes partner Juliet Blanch as its head of international arbitration. Ms. Blanch, who joined the firm last year from the London office of McDermott, Will & Emery, has worked on arbitrations and commercial litigations across Europe for a wide range of clients.
Barry Wolf, executive partner of Weil, commented on the appointment: "Juliet is very well regarded in the international arbitration community. She was the natural choice to run this group because of her extensive experience and her outstanding reputation."
Weil's London managing partner, Michael Francies, added: "Arbitration is a global practice with a great deal of activity for multi-national corporates across the main centers in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Juliet's experience in all three centers, particularly Asia, makes her an obvious choice to lead this important initiative."
Ms. Blanch has a high profile within the international arbitration community and plays a key role in various industry organizations, including as Treasurer of the London branch of the European Court of International Arbitration; Vice Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association; Vice President of the oil and gas section of the Arbitration Club and as a member of the Energy Charter Treaty Legal Action Task Force.
In 2011, Ms. Blanch was named as a leading practitioner in the international Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.