Edinburgh and London-based UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has hired two top-flight international arbitration lawyers.
Jane Wessel and Claire Stockford, from US firm Crowell & Moring both join as partners in the firm’s commercial dispute team in London, adding to the firm’s expertise in anti-trust litigation. Last year, Shepherd and Wedderburn was named Competition Team of the Year in the The Lawyer 2014 awards.
Wessel and Stockford bring with them a number of clients – including Scandinavian Airlines/SAS Cargo.
The appointments are the latest in a series of high profile hires: five months ago, construction expert Gareth Parry’s appointment was quickly followed by that of telecoms guru, Gordon Moir who joined the Regulations and Markets practice, working out of the London and Edinburgh offices. The firm also made two internal partner promotions in 2014 and saw an injection of 18 new partners in October when it acquired Edinburgh rival Tods Murray.
Stephen Gibb, Chief Executive, Shepherd and Wedderburn, said: “While we’re regarded by many as the go-to firm for specialist advice in the energy and natural resources and real estate sectors, we also have an impressive track record in advising clients from across other industries and sectors.
“FTSE 100 blue-chips, AIM companies, large SMEs, and public service organisations are also included among our clients.”