Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is pleased to announce that international arbitration expert Alexis Martinez has joined the firm as Partner in London. He was previously an International Dispute Resolution Partner at Squire Patton Boggs in the same city.
Qualified in both England & Wales and France, Alexis excels at resolving complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. His key areas of expertise focus on investment treaty arbitration and public international law, energy/gas price review arbitration and construction arbitration. His practice covers both commercial arbitration, which includes complex energy, construction, mining and financial disputes, and investor state arbitrations where he represents both investors and states.
Alexis’ clients include large state-owned and formerly state-owned energy companies as well as natural resources, construction and tech/defence companies located in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has also represented sovereign states.
London Dispute Resolution Co-Head Rob Fidoe commented: “I am delighted to welcome Alexis to WFW. He will add significant gas price review and investor/state arbitration experience to our London and Paris dispute resolution practices and his specialism in the energy sector and in construction disputes aligns with the firm’s energy and infrastructure focus”.
London Dispute Resolution Co-Head Rebecca Williams added: “Alexis is an extremely talented lawyer who will strengthen our existing London arbitration practice and enhance the interconnectivity between our European teams and his established Asian and Australian clients. I look forward to working alongside him”.
Alexis commented: “WFW’s integrated focus on energy, transport and related infrastructure is an ideal platform to develop my arbitration practice. I look forward to working with the disputes team both in London, Paris and across the wider global network”.