Arbitration Stars Audley Sheppard and Wendy Miles Made QCs
New Zealand arbitrators, Clifford Chance construction disputes partner Audley Sheppard (pictured) and Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Wendy Miles, feature among the five leading solicitors on the latest Queen’s Counsel list in England and Wales, both of whom also recently made industry site LawFuel’s “Arbitration Stars” list.
Victoria University graduate Sheppard is a former New Zealand Member on the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Arbitration Commission, and currently serves as vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration.
Miles, a University of Canterbury graduate, recently moved to the US-headquartered firm Boies Schiller & Flexner as head of international arbitration in London after 15 years with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.
The abundance of new QCs working in this area underscores its growing work in helping settle large, international disputes, Deborah Hart, the executive director of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand said.
“The fact that two of the five solicitors to be named QCs are New Zealanders says a lot about our growing international stature,” Hart said.
“With such respected arbitrators and arbitration specialists, as well as New Zealand’s reputation for fairness, the country is better placed than ever to enlarge its activity in this lucrative international market.”
Original article by Lawfuel.co.nz, January 15, 2015.