Specialist City disputes firm Signature Litigation is delighted to announce that international arbitration lawyer and commercial litigator Neil Newing has joined the firm as Counsel. Prior to joining Signature, Neil was a Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland.
Neil has over 15 years’ experience in international commercial arbitration, and represents clients across a wide range of sectors. He has particular expertise in the energy sector and oil and gas disputes, and has acted in matters involving: exploration and production, joint ventures, oilfield services, pipeline transportation, product distribution, advising on available protections under relevant investments treaties and disputes concerning carbon emissions. Neil also has considerable experience in corporate disputes relating to M&A transactions and shareholders’ agreements, and disputes in the TMT sector.
Neil’s appointment bolsters an already robust, partner led, arbitration practice, which includes partners Daniel Spendlove, Natalia Chumak and founding partner Graham Huntley. Neil joins an arbitration practice which has been further strengthened by a string of recent high-profile hires, including Ioannis Alexopoulos, Simon Bushell and Josh Wong, formerly of Bryan Cave, Latham & Watkins and DLA Piper respectively. Signature is engaged across a range of complex and high-value arbitration matters, and continues to build its reputation with the hiring of experienced lawyers such as Neil.
Neil commented: “I am delighted to have joined Signature and look forward to utilising and furthering my experience and expertise within the firm’s specialist, conflict-free framework.”
Partner Daniel Spendlove said: “Neil’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to growing the Firm’s arbitration practice. His experience and expertise help consolidate our position in the market as a leading conflict-free disputes firm.”
News of Neil’s appointment has been published in CDR Magazine, New Law Journal and Global Arbitration Review. These can be found here, here and here, respectively.