The firm has opened an office in Paris, France, the firm’s fifth European office. The five-lawyer Paris office will focus on international arbitration.
Philippe Pinsolle, formerly a partner in the international arbitration group of the Paris office of Shearman & Sterling, is Managing Partner of Quinn Emanuel’s new office. Pinsolle is admitted to practice in both Paris and England (where he qualified as a barrister). He has acted as counsel in more than 180 international arbitrations in both commercial and investor-state disputes in a wide ranging number of industries, including oil and gas, energy, construction, and defense. He regularly serves as chairman, sole arbitrator, and party-appointed arbitrator and has also served as an expert in a number of international arbitrations. Pinsolle is a widely published author and frequent lecturer in the area of international arbitration. He is the co-editor in chief of the Paris Journal of International Arbitration and of the French International Arbitration Reports. Chambers Global lists him as one of the world’s leading advocates, reporting that clients described him as “an outstanding strategist” with “great tactical sense.” In January 2012, Pinsolle was awarded the Swiss Arbitration Association’s prize for outstanding advocacy in international commercial arbitration.
With the addition of Pinsolle in Paris, Quinn Emanuel will have expanded its stable of international arbitration specialists by eight in the past year, including Stephen Jagusch, Anthony Sinclair and Epaminontas Triantafilou (London), David Orta (Washington, D.C.), Tai-Heng Cheng (New York), and Ivan Marisin and Vasily Kuznetsov (Moscow).