The firm welcomes new partner Justin Michaelson to the London office. Michaelson represents high net worth individuals and companies in large cross-border disputes involving commercial litigation, international arbitration and associated interim relief. Over the past decade Michaelson has advised on a number of freezing injunction cases including VTB v Nutritek, which went to the Supreme Court and became the leading authority on piercing the corporate veil. More recently he was involved in National Trust Bank v Yurov & Others, representing the second and fifth defendants in a two month Commercial Court trial; Sberbank v OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan, representing Sberbank in an action seeking to avoid the impact of a foreign insolvency process; and Empreno & LIC Telecommunications Sarl v VTB Capital Plc & Others, acting for the shareholders of BTC in a Commercial Court claim against VTB and others. Michaelson is also representing ENRC in ENRC v Khazageldin and ENRC v Hollingsworth. He is recommended for commercial litigation and international arbitration in numerous publications, including Chambers UK (“a very determined, dogged arbitration specialist”), Legal 500 UK (“a lawyer in his own league”), The Lawyer, Superlawyers and Who’s Who Legal. Chambers UK 2019 described him as “a tremendous lawyer who is very concentrated on the matter at hand.” He has been listed for International Arbitration in the Best Lawyers in the UK (2020 edition).