International law firm Gowling WLG has recruited arbitration specialist, Michael Darowski, as a partner in its London dispute resolution group. This appointment further strengthens the firm's reputation as a leading dispute practice and follows on from the recent appointment of fellow international arbitration partner, Gordon Bell.
Michael joins from Hogan Lovells. He brings with him 15 years' experience during which time he has been based in the UK and Hong Kong.
Michael has acted for a wide range of clients around the world including the UAE, USA, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the CIS (Russia and Ukraine, in particular). He has advised on complex, high-value arbitrations and arbitration-related litigation in numerous sectors, with a particular focus on energy and natural resources. Michael's expertise will further strengthen Gowling WLG's international arbitration offering to its global clients.
Davinia Gransbury, head of dispute resolution, at Gowling WLG, said: "Our dispute resolution group has been one of the firm's best performing groups over the last few years and the formation of Gowling WLG has further expanded our team to increase our penetration in markets including Canada, Russia and the wider CIS. We have taken a strategic decision to grow our international arbitration practice and Michael is another valuable addition to this team. He brings with him important clients and new experience which will help us to grow still further."
Michael Darowski said: "I am delighted to be joining Gowling WLG. The overlap between my experience and Gowling WLG's international platform, its disputes pedigree and its leading natural resources expertise provide an exciting opportunity to work together to grow further its international arbitration practice".