Shearman & Sterling
Alex Bevan is a partner in the International Arbitration practice and the Managing Partner for the firm’s Abu Dhabi office. He leads the firm's Construction practice. He is also a member of the Firm’s 9-member Policy Committee. Alex specializes in complex international arbitration proceedings arising out of construction and development projects, investments, acquisitions and joint ventures. These disputes arise in a range of industries, in particular infrastructure, power, oil and gas and telecoms. He also regularly serves as Arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.
Allen & Overy
Naomi Briercliffe is a senior associate in the international arbitration team of Allen & Overy in London. She has also practised in Paris and New York. Naomi represents clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and has also advised on state-to-state disputes, including before the International Court of Justice and Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. She has experience of arbitrations under most major institutional rules, and has appeared as advocate in a number of cases.
Naomi acts for a broad spectrum of clients from around the globe. In addition to her Who’s Who Arbitration 2019 “future leaders” ranking, she was recommended by Chambers in 2019 as an “associate to watch” in investor-state arbitration and public international law, and as a “next generation lawyer” in public international law by Legal 500. The directories describe her as a “highly capable lawyer, destined for a bright future” and reference, among other things, her “high intellectual rigour and excellent client management skills”.
"Very informative – good food for thought" Christina Schuetz, Clifford Chance
"Very good – a good mix of viewpoints and topics covered" Lexi Boyes, Haberman Ilett
"High quality discussion, right length of time"
Sarah Cameron, EY
"Excellent combination between work (topics of interest) and play (chance to meet other ‘young practitioners’)" Maarten Draye, Hanotiau & van den Berg