McDermott Bolsters its International Arbitration Practice with Arrival of Experienced Partner in Paris - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Bolsters its International Arbitration Practice with Arrival of Experienced Partner in Paris


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today the appointment of Amy Frey as partner in its Paris office. As demand for international dispute resolution advice continues to soar, Amy joins the Firm to further strengthen its French and international arbitration and litigation offering alongside Paris partner Nicolas Faguer.

Amy has a wealth of experience in international disputes. She acts for major groups and international companies in all industries, particularly in investment and commercial arbitrations. She also advises in institutional arbitration proceedings including on cases before the ICSID, ICC, LCIA and Swedish Chamber of Commerce, among others.

‘As we are committed to offering our clients the highest level of expertise, we are delighted to expand our team with the addition of a specialist of Amy’s calibre,’ said Grégoire Andrieux, Managing Partner of the Paris office. ‘Her deep arbitration experience, in Paris and internationally, will bring tremendous value to our clients whose dispute resolution needs are becoming increasingly complex.’

Amy also advises clients on foreign investment structuring, in domestic litigation proceedings to challenge foreign arbitral awards or their enforcement, in European state aid disputes and in intra-European arbitrations. In addition, she has specific expertise in the handling of applications for interim and injunctive relief and ICSID annulment proceedings. Her impressive range of experience also extends to public international law and human rights litigation.

‘I was impressed by the firm’s energy, which has led it to become strongly established in the French market in only ten years, by its entrepreneurial spirit and by the high level of experience of its members. I am looking forward to the opportunity to develop the arbitration practice in France, a practice that is strong in the firm’s other offices, and to contribute to the development of the litigation practice internationally,’ said Amy.

Amy has spent her entire career at King & Spalding, which she joined in 2006. She became a partner in 2016. She is a graduate of Oxford University, where she studied International Human Rights (2010), and also holds a doctorate in law from Tulane University in International and Comparative Law (2006).

Amy was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2016, the Texas Bar in 2006 and the District of Columbia Bar in 2010. Amy is quoted in several international rankings (Law360 Rising Star, Legal 500 EMEA) and is a member of various professional associations such as EFILA, Arbitral Women and USCIB (United States Council for International Business).

This appointment follows the recent additions of partners Jack Thorne in London,  Joel Haims  in New York and Jonathan (Jon) Henry in Washington, DC into the Firm’s growing Dispute Resolution team.

McDermott’s global Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice includes many recognized litigators in the United States and Europe. They advise clients from most industries and have earned a particularly strong reputation for helping major, multinational clients win big-ticket cases. They regularly collaborate with specialty groups across the firm to provide comprehensive litigation strategies in a variety of areas including corporate, private equity, finance, health, IP, employment, antitrust, benefits, privacy and tax. This synthesis of skill and experience, along with a record of success in high-stakes controversies, makes McDermott a go-to-firm for large-scale, complex litigation.

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