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Arnold & Porter Named to The Times 2020 Best UK Law Firms List

January 7, 2020

Arnold & Porter was named to The Times's Best Law Firms 2020 list in the Administrative & Public Law category. The peer-reviewed survey annually asks attorneys in the UK to recommend the best law firms in 26 categories covering business, public, and private-client fields.

The firm's London-based commercial disputes group was recognized for its victory on behalf of Estera Trust (Jersey) and Herinder Singh in a long-running shareholder dispute, which involved the Radisson Edwardian group of hotels in London and culminated in an order for a buyout of the petitioners' shares at approximately £140 million, beating the respondents' publicly disclosed settlement offer of £50 million.

The firm's international arbitration team was also commended for its ICSID victory for Bulgaria, which involved an €80 million investment treaty arbitration claim brought by the State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF). The Tribunal's award dismissed the totality of SGRF's claims with prejudice and awarded Bulgaria 100% of its legal fees and costs in the arbitration.