01 Oct, 2012

 Winston & Strawn LLP today announced Joe Tirado will join the firm as co-chair of its International Arbitration practice. Mr. Tirado joins the firm’s London office from Norton Rose where he was Head of International Arbitration and ADR. 


“We are delighted Joe has joined the Winston team,” said Michael Madden, London managing partner. “His outstanding reputation and track record of managing significant client relationships will be integral to broadening the scope of the International Arbitration practice both in London and worldwide.”


“Joe’s experience and stature within the London market and around the world will position Winston as a truly global force within the International Arbitration sector,” added Mark Bravin, co-chair International Arbitration practice at the firm.


Mr. Tirado has advised on complex and high-value international disputes across a wide range of industry sectors including oil and gas, mining and commodities, financial technology, petrochemicals and construction.  His international arbitration experience has involved him in all the major continents including jurisdictions such as China, Chile, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, UAE and USA. 




“I am immensely proud of everything we have achieved at NR during the past five and a half years. Winston already has a stellar investment arbitration practice and well deserved reputation. I very much look forward to building, with my co-chair Mark Bravin and other impressive colleagues, a top-tier world class International Arbitration team.” said Mr. Tirado.


Mr. Tirado is  ranked for international arbitration and ADR in leading legal directories. He is described as “first class” (Chambers UK, 2011) and (Legal 500, 2011) as a “practical and legally sound lawyer who goes beyond lawyering to give good commercial advice”, and as having “an excellent grasp of clients’ needs” (Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers, 2007). Clients have described him as “thoroughly solid performer” and as “fantastic to work with”.


Mr. Tirado is one of a number of prominent attorneys who have joined Winston’s International Arbitration practice in the last 18 months including, Michael Madden, Andrei Yakovlev, Justin McClelland and Matthew Page in London, Franz Stirnimann Fuentes in Geneva, and Philippe Cavalieros in Paris.


He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a solicitor-advocate (Higher Courts Civil), is fluent in Spanish and also conversant in Portuguese and French.  


Winston & Strawn now has 22 partners and of counsel in the International Arbitration team.  It is one of only a few international law firms that can boast a team with such quality lawyers in so many key International Arbitration centers.  The team has decades of experience representing clients in international arbitrations and enforcing awards around the world.


Winston & Strawn LLP is an international commercial law firm with 15 offices across North America, Asia and Europe.  More information about the firm is available at 

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