Winston & Strawn Expands International Arbitration Practice in London
Winston & Strawn LLP recently announced that Matthew Bate has joined the firm as a partner in its International Arbitration Practice in London. Mr. Bate, who comes to Winston from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, advises and represents parties in relation to international commercial arbitrations, as well as investment treaty arbitrations.
“With the addition of Matthew Bate to the team, we continue to focus on strategically growing our capabilities within key practice areas and markets,” said Tom Fitzgerald, Winston’s firmwide managing partner. “We are excited by the momentum and growth the firm’s International Arbitration Practice and London office have experienced recently.”
Michael Stepek will also be joining the firm as a partner in its International Arbitration Practice in London. Mr. Stepek, who focuses on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, comes to Winston from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Renowned as a top-tier practitioner by leading legal directories, Mr. Stepek concentrates his practice in complex, high-value disputes involving foreign direct investment, major infrastructure projects, and joint ventures in the energy, mining, telecommunications, and transportation industries.
“Michael has established himself among the most distinguished practitioners in the field. His global perspective and experience in energy and infrastructure projects brings a desirable dimension that few can match,” commented Steve D’Amore, co-chair of Winston’s Litigation Department.