Sidley Austin LLP, a full-service international law firm with over 1,600 lawyers, confirmed the addition of David Roney, an expert in handling high-profile international arbitration matters, to be the firm’s new partner in the International Arbitration practice. Roney will be based in Sidley’s Geneva, Switzerland office and will become a member of the growing European international dispute resolution team.
Stanimir A. Alexandrov, a global coordinator of Sidley’s International Arbitration practice, said that Roney’s expertise will be a big contribution to the firm’s international arbitration area. “David’s hiring continues our success in attracting international arbitration lawyers. His diverse and respected practice fits well with our focus on providing global arbitration services from Geneva, as well as London, New York, Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, Singapore and other offices.”
Roney expressed his gratitude for his new role in the leading firm. “Sidley provides me with an exceptional opportunity to expand my practice at a firm that has a strong presence in key markets across the world and that is recognized as a global leader in international arbitration,”
Sidley’s international arbitration team has a solid record in providing complex, cross-border dispute resolution to its clients. The firm’s commercial arbitration lawyers assist clients in the areas of commercial disputes before a wide variety of international arbitral forums worldwide. Over the years, Sidley is included among the top law firms that ha practices in the international arbitration. The firm is highly recognized by various leading legal directories. This year, Sidley is the recipient of the International Legal Alliance’s gold award for ‘2010 Best US Law Firm for International Arbitration.’