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Philip Dunham joins Signature Litigation's Paris office, bolstering global arbitration practice"

Philip Dunham joins Signature Litigation's Paris office, bolstering global arbitration practice"


Renowned arbitration expert Philip Dunham enhances Signature's Paris team, advancing its global arbitration strategy

Signature Litigation has welcomed Philip Dunham, an esteemed international arbitration partner, to its Paris office, marking a significant stride in fortifying the firm's expanding international arbitration portfolio. Dunham's appointment is indicative of Signature's consistent investment in augmenting its global arbitration division, underscored by recent additions like Philipp Kurek in London's arbitration practice.

Dunham's arrival coincides with the firm's escalating trajectory and triumphs within the international arbitration sector. From contributing 13% to the firm's revenues in 2019, the international arbitration segment has burgeoned to exceed 30% of the 2023 revenues, accentuating Signature's persistent growth while adhering to its conflict-free ethos.

Possessing over three decades of experience in international arbitration, Dunham's expertise spans diverse domains, encompassing commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across multiple global jurisdictions. His adeptness extends to advising on construction, engineering, joint venture, energy, telecoms, and military procurement disputes, representing clients globally with particular emphasis on the Balkans, Middle East, and South East-Asia.

Qualified both as a Solicitor in England & Wales and a member of the Paris Bar, Dunham navigates a spectrum of disputes conducted under various institutional rules, including ICC, LCIA, SCC, DIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID.

Flore Poloni, Signature Paris arbitration partner, expressed elation about Dunham's appointment, highlighting his distinguished practice and collaborative acumen, augmenting their team and reinforcing Signature's global arbitration expansion strategy.

Dunham himself expressed excitement about joining Signature's esteemed arbitration team and lauded the firm's conflict-free approach, emphasizing his anticipation to contribute actively.

Graham Huntley, Founding Partner, acclaimed Dunham's addition as fortifying their Paris arbitration unit and underlining their commitment to building upon their successes.

Philip Dunham's appointment follows recent strategic additions like Paris litigation Partner Jérémie Fierville and the firm's remarkable financial results for 2023, registering a 19.6% revenue growth to £32.6 million. The firm has also seen the return of longstanding arbitration partner Natalia Chumak, the appointment of Partner Tsegaye Laurendeau from GBS Disputes, and the promotion of Counsel Neil Newing to Partner, strengthening its cadre of arbitration specialists.

Signature Litigation, with 24 partners and over 100 members across London, Paris, and Gibraltar, remains poised for continued growth and prominence in the global legal landscape.