Benchmark Litigation Europe 2021 Names Four Partners Stars

October 5, 2020

The 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation Europe has recognized four partners as stars in their respective practice areas: London partners Cyrus Benson and Penny Madden were recognized as stars in International Arbitration; London partner Philip Rocher was recognized as a star in Commercial and Transactions, Insurance, and International Arbitration; and Paris partner Jean-Pierre Farges was recognized as a star in Banking and Financial Services, Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency, and Insurance. Benchmark Litigation Europe was published September 17, 2020.

Cyrus Benson serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. Cyrus represents clients from a wide variety of sectors before commercial and investment treaty tribunals with particular experience in telecoms, oil & gas, mining and infrastructure disputes.

​Penny Madden is also Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group. She has a wide range of experience in all key aspects of international arbitration with particular expertise in shareholder, telecommunications, SPA, energy, international trade and insurance disputes.

Philip Rocher specializes in litigation, often with an international element, and regulatory and internal investigations. He has extensive experience in the financial services sectors. Philip regularly advises on high value disputes arising from the full range of commercial activities and has taken many large and complex matters through to a concluded trial.

Jean-Pierre Farges specializes in complex M&A litigation, arbitration, industrial risk, construction, international trade, insurance, reinsurance, equity capital insolvency dispute matters and public and administrative law disputes and regulatory issues. He has been involved in a number of major disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals, acting for banks, funds companies and listed industrial companies.