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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

107 CHEAPSIDE, LONDON, EC2V 6DN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7862 4600
DX:
557 LONDON/CITY
Email:
Web:
www.orrick.com

Maria Frangeskides

Tel:
Work +44 20 7862 4638
Email:
Web:
www.orrick.com/People/E/1/F/Maria-Frangeskides
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Work Department

Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Maria Frangeskides, a partner in Orrick's London office, is a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Practice Groups.

Maria's practice focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration, including international trade, energy, commercial fraud, banking, finance, insurance, commodities trading and sale of goods, entertainment, telecommunications, shipping and professional negligence.

Before joining the firm, Maria was head of Coudert Brothers' litigation and arbitration practice in London.

Languages

English
Greek

Member

LCIA
ICC
Centre for International Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Accredited Mediator
London Maritime Arbitrators Association (supporting member)
Law Society of England and Wales

Education

College of Law of England and Wales, Chancery Lane, Law Society Finals, 1989
University College London, LL.B., Law, 1988, Upper Second Class Honours


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP 'has first-class litigators, blending detailed legal analysis and strategic advice with commercial acumen and a very approachable style of working'. The team's caseload includes disputes involving contracts, corporate partnerships, financial services, executive liability and negligence, and trade mark infringements; it also has specific expertise in representing accounting firms. The practice represented the chairman and majority shareholder of the Edwardian Hotels Group in opposing an unfair prejudice petition brought by the minority shareholding. Matthew Lawson is 'a great lawyer and litigation strategist'; and Simon Willis 'really gets stuck into a case'. Maria Frangeskides is also a key contact.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP 'has an excellent team, is very thorough and pays great attention to detail'. The team has experience across ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings under a variety of arbitral rules and governing laws, including ICC, LCIA and bi-lateral investment treaties.Maria Frangeskides, who is 'superb at seeing the client’s needs and requirements as a whole, and not merely the litigation', has particular expertise in energy-related disputes, including gas and oil supply and transit matters; and senior associate Amanda Voss is 'very thorough, and fights hard for the client'. Energy disputes specialist Mark Beeley was hired from Vinson & Elkins RLLP.

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