October 27, 2022
The President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Judge Robert Spano, will join Gibson Dunn in London at the end of his term on Monday 31 October.
Judge Spano is a recognized expert in the field of digital rights, having been involved extrajudicially in extensive policy work in relation to challenges in the areas of disinformation, online content moderation and freedom of speech. expression, and rendered some of the historic judgments in the field. He will join the firm as Of Counsel on January 1, 2023, advising clients on multinational litigation, including in the areas of digital rights, public international law and investor-State arbitration, corporate and human rights. human, ESG (environment, social and governance), and on government affairs and public policy.
Commenting on the hire, Philip Rocher, Head of London Dispute Resolution Group at Gibson Dunn, said: “Justice Spano has overseen transformational change at the Court and presided over a period of multiple generational human rights challenges. for Europe. His role has involved extensive diplomatic and political engagement with the governments of individual signatory states within the Council of Europe, and with EU institutions, in particular the European Commission. We look forward to seeing him apply that drive and energy to our clients’ most important global litigation and regulatory challenges. »
Robert’s arrival is part of a period of expansion at Gibson Dunn in London over the past 12 months, with the hiring of technology partners Alison Beal and Joel Harrison, private equity partners Isabel Berger, Alice Brogi , Robert Dixon, Federico Fruhbeck, Till Lefranc, and Wim De Vlieger, and capital markets partner Hugo Hernandez-Mancha.