News 24 Jan. 2014

Curtis promotes new Counsel

New York, January 17, 2014 — International law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced the promotion of six senior associates to counsel. The decision reflects the firm's growth in its leading international practices, particularly in International Arbitration.

The promotions are:
Jérôme Lehucher — International Arbitration and Corporate - Paris
Mira Suleimenova - International Arbitration and Corporate — Astana
Denis Bonvegna — International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, and Environmental - Milan
Marco Guilizzoni — Intellectual Property, Employment and Labor, and Litigation - Milan
Ruslan Galkanov — Corporate International - Ashgabat

Firm chairman George Kahale III said: “These promotions reflect the strong contribution these six individuals have made to the firm and its clients and will reinforce Curtis' strength internationally.”

Sabrina Aïnouz counsels private-sector companies and states or state-owned entities in both investor-state and commercial arbitrations in a variety of fields, including oil and gas, construction, agriculture and commercial distribution. She joined the Curtis Paris office in 2005.

Jérôme Lehucher serves as counsel in investor-state and commercial arbitrations and has represented clients in ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC arbitration proceedings. He has particular recent experience in energy, oil & gas and poultry related disputes. Mr. Lehucher has been with Curtis since 2007, starting his career with the firm as an associate in New York for a year before moving to Paris.

Mira Suleimenova focuses her practice on investment treaty arbitrations, cross border court proceedings and general corporate transactions in Kazakhstan. She has experience assisting in the representation of both private-sector companies and state-owned entities across a variety of fields, including energy and finance. She has worked on arbitrations under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Russian Arbitration Court rules and has experience in cross-border court proceedings.

Denis Bonvegna represents clients in a wide range of domestic and transnational commercial disputes in both court and arbitral proceedings. He has extensive experience in assisting international clients with the enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in Italy. His practice also includes both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of administrative law, as well as regularly advising on environmental and urban planning law issues in the context of M&A deals.

Marco Guilizzoni concentrates his practice on commercial arbitration and litigation, regularly assisting Italian and foreign companies in labour law practices in Italy. Mr. Guilizzoni advises on employment contracts, employee benefits, unlawful dismissals, social security and mergers and acquisitions. His intellectual property practice includes the patent, trademark and copyright law, domain names and other legal areas related to technology.

Ruslan Galkanov focuses on investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration proceedings under the auspices of various arbitral organizations including the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Mr. Galkanov has experience in oil and gas, finance, corporate and tax law as well as in mergers and acquisitions and employment law.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a leading international law firm providing a broad range of services to clients around the world. Curtis has 15 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. The firm's international orientation has been a hallmark of its practice for nearly two centuries. For more information about the firm, please visit