King & Spalding gets Ken Beale as international arbitration partner
Beale's experience in international disputes make him a key addition to King & Spalding disputes practice
American law firm King & Spalding has roped in international arbitration lawyer Kenneth D. Beale as a partner in the firm's Trial & Global Disputes Practice. Beale will be initially located in its London office relocate to Washington, D.C. in the fall.
Beale specializes in advising on commercial and investor-state arbitrations before leading arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, SCC, VIAC, and HKIAC, as well as in matters under the UNCITRAL Rules.
He has experience with disputes in the oil and gas, financial services, telecommunications, energy and manufacturing sectors, as well as with breach of contract, joint venture, and post-M&A disputes. So far he has advised on more than 100 high-stakes arbitrations throughout the world.
Beale was associated with Boies Schiller Flexner's London office as the Administrative Partner. King & Spalding had made several hires in the recent past in California, New York and Washington D.C.
"Ken (Beale) is an ideal fit for our firm, with incredibly strong links with K&S colleagues in the US while also slotting in perfectly with our leading international arbitration platform," said Andy Bayman, chair of the firm's Trial & Global Disputes Practice.
Beale's experience in international disputes, especially in strategic areas such as energy and financial services, make him a key addition to King & Spalding disputes practice, Andy Bayman added.
Beale, who is ranked in Chambers & Partners, has taught international arbitration as an adjunct professor of law at numerous universities, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
"King & Spalding has a momentum and trajectory as a firm that make(s) it the place to be," said Beale. "K&S is the global market leader for international arbitration, and I have known and respected many of the firm's partners and am excited to work with them to solve our clients' most difficult challenges and needs."