April 7, 2017 — For the second consecutive year, Hughes Hubbard has been recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the top 30 international arbitration firms in the world.

Hughes Hubbard placed No. 21, up three spots from last year, in the elite “GAR 30,” which appears in the 10th edition of GAR 100. The rankings were unveiled March 30, 2017 at the seventh annual GAR awards in Milan.  

The GAR 30 is based primarily on the number of arbitral hearings conducted by a firm over a two-year period. The firm reappeared on the list last year for the first time in seven years, and also takes into account the number of arbitral appointments handled by firm members and the number of individuals who appear in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration.

GAR observed that the team has a smaller practice than most of its rivals, but the cases “include some high-profile and politically sensitive work for Ukrainian investors in Crimea pursuing claims against Russia.” GAR also noted that Alex Yanos’ work with his former firm Freshfields on the Crystallex case that ended in a billion-dollar win against Venezuela “has given the firm a further boost.”