Three international arbitration partners who specialize in Latin America have left Kirkland & Ellis to join King & Spalding, with Javier Rubinstein coming aboard in Chicago on Tuesday and Lauren Friedman and Lucila Hemmingsen signing on in New York.

Rubenstein joined Kirkland in late 2016, after spending a decade as vice chairman and global general counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Hemmingsen and Friedman followed quickly in Rubenstein’s footsteps, with the former arriving from Debevoise & Plimpton and the latter from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.