International arbitrator Luis O’Naghten has left Baker Mackenzie for Hughes Hubbard Reed, a boon to Hughes Hubbard’s Latin America practice.
O’Naghten will be based in the firm’s Miami office. He had been at Baker McKenzie for five years, jumping from Akerman in 2014.
“Luis is a good friend and colleague. We thank Luis for the contributions he made to the Firm and wish him all the best in the future,” said Colin Murray, North American CEO of Baker McKenzie, in a statement.
O’Naughten has more than 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and arbitration with an emphasis on Latin American disputes.
“We are thrilled to welcome Luis, who is one of the top arbitration attorneys throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Europe,” Hughes Hubbard Chair Ted Mayer said in a statement. “We know Luis to be an extraordinary lawyer, whose experience representing Latin American and European clients in their most sophisticated matters and in a wide range of disputes will bring tremendous benefit to our clients and our leading international arbitration practice group.”
O’Naghten is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration, the ICC Task Force for the Revision of the ICC Rules, chair of the US Council for International Business’ Florida Arbitration Sub-Committee, president-elect of the Miami International Arbitration Society and a fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He regularly teaches courses in arbitration at the University of Miami School of Law and Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and Guadalajara.