Matthew Bate has joined Winston & Strawn LLP as a partner in its international arbitration practice in London.

Bate, who comes to Winston from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, advises and represents parties in relation to international commercial arbitrations, as well as investment treaty arbitrations.

‘With the addition of Matthew Bate to the team, we continue to focus on strategically growing our capabilities within key practice areas and markets,’ said Tom Fitzgerald, Winston’s firm-wide managing partner. ‘We are excited by the momentum and growth the firm’s practice and London office have experienced recently.’

Bate started his career in New York and has practised almost exclusively in international arbitration for over a decade.

His practice has a particular focus on complex, high-value disputes involving foreign direct investment, major infrastructure projects, joint ventures, and cross-border transactions in the energy, mining, telecommunications, technology, financial, and transportation sectors.

‘Winston’s market-leading brand in dispute resolution, combined with its global platform and its increasing focus on energy and project finance, make it a perfect fit for my practice,’ said Bate. ‘I am excited to be joining the firm in London and look forward to growing its international arbitration offering.’