Sherina Petit, an accomplished legal professional with extensive expertise in international arbitration, has taken the helm of Stewarts’ International Arbitration team. In her new role, she is set to spearhead the development of a specialized and market-leading practice within the firm.
Petit’s primary focus will be to execute a targeted strategy aimed at expanding the team’s diversity, broadening the department’s areas of specialization, and increasing its geographical footprint. She joins Stewarts during a period of significant international expansion, signifying her importance in advancing the firm’s global presence.
As Head of India for Stewarts, Petit will be responsible for driving the firm’s international strategy, not only in India but also across Africa, the Middle East, and Singapore. In addition to her key leadership role, she will serve as a member of the Stewarts Executive Committee.
Petit’s vast experience equips her to focus on handling high-value and intricate disputes. She will continue to draw on her extensive knowledge and strategic insights to provide valuable guidance to clients with diverse needs on a global scale.
Upon her appointment, Sherina Petit expressed her enthusiasm for joining Stewarts, a renowned disputes firm with ambitious future plans. She highlighted the firm’s aggressive strategy to expand the team, solidify its presence within the London arbitration market, and execute a focused international plan, encompassing key regions such as South Asia (particularly India and Singapore), Africa, and the Middle East. Petit also emphasized the intention to build upon the team’s existing expertise in South America, marking the beginning of an exciting journey for the firm.
Stuart Dench, Managing Partner of Stewarts, shared his delight at Sherina’s appointment and underscored the firm’s commitment to establishing a top-tier international arbitration practice. The firm’s vision involves focusing on specific geographic regions and enhancing its reputation within the London market, aligning with Petit’s expertise and ambitions.
Sherina Petit joins the ranks of esteemed partners Daniel Wilmot and Alejandro Garcia within the arbitration team. Her arrival further strengthens the International Arbitration department, which now boasts 11 dedicated lawyers. It also contributes to the growth of Stewarts, with a total of 84 partners in the firm.