Dual Qualification

Mr DeKoven was called to the bar of Illinois and New York in 1968 and 1980, respectively. In 1980 Mr DeKoven became a partner of Shearman & Sterling, New York. He ran several of the firm’s practices, including insolvency and leasing.

After moving to London in 2003, Mr DeKoven became an Associate Member of South Square Chambers, and was permitted by the Bar Council to practice New York and U.S. Federal law in chambers.

In 2008 Mr DeKoven applied to the Bar Council for a waiver of examination and pupillage as a condition to becoming a barrister. The waiver was granted in full and Mr DeKoven was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Lincoln’s Inn in March, 2009.

Although he continues his association with South Square, Mr DeKoven has created his own chambers at 8 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, where he continues his practice as a New York lawyer and English barrister involved in dispute resolution in large, complex cross-border transactions.