Added15th July 2013 by Riverview LawRiverview Law

Riverview Law adds international commercial duo

Riverview Law, the fixed-priced legal services business, has added a further two international commercial barristers to its team. William Godwin of 3 Hare Court and Dirk van Heck of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square both join Riverview Chambers. Dirk van Heck has a broad business law practice, encompassing commercial, chancery, property and employment with specific international experience in offshore asset-tracing, fraud, insolvency and shareholder disputes. He has previously worked in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for leading offshore law firm Maples & Calder as both a solicitor and barrister. As a result he brings considerable experience in BVI company and insolvency law. He says: “Riverview Law has a sound and progressive business model that appeals to clients and so gives me a strong platform to expand further the business’s international aspirations, particularly in offshore work, given my BVI experience.” William Godwin is a highly experienced commercial litigator, specialising in multi-party international litigation and arbitration, with particular experience of the Middle East and South-East Asia. He has also worked with major US practice Debevoise & Plimpton as international counsel in the firm’s London office. William’s practice covers general commercial, construction, banking, insurance, professional indemnity and other business disputes. He says: “I’ve been very impressed with the forward-looking approach to legal services adopted by Riverview Law and by what they have achieved in a short period of time. I think my commercial international and cross-border experience will complement the existing team well.” In line with the Riverview Chambers model, the two will also continue to practise at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square and 3 Hare Court respectively. Adam Shutkever, the COO of Riverview Law, says: “We’re delighted to welcome another two high- quality barristers to Riverview Chambers. Their international experience will be particularly useful given the increasing amount of international and cross-border instructions Riverview Law is receiving.”