International law firm CMS has appointed Kenny Henderson as a partner in its Litigation & Arbitration practice.

An English law-qualified litigator, Mr Henderson has spent over 15 years in London, including with US firm Covington & Burling where he advised on complex disputes particularly in regulated sectors such as pharma and tech. He also has specialist expertise in competition litigation, and joins CMS from Stewarts, where he co-led their Competition Litigation team.

Colin Hutton, Litigation & Arbitration partner at CMS commented: "We are delighted that Kenny is joining us to support the growth and development of our Litigation & Arbitration group. He is a skilled and highly respected litigator, with significant cross-sectoral experience.

"This is a timely moment for Kenny to join. We are seeing increasing demand from Scottish clients who are involved in English law disputes to have their needs serviced from Scotland, and Kenny’s hire significantly strengthens our offering in this area. He has fantastic experience both in litigation funding and in the developing area of class actions which will meet the acute and growing need in Scotland. Corporate clients are keenly interested in the risks and opportunities presented by these developments, and Kenny will assist us in further servicing their needs."