Sherina Petit has joined Stewarts as Head of International Arbitration..Petit is a 1998 graduate of Government Law College, Mumbai. She holds an LL.M. from King's College London..Her focus will be on implementing a targeted plan to create a market-leading specialist practice, growing a diverse team and expanding the department’s areas of specialism and geographical reach.She will head the firm's India practice and support its global strategy in Africa, the Middle East and Singapore. She will also be a member of the Stewarts Executive Committee..Petit was at Norton Rose Fulbright for nearly 15 years, where she was Head of International Arbitration (EMEA) and Head of the India Practice (Global)..On her joining, Managing Partner at Stewarts Stuart Dench commented,"We are delighted Sherina is joining us to build a market-leading international arbitration practice. We will focus on specific geographies and growing our reputation in the London market. I look forward to working with Sherina to implement these exciting plans.".Petit said on the move,"I am delighted to be joining Stewarts, a leading disputes firm with ambitious plans for the future. We have an aggressive, targeted plan to grow the team and become a major force within the London arbitration market. We have a focused international strategy covering South Asia (particularly India and Singapore), Africa and the Middle East, and will also build on the team's existing expertise in South America. This is just the beginning.".Petit will join existing partners Daniel Wilmot and Alejandro Garcia in the arbitration team. Her arrival brings the number of lawyers in the international arbitration department to 11 and the number of partners at Stewarts to 84..If you would like your Deals, Columns, Press Releases to be published on Bar & Bench, please fill in the form available here.