German institution to revise rules

Wednesday, 4 May

Hamburg, where the rules revision was announced

The German Institution of Arbitration – DIS – has announced the launch of a process to revise its arbitration rules, as part of a general modernisation drive.

India ordered to send Italian marine home

Wednesday, 4 May

Italy's advocate Guglielmo Verdirame addressing the tribunal in the Peace Palace

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ordered that an Italian marine detained in India for more than four years should be allowed to return home out of “considerations of humanity”, pending the outcome of a sensitive inter-state arbitration relating to the killing of two fishermen.

Geneva-based professor joins Matrix

Wednesday, 4 May

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, former senior counsel at the World Bank and law professor at the University of Geneva, has joined Matrix Chambers in London.

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