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BUCHAREST: Post-Spyridon Roussalis analysis

BUCHAREST: Post-Spyridon Roussalis analysis

Premium article - 16 December 2011

A seminar organised by CMS Cameron McKenna in Romania a day after a major investment arbitration victory for the state highlighted ways to protect foreign investment in central and eastern Europe, with an emphasis on pre-investment planning and managing the process of dispute resolution once an investment is underway. Horia Draghici, a senior associate at CMS Cameron McKenna in Romania, reports.

BEIJING: Arbitral procedure and med-arb from English and Chinese eyes

BEIJING: Arbitral procedure and med-arb from English and Chinese eyes

Premium article - 12 December 2011

English and Chinese perspectives on international arbitration was the theme of a recent event co-hosted in Beijing by the China Britain Law Institute, or CBLI, and the Bar Council of England and Wales. CBLI co-founder Matthew Townsend and his colleague James Rogers, both of Fulbright & Jaworski's Beijing and Hong Kong offices, report.

LONDON: Why still ICSID?

LONDON: Why still ICSID?

Premium article - 01 December 2011

A conference in London this month considered how specific attributes of the ICSID regime – including its summary disposal procedure and the annulment mechanism – are shaping the current climate of investment treaty arbitration. David Earnest, an associate at host firm Hogan Lovells, reports.

VIENNA: PIDA moves to Austria

VIENNA: PIDA moves to Austria

Premium article - 30 November 2011

Eleonore Treu of ICC Austria reports on the first PIDA seminar on international commercial arbitration to be held outside Paris.

COPENHAGEN: 30 years of the Danish Arbitration Institute

COPENHAGEN: 30 years of the Danish Arbitration Institute

Premium article - 24 November 2011

More than 200 arbitration practitioners from 14 countries attended a seminar in Copenhagen on the taking of evidence and witness conferencing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Danish Institute of Arbitration. Danish lawyer Tania Saigol Roth reports.

TAIPEI: Arbitrating cross-straits and internationally

TAIPEI: Arbitrating cross-straits and internationally

Premium article - 22 November 2011

The latest Taipei Arbitration and Mediation Conference covered a range of fundamental issues in international arbitration as well as cross-Straits arbitration (between Mainland China and Taiwan). David Kreider, an experienced arbitrator in Asia-related disputes and general counsel of Vodafone in New Zealand, reports.

Wanted: South-East Asian arbitrators

Wanted: South-East Asian arbitrators

Premium article - 22 November 2011

The successful growth of arbitration in parts of South-East Asia is being held back by a lack of government and court support and a critical shortage of homegrown arbitrators, a Herbert Smith partner told an audience in Washington, DC last week.

MEXICO CITY: Recovery of damages and loss of income

MEXICO CITY: Recovery of damages and loss of income

Premium article - 16 November 2011

A conference organised by Wöss & Partners SC and the Institute of Juridical Investigations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico considered approaches to damages and loss of income claims. Adriana San Román, partner and financial analyst at the Mexican firm, reports.

LONDON: The UK-Russia axis

Premium article - 16 November 2011

Arbitration of Russian disputes - in London and in Russia - was the theme of a recent event co-hosted by Hogan Lovells and The CityUK. Hogan Lovells senior associate Nathan Searle reports.

VIENNA: ICC roadshow pulls into town

VIENNA: ICC roadshow pulls into town

Premium article - 28 October 2011

The ICC Court came to Vienna on 3 and 4 October to market its revised arbitration rules. Jarred Pinkston, of counsel at Dorda Brugger Jordis in Vienna, reports.