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Christopher Dugan 1948-2012

Christopher Dugan 1948-2012

Premium article - 02 March 2012

Christopher Dugan, lead counsel in two pathbreaking NAFTA claims against the United States, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Dissenter resigns after voicing policy concerns

Dissenter resigns after voicing policy concerns

Premium article - 15 November 2011

Egyptian professor Georges Abi-Saab has resigned from a tribunal hearing a mass claim by 60,000 bondholders against Argentina, after warning of the potentially disruptive effects on the international financial system if ICSID becomes the forum of choice for sovereign debt disputes.

The conference that almost didn’t happen

The conference that almost didn’t happen

Premium article - 07 November 2011

Last week’s International Bar Association conference in Dubai attracted record numbers – but the event almost didn’t take place because of objections to the subject-matter of some sessions on the part of the United Arab Emirates government.

Arbitrators and human rights

Arbitrators and human rights

Premium article - 13 June 2011

Arbitrators in investor-state cases should be more mindful of their role in shaping international legal standards and be prepared to consider environmental and human rights law when making their decisions, delegates at the ICCA 50th anniversary conference heard.

Quantum mechanics

Quantum mechanics

Premium article - 12 May 2011

The role of damages experts in international arbitration has never been more prominent - or more in debate. Does their input lead to a better outcome for the client or do they make proceedings more costly and complicated? Sebastian Perry reports

KPMG alleges Roschier conflict

KPMG alleges Roschier conflict

Premium article - 11 April 2011

Audit firm KPMG is seeking to overturn a Swedish arbitral award on the ground that the arbitrator it appointed to hear the case - a partner at Roschier in Stockholm - had a conflict of interests.