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Vietnam to sign ICSID convention

Premium article - 17 November 2006

The Vietnamese government is set to sign the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States.

Cleary Gottlieb makes Emanuele partner

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has promoted international arbitration specialist Ferdinando Emanuele to partner in its Rome office. Emanuele is one of 14 promotions, which will start on 1 January 2007.

CAS issues new guidelines

Premium article - 17 November 2006

The International Council of Arbitration for Sport has issued new guidelines on the appointment of arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The council acted after a claim of bias was made against an arbitrator.

Uzbekistan enacts arbitration law

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The Republic of Uzbekistan is introducing a new arbitration law to come into force on 1 January 2007.

Freshfields' lecture attracts record crowd

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Over 300 people attended this year's Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer-Queen Mary School of Arbitration lecture in London. It is the largest audience the lecture has ever had.

Rubinstein urges dispute planning

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The general counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers has urged more companies to adopt a 'dispute resolution policy'.

Borda & Quintana hires arbitration partner

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Mexican energy and telecoms boutique Borda y Quintana SC has appointed Julian TreviƱo as a partner. The arbitration specialist joined the firm on 1 November.

Kimmelman joins Allen & Overy

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Allen & Overy LLP has announced Louis B Kimmelman is joining as a partner in New York. Kimmelman, 55, is listed in the current edition of the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration. He starts at his new firm on 2 November.

Mayer joins Dechert

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Dechert LLP has added Pierre Mayer an international arbitration specialist to its Paris office.

Ex-Cederquist partners reunited

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Mats Bendrik has left Swedish firm Cederquist to join Nordenson Law as counsel. Per Nordenson, founder of Nordenson Law, left Cederquist in 2004. Bendrik, 62, began at his new firm on 1 October.

Ukranian firm buys dispute boutique

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Ukrainian firm Magister & Partners is merging with Legas Legal Solutions, a Russian dispute resolution boutique. The merger took effect on 1 November. They are the first independent law firms from the Commonwealth of Independent States to combine their operations completely.

Shell launches IP claim against Nicaragua

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Shell Brands International and Shell Nicaragua, subsidiaries of Shell Petroleum, have launched arbitration against the government of Nicaragua for expropriation of intellectual property.