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Lovells loses two

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Howrey LLP has poached Melanie Willems from Lovells, in the UK. Willems, 38, was announced as Howrey’s new face of arbitration in London in late 2005.

Community news: Elsewhere

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Adrian Yip (partner) moved to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Hong Kong; Simon Cockshutt (partner) and Maria Frangeskides (partner) and Mike Pimm (of counsel) moved to the same firm in London; and Larisa Afanasyeva (partner) and Olga Anisimova (partner) moved to Orrick in Moscow.

Where are they now?

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Coudert Brothers arbitration team was one of its crown jewels. What became of it when the 150-year old firm dissolved? Global Arbitration Review found out.

Allen & Overy develops French practice

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UK-based Allen & Overy LLP plans to have an arbitration specialist in Paris from mid-2006. It will move new recruit Laurent Gouiffès there in June.

Mantilla-Serrano gains cup role

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Fernando has been made substitute president for the next America’s Cup race.

Thacher Proffitt grows in Mexico

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Thacher Proffitt & Wood has added a Mexican based team to its Latin American arbitration practice. The New York firm recently recruited Enrique Graham, plus colleagues, from Jáuregui Navarrete Nader y Rojas SC.

CIETAC official launches advocacy body

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A senior CIETAC official and Michael Moser of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have founded a body to advocate international arbitration to Chinese businesses.

Von Wobeser is vice chair of ICC

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Claus von Wobeser became vice chairman of the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration on 1 January. He will have a three-year tenure.

Hogan & Hartson forms Geneva team

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Hogan & Hartson LLP has launched a European arbitration team, by poaching two arbitration specialists from Winston & Strawn LLP.

Shearman loses London specialists

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Shearman & Sterling LLP’s London arbitration group is proving vulnerable to rivals, it seems. Two members have now accepted jobs at rival, US-originated firms.

Steyn now available

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Lord Steyn, who retired from the UK’s highest court last year, is back in private practice and available for work.

World Bank job vacant

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Roberto Dañino has resigned as general counsel of the World Bank. It means ICSID has no secretary general.