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Roundtable - the dynamics of time and cost

Premium article - 13 May 2009

Everyone knows the recipe for a successful yet quick arbitration - it's even available in guides. So why are many cases still running slow and costing too much? The latest Global Arbitration Review may just have some answers.

Gouiffes joins Lovells as partner

Premium article - 08 May 2009

Allen & Overy's international arbitration specialist in Paris, Laurent Gouiffès, has become a partner at Lovells.

UK court rejects Indian party's West Tankers argument

Premium article - 08 May 2009

An English court has issued an anti-suit injunction against an Indian party to support an arbitration, dismissing an argument that it should not so following the European Court of Justice ruling in West Tankers.

Areva-Siemens joint venture ends in arbitration

Premium article - 08 May 2009

Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris and Bär & Karrer in Zurich are advising France's state-run nuclear company Areva in a claim against Siemens over the collapse of a joint venture to build and equip nuclear power plants.

Dutch court criticises Russian annulment decision

Premium article - 08 May 2009

The Court of Appeal in Amsterdam has refused to accept an annulment decision issued in Russia, saying that Russian courts are "not independent or impartial" in most instances.

ICC commission focuses on court and secretariat

Premium article - 08 May 2009

"It's okay to telephone us," an ICC counsel stressed to an audience of private lawyers in Paris last week.

Ukraine parliament limits arbitration

Premium article - 08 May 2009

Ukrainian lawyers are divided over a recent attempt by the country's parliament to narrow the type of dispute that can be arbitrated domestically.

Venezuela approves new oil expropriations

Premium article - 08 May 2009

Venezuela's nationalisation programme entered a new phase yesterday with the approval of a law to extend government control over the oil sector.

Ternium and Venezuela settle over Sidor

Premium article - 08 May 2009

Argentine steelmaker Ternium has agreed a US$1.97 billion settlement with the Venezuelan government over the nationalisation of its Sidor steel mill.

Lawyers leave Clifford Chance to found boutique

Premium article - 06 May 2009

A portion of Clifford Chance LLP's international arbitration group for the Americas has left to found Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, a boutique specialising in international arbitration, commercial litigation and reinsurance.