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Swiss amend arbitration act

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Switzerland's legislators have approved changes to the key arbitration statute - the Private International Law Act. The amendment restores the application of the competence-competence principle.

Mayer Brown head goes in-house

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP dispute resolution head Javier Rubinstein has left to become global general counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Lovells adds three to arbitration team

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Lovells has added three arbitration specialists to its international arbitration practice. The new hires will work in New York and Warsaw. All are at senior level.

Italians launch multibillion-dollar claim

Premium article - 20 October 2006

A group of 170,000 Italian holders of Argentine bonds have filed a request for arbitration against Argentina at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Oxy drops Petroecuador claim

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Occidental Petroleum has dropped one arbitration claim against Ecuador's state-owned oil company Petroecuador. But it continues to pursue contract and treaty claims worth over US$1 billion against the Ecuadorian government.

Ossa rejoins Claro y Cia

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Felipe Ossa has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to rejoin the dispute resolution team at Claro y Cia in Chile as a senior associate.

Fulbright specialist goes in-house

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Francisco Balduzzi has left Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's international arbitration group to become senior counsel for Latin America at a global energy services company, Wood Group Management Services. He will remain based in Houston.

ICSID arbitration seminar held

Premium article - 20 October 2006

The third 'How to a handle a BIT arbitration' seminar has taken place in Washington DC. This year's version considered a case run under ICSID rules.

ICC site goes Spanish

Premium article - 20 October 2006

The International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration has launched a Spanish version of its website. It is the first international arbitration centre to offer this facility.

Tribunal accepts National Grid claim

Premium article - 06 October 2006

An arbitral tribunal has accepted jurisdiction over National Grid's investment treaty claim, even though the UK company has exited the country in question and sold its investment.