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Mexico and Spain sign new BIT

Premium article - 24 November 2006

Mexico and Spain have signed a new bilateral investment treaty with a fresh chapter on dispute resolution. It refines the fundamental principles of investor protection and dispute settlement mechanisms.

China's new enforcement mechanism

Premium article - 24 November 2006

Will a new enforcement arrangement for court judgements between Hong Kong and mainland China erode the value of arbitration?

Margrete Stevens joins US firm

Premium article - 17 November 2006

Margrete Stevens is leaving ICSID for King & Spalding LLP. Stevens handed in her notice to the secretary general on 7 November.

Shearman's client wins Bangladesh contract claim

Premium article - 17 November 2006

A tribunal at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre has ordered Rural Power Company to pay US$20 million to Lahmeyer International Pally Power Services. The sum represents compensation plus costs and interest.

Allen & Overy adds in New York

Premium article - 17 November 2006

Allen & Overy LLP has poached another O'Melveny & Myers LLP arbitration specialist by hiring Dana MacGrath as senior counsel in New York. MacGrath joins O'Melveny & Myers' former international arbitration co-chair Benno Kimmelman at Allen & Overy. 

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

Premium article - 17 November 2006

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

Premium article - 17 November 2006

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

Freshfields' lecture attracts record crowd

Premium article - 17 November 2006

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.