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Top government lawyer joins 20 Essex Street

Premium article - 24 March 2006

Leading commercial set 20 Essex Street Chambers has welcomed Sir Michael Wood as a full-time tenant. Wood, 59, was previously legal adviser to the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Freshfields shakes up Latin American practice

Premium article - 24 March 2006

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed arbitration specialist Nigel Blackaby as the new co-head of its Latin American practice.

Harvard to arbitrate with Russians

Premium article - 24 March 2006

A US court has allowed a securities dispute between Harvard University and a Russian oil and gas company to proceed to arbitration.

Clyde & Co opens doors in China

Premium article - 24 March 2006

Clyde & Co has opened for business in Shanghai. Arbitration specialist Ik Wei Chong launched the UK firm's third Asian office on 20 February.

Rees joins Debevoise

Premium article - 08 March 2006

Peter Rees is leaving Norton Rose for Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Rees was Norton Rose's head of global dispute resolution.

Moser 'retires' to pastures new

Premium article - 07 March 2006

Michael Moser is joining O'Melveny & Myers LLP as co-head of its Asian practice. The switch should create more time for sitting as an arbitrator, he says.

Arbitrators enter the lions' den

Premium article - 07 March 2006

Two of Global Arbitration Review's '45 under 45' jousted with London's commercial litigation establishment at a debate on the merits of litigation versus arbitration. The debate was held late February.

Ecuador defeats treaty claim

Premium article - 07 March 2006

Ecuador has defeated a treaty-based claim brought by a Canadian gas company, EnCana, it has emerged.

Chinese event draws crowd

Premium article - 07 March 2006

An unexpected number of Chinese lawyers attended a conference in Shanghai recently.

ICDR finishes global network

Premium article - 07 March 2006

The US's International Centre for Dispute Resolution is starting an office in Singapore.