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"A giant has left us"

"A giant has left us"

Premium article - 28 September 2012

Pieter Sanders, the principal drafter of the New York Convention and one of the founders of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, has died a week after celebrating his 100th birthday.

Jean-Flavien Lalive 1915-2012

Jean-Flavien Lalive 1915-2012

Premium article - 11 September 2012

One of the founders of Swiss law boutique Lalive, arbitrator Jean-Flavien Lalive, has died, it has emerged.

Igor Pobirchenko 1924 – 2012

Igor Pobirchenko 1924 – 2012

Premium article - 11 April 2012

Igor Pobirchenko, who presided over the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 18 years and created much of the country’s current arbitral infrastructure, has died aged 88.

Tan Boon Teik 1929-2012

Tan Boon Teik 1929-2012

Premium article - 16 March 2012

Singapore’s longest serving attorney-general since independence and the founding chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Tan Boon Teik, died last week, aged 83.

Christopher Dugan 1948-2012

Christopher Dugan 1948-2012

Premium article - 02 March 2012

Christopher Dugan, lead counsel in two pathbreaking NAFTA claims against the United States, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Serge Lazareff 1926-2012

Serge Lazareff 1926-2012

Premium article - 23 January 2012

One of France's best known arbitrators, Serge Lazareff, has died aged 86 after a short illness.

Joseph McLaughlin 1944-2012

Joseph McLaughlin 1944-2012

Premium article - 17 January 2012

Colleagues are mourning the loss of Joseph McLaughlin, a distinguished New York litigator-turned-arbitrator who was central to recent efforts to promote the city as an international arbitration venue.

Hans Smit 1927-2012

Hans Smit 1927-2012

Premium article - 09 January 2012

Dutch arbitrator and Columbia Law School professor Hans Smit has died, aged 84.

Fernando Pombo 1943-2011

Fernando Pombo 1943-2011

Premium article - 08 November 2011

Friends are paying tribute to Spanish arbitration practitioner Fernando Pombo, founding partner of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and a former president of the International Bar Association, who died from an illness on 4 November.

Stephen York 1958-2011

Stephen York 1958-2011

Premium article - 10 August 2011

Colleagues are paying tribute to Dubai-based counsel and arbitrator Stephen York, who died at the weekend after a short battle with cancer.