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MIDDLE EAST: Dubai prepares code of ethics

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Dubai’s international arbitration centre is instituting a code of ethics. Philip Punwar, barrister and chartered arbitrator, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai

AUSTRIA: New arbitration law

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A new law will cover all proceedings started after 30 June this year. Nikolaus Pitkowitz of Graf, Maxl & Pitkowitz, Vienna

Dos and don'ts for counsel

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Stephen Jagusch, partner at Allen & Overy LLP, explains how to shine as counsel during international proceedings

Clauses for Courses & Choosing Between Forum Selection Clauses and Arbitration Agreements

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Gary Born, partner and head of the international arbitration group at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP, and Duncan Speller, an associate at the firm, discuss when an arbitration clause is preferable to a forum-selection clause, and vice versa

Avoiding the 3am syndrome

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Michael Lee, barrister and arbitrator at 20 Essex Street, makes the case for institutional, over ad-hoc, arbitration

ICSID at a crossroads

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William Rowley QC of 20 Essex Street and McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP says ICSID is too important to be run part time by the World Bank’s general counsel

Claim filed against Yemen

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Two US oil companies have filed a claim against the Yemeni government for expropriation.

Nokia loses in New York

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Mobile-phone manufacturer Nokia has failed to overturn a large ICC-derived arbitral award.

CASE of the MONTH: Is Methanex the future of investor-state arbitration? By James Clasper

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Corruption allegations, high-profile resignations, and private eyes rummaging in dumpsters: if Hollywood ever makes a movie about investor-state arbitration, it could steal its plot from the ‘Methanex’ case.If you specialise in international arbitration, you’ve might have been fascinated by Methanex too. But for other reasons.

Community news: Elsewhere

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Adrian Yip (partner) moved to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Hong Kong; Simon Cockshutt (partner) and Maria Frangeskides (partner) and Mike Pimm (of counsel) moved to the same firm in London; and Larisa Afanasyeva (partner) and Olga Anisimova (partner) moved to Orrick in Moscow.