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Lovells loses two

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Howrey LLP has poached Melanie Willems from Lovells, in the UK. Willems, 38, was announced as Howrey’s new face of arbitration in London in late 2005.

CORPORATE COUNSEL, Charles A Beach

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Charles A BeachCompany: Exxon Mobil Corporation Title: Coordinator, corporate litigation Age: 60

TREATY ARBITRATION/INVESTMENT DISPUTES: Treaty claims versus contract claims

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Bayindir v Pakistan has shed more light on the interface between treaty claims and contract claims. Matthew Weiniger, partner, and Matthew Page, associate, at Herbert Smith LLP

NORDIC REGION: Uncertainty created about the place of arbitration

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A recent case – Titan Corporation v Alcatel CIT SA – has taken Swedish law in an unwarranted direction. Robin Oldenstam, partner, and Fredrik Andersson, associate, at Mannheimer Swartling in Stockholm

MONEY COLUMN: The key valuation decisions in CMS v Argentina

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Our special correspondent on damages looks at how the tribunal tackled assessing loss in CMS v Argentina. Mark Kantor, Washington DC-based attorney and GAR editorial board member

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