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King & Spalding to open in Miami

King & Spalding is opening a Miami office with partners Harry Burnett and Érica Franzetti relocating there to lead a new international arbitration practice targeting Latin America-related work.

12 January 2022

Crowell promotes in US and UK

Crowell & Moring has promoted Randa Adra in New York, Joshua Lindsay in Washington, DC, and Gordon McAllister in London to the partnership.

12 January 2022

Yoshimasa Furuta 1966-2021

Yoshimasa Furuta, a leading practitioner who played an active role in promoting the development of arbitration in Japan, has died aged 55.

12 January 2022

South African mining group pursues Zimbabwe in DC

Two Mauritian subsidiaries of South African mining group Amari have brought a US action against Zimbabwe to collect on a US$50 million ICC award issued eight years ago over nickel and platinum projects that were terminated on the basis of corruption allegations.

11 January 2022

IBA committee announces new officers

The International Bar Association’s arbitration committee has announced its new line up of officers for the coming year, with Samaa Haridi of Hogan Lovells in New York stepping up to senior co-chair and Brazilian Valería Galíndez becoming junior co-chair.

11 January 2022

WongPartnership’s Koh named Senior Counsel

Koh Swee Yen, partner in the international arbitration practice at WongPartnership and former vice-chair of the IBA arbitration committee, has been appointed Senior Counsel in Singapore.

11 January 2022

Linklaters hires Yukos lawyer from De Brauw

Bart Fleuren, who has acted in Dutch Supreme Court proceedings relating to Yukos, has joined Linklaters as counsel in Amsterdam from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.

11 January 2022

Oligarch fails to revive treaty claim against Russia

Former banker Sergei Pugachev has failed to persuade a Spanish court to revive his US$14.5 billion investment treaty claim against Russia.

10 January 2022

Senegal faces new ICSID claim

Mauritian investors have brought an ICSID claim against Senegal over a €1 billion power plant project, months after the West African state lost its challenge to a €243 million UNCITRAL award in favour of a dual national.

10 January 2022

Wenger Vieli arbitration head goes solo

Urs Weber-Stecher has left Swiss firm Wenger Vieli after more than two decades to focus on his work as an arbitrator and mediator.

10 January 2022

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