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Paul Hastings hires Jones Day partner

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Paul Hastings has boosted its arbitration group in Tokyo, hiring Haig Oghighian from rivals Jones Day.

Rees ditches Norton Rose for Debevoise

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Peter Rees has left Norton Rose for Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Rees was Norton Rose’s head of global dispute resolution.

Top Chinese arbitration official arrested

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Wang Sheng Chang, vice chairman and secretary general of the China International and Economic Trade Arbitration Commission, has been arrested.

Petrec panel emerges triumphant

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Three arbitrators at the centre of a corruption claim have been vindicated. A federal court judge in Texas has dismissed bribery allegations against Hans Van Houtte, Andrew Berkeley and Ian Meakin without detailed inquiry.

Freshfields promotes Mohtashami

Premium article - 25 March 2006

Reza Mohtashami has been appointed partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, confirming the firm's ambitions for international arbitration in the Middle East and extending its arbitration group's coverage further.

Petrec panel emerges triumphant

Premium article - 24 March 2006

Three arbitrators at the centre of a corruption claim have been vindicated. A federal court judge in Texas has dismissed the bribery allegations against them without detailed inquiry.

High Court nixes Ecuador claim

Premium article - 24 March 2006

A British commercial court has blocked a bid by the government of Ecuador to overturn an arbitration award against it.

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.