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Survey confirms preference for arbitration

Premium article - 19 May 2006

A survey by a top British accountancy firm has confirmed what many arbitration specialists have long believed - that corporations prefer settling cross-border disputes out of court.

ICSID retains jurisdiction over El Paso

Premium article - 19 May 2006

The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes - ICSID - has retained jurisdiction over a US$200 million arbitration between the Republic of Argentina and El Paso Energy International Company.

Montreal prepares ICCA tape parade

Premium article - 19 May 2006

This month sees the return of the world's biggest arbitration forum. Between May 31 and June 3, almost 600 international arbitration specialists are expected to visit Montreal for the 18th ICCA Congress.

Swedes upset by conflict ruling

Premium article - 13 May 2006

Swedish arbitration specialists are in shock after a court in Stockholm found a much-discussed arbitral uncontaminated by a conflict of interest. The issue is fast becoming a cause célèbre in Sweden.

Heavyweights battle over Caribbean maritime rights

Premium article - 12 May 2006

A maritime boundary dispute boasting several stars of the arbitration universe has been resolved in the Hague.

Lovells boosts New York office

Premium article - 12 May 2006

Lovells has added to its ranks in New York, poaching former Brown Raysman arbitration specialist Edward Schorr.

O'Melveny increases numbers in China

Premium article - 12 May 2006

O'Melveny & Myers LLP has boosted its international arbitration practice, hiring former Shearman & Sterling associate Nadia Darwazeh in Shanghai.

ICSID claim causes problems for Turkey

Premium article - 05 May 2006

A multi-billion dollar dispute between the Republic of Turkey and a Cypriot investment company has been approved for arbitration by ICSID.

CIETAC in charm offensive

Premium article - 05 May 2006

A delegation from the China International and Economic Trade Arbitration Commission is to attend two high profile conferences in North America next month.

Argentine investor wins NY skirmish

Premium article - 05 May 2006

Argentine investment group Consalvi International has won round one in a battle with Banco Santander over payment of an arbitral award.