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Bush appoints Townsend to ICSID

Premium article - 01 February 2008

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP partner John Townsend has been appointed to the panel of arbitrators at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC by US president George Bush.

HKIAC names deputy secretary general

Premium article - 01 February 2008

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has appointed Liu Jing as deputy secretary general for mainland affairs.

White & Case relies on organic growth

Premium article - 01 February 2008

White & Case LLP has promoted international arbitration specialists on both sides of the Atlantic. Ank Santens in New York, Charles Nairac in Paris and Paul Cowan in London have joined the partnership.

Three dispute resolution boutiques launched

Premium article - 01 February 2008

Arbitration boutiques have opened in Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden as lawyers seek to avoid the conflicts of interest prevalent at larger firms.

No new New York Convention?

Premium article - 01 February 2008

The prospect of a modernised New York Convention looks remote, following the convention’s 50th birthday bash in New York.

London says hello, goodbye - and well done

Premium article - 01 February 2008

London’s arbitration community had a lot to keep track of in January, with two of the city’s larger arbitration teams undergoing striking personnel changes, and a host of new players arriving. And there was cause to celebrate, as two of its own were recognised in the QC announcements.

Lowe takes over ECT claim

Premium article - 29 January 2008

Vaughan Lowe has been appointed to the arbitral tribunal hearing two claims against Georgia, following the death of one of its panel members.

HKIAC names deputy secretary general

Premium article - 29 January 2008

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has appointed a deputy secretary general to take charge of mainland affairs.

Iran faces telecoms claim

Premium article - 29 January 2008

Turkey's largest mobile phone operator is seeking investment treaty arbitration against the Islamic Republic of Iran after the government revoked its operator licence.

Romania arbitration court promotes new officers

Premium article - 29 January 2008

The Court of International Commercial Arbitration at Romania's Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a new president.