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McLachlan and Griffith appointed for RSM annulment

Premium article - 07 September 2009

Australian Gavan Griffith QC and New Zealander Campbell McLachlan have gained their third and fifth annulment committee appointments, respectively, following constitution of an ad hoc committee to consider the award in RSM Petroleum Corporation v Grenada.

Singapore court of appeal takes tough line on 'no dispute' argument

Singapore court of appeal takes tough line on 'no dispute' argument

Premium article - 04 September 2009

The Singapore Court of Appeal has awarded indemnity costs against a party who argued there was “no dispute” to avoid arbitration, in a decision that local lawyers says shows awareness of the procedural tactics some parties can use.

Baker Botts hires ex-ICDR Asia director in Hong Kong

Baker Botts hires ex-ICDR Asia director in Hong Kong

Premium article - 04 September 2009

Baker Botts LLP has added the former director of the ICDR’s Asia office to its international arbitration team in Hong Kong.

Replacements made in two ICSID panels

Premium article - 04 September 2009

Bernard Hanotiau and Pierre Tercier have replaced Robert Briner in two of his ICSID cases, following the resignation of the Swiss arbitrator from his ICSID caseload.

CPR launches accelerated arbitration rules

Premium article - 04 September 2009

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution has become the latest arbitration provider to offer rules that will accelerate the arbitration process, inviting debate on whether it is advisable to impose a strict time frame in advance on any case.

D'Agostino relocates to Hong Kong as Herbert Smith makes push in China

D'Agostino relocates to Hong Kong as Herbert Smith makes push in China

Premium article - 02 September 2009

Herbert Smith has relocated international arbitration partner Justin D'Agostino to Hong Kong and hired a former member of CIETAC, as part of steps to build an integrated disputes team in China.

Eleventh circuit decision on public policy provokes concern

Eleventh circuit decision on public policy provokes concern

Premium article - 02 September 2009

Will a case about spilt coffee on a cruise ship spill over into international arbitration in the US? Some US afficionados see a risk, after the Eleventh Circuit held that an arbitration clause void on public policy grounds because it would have prevented an individual accessing a US statute.

Roschier partner joins Wallgren-Lindholm boutique

Roschier partner joins Wallgren-Lindholm boutique

Premium article - 02 September 2009

Tomas Lindholm has announced he is leaving Roschier to join Wallgren-Lindholm, the boutique firm founded by his wife, Carita Wallgren-Lindholm, in January.

Casino case illustrates danger of limiting territory for enforcement

Premium article - 02 September 2009

A casino owner with an arbitral award that the US government has been barred from vacating is nevertheless struggling to get paid, in a case that lawyers say offers a salutary lesson not to restrict the venue for enforcement.

WilmerHale gains Dewey & LeBoeuf arbitration lawyer in DC

WilmerHale gains Dewey & LeBoeuf arbitration lawyer in DC

Premium article - 02 September 2009

A former member of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s international arbitration team has joined WilmerHale, bringing particular expertise in state-to-state disputes.