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Mayer joins Dechert

Premium article - 01 November 2006

Dechert LLP has added Pierre Mayer an international arbitration specialist to its Paris office

Kimmelman joins Allen & Overy

Premium article - 01 November 2006

Allen & Overy LLP has announced that Louis Kimmelman is joining as a partner in New York. Kimmelman, 55, is listed in the current edition of The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration. He starts at his new firm on 2 November

Kenya wins 'World Duty Free'

Premium article - 20 October 2006

The Republic of Kenya has successfully used a bribery defence to defeat a claim by World Duty Free at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Horton leaves Blake Cassels

Premium article - 20 October 2006

William Horton is leaving Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP to become a resident arbitrator and mediator at the Alternative Dispute Resolution Chambers in Toronto.

Swiss amend arbitration act

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Switzerland's legislators have approved changes to the key arbitration statute - the Private International Law Act. The amendment restores the application of the competence-competence principle.

Mayer Brown head goes in-house

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP dispute resolution head Javier Rubinstein has left to become global general counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Lovells adds three to arbitration team

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Lovells has added three arbitration specialists to its international arbitration practice. The new hires will work in New York and Warsaw. All are at senior level.

Italians launch multibillion-dollar claim

Premium article - 20 October 2006

A group of 170,000 Italian holders of Argentine bonds have filed a request for arbitration against Argentina at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Oxy drops Petroecuador claim

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Occidental Petroleum has dropped one arbitration claim against Ecuador's state-owned oil company Petroecuador. But it continues to pursue contract and treaty claims worth over US$1 billion against the Ecuadorian government.

Ossa rejoins Claro y Cia

Premium article - 20 October 2006

Felipe Ossa has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to rejoin the dispute resolution team at Claro y Cia in Chile as a senior associate.