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Freshfields' lecture attracts record crowd

Premium article - 17 November 2006

Over 300 people attended this year's Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer-Queen Mary School of Arbitration lecture in London. It is the largest audience the lecture has ever had.

Rubinstein urges dispute planning

Premium article - 17 November 2006

The general counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers has urged more companies to adopt a 'dispute resolution policy'.

Borda & Quintana hires arbitration partner

Premium article - 17 November 2006

Mexican energy and telecoms boutique Borda y Quintana SC has appointed Julian TreviƱo as a partner. The arbitration specialist joined the firm on 1 November.

Kimmelman joins Allen & Overy

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Allen & Overy LLP has announced Louis B 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.

Mayer joins Dechert

Premium article - 03 November 2006

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

Ex-Cederquist partners reunited

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Mats Bendrik has left Swedish firm Cederquist to join Nordenson Law as counsel. Per Nordenson, founder of Nordenson Law, left Cederquist in 2004. Bendrik, 62, began at his new firm on 1 October.

Ukranian firm buys dispute boutique

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Ukrainian firm Magister & Partners is merging with Legas Legal Solutions, a Russian dispute resolution boutique. The merger took effect on 1 November. They are the first independent law firms from the Commonwealth of Independent States to combine their operations completely.

Shell launches IP claim against Nicaragua

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Shell Brands International and Shell Nicaragua, subsidiaries of Shell Petroleum, have launched arbitration against the government of Nicaragua for expropriation of intellectual property.

ICC's Latin American docket hits 12 per cent

Premium article - 03 November 2006

The International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration has revealed that 12 per cent of its work features parties from Latin America or the Caribbean.

ICSID grants Argentina's necessity plea

Premium article - 03 November 2006

Argentina has been granted a necessity plea by a tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC. It is still liable for damages but the ruling will reduce the amount the government pays for bilateral investment treaty breaches against energy providers LG&E Energy, LG&E Capital and LG&E International.