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Shearmans steals Freshfields head

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Shearman & Sterling LLP has boosted its London dispute resolution practice, hiring Josanne Rickard from rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Argentina given reprieve over award

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Argentina has won a stay covering an award by a tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Nomura case emerges from Swiss limbo

Premium article - 22 September 2006

The Czech Republic has lost an appeal against an arbitration award won by Saluka Investments. The appeal was being heard in Switzerland. Saluka is a subsidiary of Japanese bank Nomura.

Indian telecoms dispute escalates

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Videsh Sanchar Nigam, a subsidiary of India's largest private sector company, the Tata Group, has appealed against an International Chamber of Commerce ruling in favour of FLAG Telecom.

InterDigital wins ICC award

Premium article - 22 September 2006

InterDigital Communications has been awarded US$134 million in a patent dispute with Samsung Electronics.

Mayer Brown seeks trade-synergy

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP has added three trade attorneys to its Washington, DC office. While the main focus of the team is trade, the firm envisages positive effects for  its investment arbitration profile.

Herbert Smith adds Thai specialist

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Herbert Smith has hired Thai dispute resolution specialist Surapol Srangsomwong as partner.

Partner promotion at Hoet Peláez

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Venezuelan firm Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque has promoted dispute resolution specialist Carlos Dominguez Hernandez to partner.

French duo join niche UK firm

Premium article - 15 September 2006

Top French arbitration specialists Jean-Louis Delvolvé and Jean Rouche have moved to the London construction firm Shadbolt & Co - raising a few eyebrows in Paris.

Tribunal rejects Russian arbitration claim

Premium article - 14 September 2006

A tribunal at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has dismissed a claim brought by Belgian construction contractors Vladimir and Moise Berschader.