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Charles Russell links London and Geneva

Premium article - 18 July 2008

Mid-sized City practice Charles Russell LLP has hired Swiss arbitration specialist Phillip Landolt in Geneva, making it one of a select group of firms with a direct London-Geneva link.

African oil and gas dispute resolved

Premium article - 18 July 2008

An LCIA tribunal has concluded an "amicable arbitration" between two oil and gas investors, allowing drilling to commence in a block off West Africa.

Tata and Birla panel constituted

Premium article - 18 July 2008

Arbitration between India's Tata and Aditya Birla business groups over a mobile phone company can proceed after the Supreme Court constituted a tribunal.

A comparison of intervening measures

Premium article - 18 July 2008

Mobil Cerro Negro Limited v PDVSA in London this year highlighted the UK's approach to interim measures - but how typical is that approach? The new edition of Global Arbitration Review compares the position in six popular arbitral seats.

Ukraine hires Freshfields for Black Sea shelf dispute

Premium article - 16 July 2008

The Ukrainian government has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to represent it in a dispute over rights to explore the Black Sea shelf.

Kwan returns to Hong Kong

Premium article - 16 July 2008

James Kwan, a former consultant to Allen & Overy LLP, has joined Simmons & Simmons as a partner and is returning to Hong Kong after two years in Dubai.

ICC court gains Bulgarian and Cuban members

Premium article - 16 July 2008

The ICC International Court of Arbitration had added two members: Alexiev Assen of Bulgaria and Narcisco Cobo Roura from Cuba.

UNASUR and 'Metalpar' analysed

Premium article - 16 July 2008

Details of Argentina's first victory in an "emergency law" case and a possible pan-regional court for Latin America go under the microscope in the new edition of Global Arbitration Review.

Gabon challenges railway award

Premium article - 16 July 2008

The government of Gabon has asked ICSID to annul a US$230 million award rendered earlier this year, to international investors in the Transgabonais railway.

Bolivia seizes funds from Telecom Italia

Premium article - 16 July 2008

Bolivia's government says it has recovered around US$49 million of funds that Telecom Italia transferred out of the country before its Bolivian subsidiary Entel was nationalised on 1 May.