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O'Melveny & Myers launches London disputes practice

Premium article - 18 June 2007

O'Melveny & Myers LLP has poached the head of Watson Farley & Williams LLP's international disputes group and another partner to launch its London litigation and arbitration practice.

Danone's Chinese joint venture hits arbitration

Premium article - 15 June 2007

French food and beverage company Groupe Danone has initiated arbitration against its Chinese joint venture partner Wahaha Group.

Marriott Group successfully enforces in El Salvador

Premium article - 15 June 2007

A court in El Salvador has agreed to enforce an international arbitration award in a landmark decision.

Hwang declines to hear sunken treasure claim

Premium article - 15 June 2007

A sole arbitrator has declined jurisdiction over an investment treaty claim about sunken treasure.

Lévy and Kaufmann-Kohler leave for boutique

Premium article - 15 June 2007

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Laurent Lévy have announced they are leaving Schellenberg Wittmer to set up their own boutique arbitrator practice.

Auletta becomes president of CAS

Premium article - 15 June 2007

Mino Auletta of Italy has been elected president of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.

ICC creates task force on New York Convention

Premium article - 15 June 2007

The ICC Commission on Arbitration has established a task force to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the New York Convention.

Finnish firm expands Stockholm team

Premium article - 15 June 2007

Roschier has hired Robert Lakatos as a partner in Stockholm from Linklaters as of 4 June.

Clifford Chance targets cases from Asia

Premium article - 15 June 2007

Clifford Chance LLP's arbitration group is embarking on a Pan-Asian tour with its Singapore partner firm WongPartnership.

Williams to preside in Fondel claim

Premium article - 08 June 2007

The tribunal has been constituted in the investment treaty arbitration brought by Fondel Metal Participants against the Republic of Azerbaijan.