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Freshfields promotes Mohtashami

Premium article - 25 March 2006

Reza Mohtashami has been appointed partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, confirming the firm's ambitions for international arbitration in the Middle East and extending its arbitration group's coverage further.

Petrec panel emerges triumphant

Premium article - 24 March 2006

Three arbitrators at the centre of a corruption claim have been vindicated. A federal court judge in Texas has dismissed the bribery allegations against them without detailed inquiry.

High Court nixes Ecuador claim

Premium article - 24 March 2006

A British commercial court has blocked a bid by the government of Ecuador to overturn an arbitration award against it.

Top government lawyer joins 20 Essex Street

Premium article - 24 March 2006

Leading commercial set 20 Essex Street Chambers has welcomed Sir Michael Wood as a full-time tenant. Wood, 59, was previously legal adviser to the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Freshfields shakes up Latin American practice

Premium article - 24 March 2006

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed arbitration specialist Nigel Blackaby as the new co-head of its Latin American practice.

Harvard to arbitrate with Russians

Premium article - 24 March 2006

A US court has allowed a securities dispute between Harvard University and a Russian oil and gas company to proceed to arbitration.

Clyde & Co opens doors in China

Premium article - 24 March 2006

Clyde & Co has opened for business in Shanghai. Arbitration specialist Ik Wei Chong launched the UK firm's third Asian office on 20 February.

Rees joins Debevoise

Premium article - 08 March 2006

Peter Rees is leaving Norton Rose for Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Rees was Norton Rose's head of global dispute resolution.

Moser 'retires' to pastures new

Premium article - 07 March 2006

Michael Moser is joining O'Melveny & Myers LLP as co-head of its Asian practice. The switch should create more time for sitting as an arbitrator, he says.

Arbitrators enter the lions' den

Premium article - 07 March 2006

Two of Global Arbitration Review's '45 under 45' jousted with London's commercial litigation establishment at a debate on the merits of litigation versus arbitration. The debate was held late February.