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HFW hires partner in Melbourne

HFW has continued its recent expansion drive in Australia with the hire of Bronwyn Lincoln as partner in Melbourne from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

03 May 2022

Will US face treaty claims over oligarch measures?

US President Joe Biden’s proposals to make it easier to sell off assets of Russian oligarchs in response to the war in Ukraine could lead to investment arbitrations against the United States, but practitioners are doubtful that such claims would succeed.

29 April 2022

DLA Piper promotes on four continents

DLA Piper has promoted Charles Allin in London, Brett Solberg in Houston, Robert Tang in Bangkok and Sergio Rojas in Bogotá to the partnership.

29 April 2022

Happ takes over as head of DIS council

Richard Happ, co-head of disputes at German firm Luther, has been elected president of the arbitration council at the German Arbitration Institute (DIS).

29 April 2022

GE enforces interim measures in Algerian power plant dispute

General Electric has persuaded a New York state court to enforce interim measures granted by an ICC tribunal against an Algerian state-owned entity in a dispute over a US$234 million power plant project.

28 April 2022

HSF promotes three partners and three counsel

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted Daniel Waldek in Singapore, James Allsop in Tokyo and Jonathan Ripley-Evans in Johannesburg to the partnership, also making three counsel promotions.

28 April 2022

Baker Botts hires special counsel from Fried Frank

Baker Botts has hired Duncan Saunders as special counsel in London from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson.

28 April 2022

Malaysian challenge fails in Indian oil block dispute

A Malaysian court has upheld an ad hoc award in a dispute between former partners in an offshore Indian petroleum block that was shut down more than a decade ago.

28 April 2022

Arbitrations likely after Gazprom halts supplies

Practitioners have weighed in on Gazprom’s “extraordinary” decision to halt gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria and how it may fare in the arbitrations that are likely to ensue.

27 April 2022

New partner at A&O in London

Guled Yusuf, who represents Somalia on the ICC Court, has been promoted to partner in Allen & Overy’s international arbitration group in London.

27 April 2022

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