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Lawyers charged in Geneva over fake arbitration

Swiss authorities have charged Matthew Parish and two other Geneva-based lawyers with fabricating an arbitration as part of an effort to implicate senior Kuwaiti officials in a coup plot and corruption scandal.

03 December 2018

Hoffmann departs Clyde & Co to set up independent boutique

Dual qualified English-German lawyer Anne K Hoffmann has left Clyde & Co in Dubai to establish her own arbitration boutique in the emirate.

29 October 2018

US alleges kickbacks by law firms in Venezuela cases

The US Department of Justice has alleged that unnamed law firms representing Venezuela in international arbitrations arranged to pay “kickbacks” to the relative of a Venezuelan government official.

01 August 2018

Noury takes helm at Freshfields in London

Sylvia Noury has taken over as London head of international arbitration at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in the group's second leadership change this year.

01 May 2018

Debevoise censured over “fraud” in casino dispute

A SIAC tribunal has censured Debevoise & Plimpton and its Texan co-counsel for making misrepresentations in a dispute over the sale of a casino in Laos, it has emerged.

02 February 2018

Burford poaches from rival funder

Third-party funder Burford Capital has hired Vannin Capital senior counsel Jeffery Commission, who was previously at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, as a director in Washington, DC.

15 December 2017

Clifford Chance partner fined over role in third-party funded lawsuit

A UK disciplinary body has fined Clifford Chance and a member of its international arbitration practice, Alex Panayides, £50,000 each over their role in a controversial litigation that left a group of third-party funders on the hook for tens of millions in legal costs.

04 December 2017

Van Houtte quits Hague tribunal

Belgian arbitrator Hans van Houtte has resigned as president of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague after seven years in the role.

09 June 2017

Blackaby looks back

At an event in Houston, Nigel Blackaby, the Washington, DC-based head of international arbitration at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, reflected on his career in the field and the most rewarding moments of his professional life to date.

12 May 2017

Fietta opens in London

14 December 2015

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