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Belgian centre elects new president

The Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation, or CEPANI, has elected Stibbe of counsel Benoît Kohl as its new president.

09 June 2020

Italian boutique hires ex-HSF lawyer

Former Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer Monique Sasson has joined D|R Arbitration & Litigation, an Italian boutique set up last year.

05 June 2020

Reed takes helm at ICCA (but not in Edinburgh)

Lucy Reed has taken over as president of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, on what would have been the last day of the planned ICCA Congress in Edinburgh that has been postponed owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

13 May 2020

DLA Piper promotes on three continents

DLA Piper has promoted new partners and practice heads in Europe, Asia and South America.

07 May 2020

Shearman puts focus on human rights at sea

Shearman & Sterling has partnered with a UK charity to propose the use of international arbitration to resolve disputes over human rights abuses at sea.

05 May 2020

Pearsall joins Allen & Overy to lead expansion

Patrick Pearsall, former chief of investment arbitration at the US State Department, has left Jenner & Block to join the partnership at Allen & Overy in Washington, DC – where he will lead the expansion of its international arbitration group in the Americas.

04 May 2020

King & Spalding hires California team from Boies Schiller

Two Vietnamese-speaking arbitration practitioners are among a 13-strong team of partners that have left Boies Schiller Flexner to join King & Spalding in California.

01 May 2020

Withers hires from CMS in Hong Kong

Former ICC deputy counsel Sherlin Tung has left CMS Hasche Sigle to join Withers as partner in its Hong Kong office.

17 April 2020

British lawyer convicted of defaming client

A British arbitration lawyer who accused a client of flouting sanctions against Iran and helping to finance terrorism has been convicted of defamation by a criminal court in Geneva – after being extradited from Germany.

01 April 2020

ICCA names Gill vice president

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has elected former Allen & Overy partner Judith Gill QC as vice president of its executive body – and appointed six new members to its governing board.

03 February 2020

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