Premium article - April 11, 2011
Audit firm KPMG is seeking to overturn a Swedish arbitral award on the ground that the arbitrator it appointed to hear the case - a partner at Roschier in Stockholm - had a conflict of interests.
Premium article - September 30, 2011
A court in Sweden has set aside an award against KPMG because one of the arbitrators, a senior partner at Roschier in Stockholm, had a conflict of interests - a case that has prompted a disciplinary investigation by the Swedish bar association. The Svea Court of Appeal ruled unanimously on 27 September that arbitrator Axel Calissendorff, who until a few months ago was head of Roschier's Stockholm office, lacked impartiality because his firm had been instructed in another case in which KPMG was a...