Premium article - March 16, 2012
Singapore's longest serving attorney-general since independence and the founding chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Tan Boon Teik, died last week, aged 83.
Premium article - March 02, 2012
Christopher Dugan, lead counsel in two pathbreaking NAFTA claims against the United States, has died after a long battle with cancer. Dugan - who was head of international arbitration at Paul Hastings in Washington, DC - passed away on 20 February, aged 63. He had been at the firm since 2003, having spent two decades at Jones Day in DC and Hong Kong. Although his practice also spanned international litigation and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, he was best known for his pioneering...
Premium article - January 23, 2012
One of France's best known arbitrators, Serge Lazareff, has died aged 86 after a short illness.
Premium article - January 17, 2012
Colleagues are mourning the loss of Joseph McLaughlin, a distinguished New York litigator-turned-arbitrator who was central to recent efforts to promote the city as an international arbitration venue.
Premium article - January 09, 2012
Dutch arbitrator and Columbia Law School professor Hans Smit has died, aged 84. A leading scholar and practitioner in the fields of international arbitration and international procedure, Smit was one of the principal drafters of the 1964 revision to section 1782 of the United States Code - which allows parties to apply to US courts for discovery in support of international proceedings. Smit was born in Amsterdam in 1927 and witnessed the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. He studied at the University...
Premium article - November 08, 2011
Friends are paying tribute to Spanish arbitration practitioner Fernando Pombo, founding partner of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and a former president of the International Bar Association, who died from an illness on 4 November.
Premium article - August 10, 2011
Colleagues are paying tribute to Dubai-based counsel and arbitrator Stephen York, who died at the weekend after a short battle with cancer.
Premium article - May 31, 2011
Colleagues and friends have paid tribute to Mont Hoyt, an energy lawyer, international arbitrator and architect of the Texas International Arbitration Act, who died on 7 May.
Premium article - March 29, 2011
Practitioners in Paris have paid tribute to Jean-François Prat, name partner at Bredin Prat, who died on Saturday aged 69.
Premium article - December 06, 2010
Practitioners are paying tribute to Canadian arbitrator and former president of the International Bar Association, Claude Thomson QC - a pioneer of commercial arbitration in Canada, who died on 24 November, aged 77.