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Venezuela turns away from arbitration

Premium article - 02 March 2007

Venezuela has, as expected, issued a decree forcing private oil companies to hand control of their Venezuelan businesses to state company PDVSA.

African states strengthen arbitration

Premium article - 02 March 2007

Two African states are boosting their arbitration capabilities. Kenya has announced plans to establish a regional arbitration centre in Nairobi, and Ghana is enacting a new arbitration law.

Gary Born publishes international litigation treatise

Premium article - 02 March 2007

Gary B Born, head of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP's international arbitration group, continues to diversify his professional portfolio.

Freshfields reshuffle confirms London's rise

Premium article - 23 February 2007

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is moving three key international arbitration specialists to London.

Arbitrator dissents in Siemens case

Premium article - 23 February 2007

An arbitral tribunal has ordered the Argentine Republic to pay Siemens around US$300 million for breach of the Germany-Argentina bilateral investment treaty.

Castello joins LeBoeuf Lamb

Premium article - 23 February 2007

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae LLP has added international arbitration specialist James Castello to its Paris office as senior counsel.

Tribunal chosen in Barmek claim

Premium article - 23 February 2007

The tribunal has been constituted in Barmek Holding's arbitration against the Republic of Azerbaijan.

DLA Piper poaches two Squires partners

Premium article - 23 February 2007

DLA Piper has hired two partners with international arbitration expertise from Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP in Phoenix.

Indonesian court backs arbitration

Premium article - 23 February 2007

The Tangerang District Court in Indonesia has declined jurisdiction over a dispute between an ATM manufacturer and a distributor.

Oreamuno elected to Sanctions Board

Premium article - 23 February 2007

Renowned arbitrator Rodrigo Oreamuno has been appointed to the World Bank Group Sanctions Board.