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IBA subcommittee appoints new chairs

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The investment treaty arbitration subcommittee has appointed Kaj Hobér as chair and Abby Cohen Smutny as vice chair

Allen & Overy recruits in New York

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Allen & Overy LLP has poached another O’Melveny & Myers LLP arbitration specialist, hiring Dana MacGrath as senior counsel in New York. MacGrath joins O’Melveny & Myers’ former international arbitration co-chair Benno Kimmelman at Allen & Overy

Shearman hires NAFTA specialist

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Investment arbitration specialist Mark McNeill is joining Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Paris office. He has been counsel at the NAFTA Arbitration Division of the Office of the Legal Advisor of the US Department of State for four years.

Chong ditches Denton for DLA Piper

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International dispute resolution partner Philip Chong has left Denton Wilde Sapte LLP to join DLA Piper LLP in London. Chong joined as partner on 4 December

Olswang poaches from Salans

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UK law firm Olswang has poached a lawyer from within Salans LLP’s well-regarded international arbitration practice

Reichert moves to Brick Court

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International arbitrator and counsel Klaus Reichert left Littleton Chambers to join Brick Court Chambers as a door tenant, as of 1 December

Margrete Stevens joins US firm

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Margrete Stevens is leaving ICSID for King & Spalding LLP. Stevens handed in her notice to the secretary general on 7 November

Reichert moves to Brick Court

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International arbitrator and counsel Klaus Reichert is leaving Littleton Chambers to join Brick Court Chambers as a door tenant from 1 December.

London holds a mirror to itself

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Some 150 leading names have spent 1 December critiquing London as an arbitral venue. The specialists were taking part in a special event to mark the English Arbitration Act 1996's 10th anniversary.

Nomura and Czech Republic drop claims

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Multi-billion dollar arbitration cases stemming from IPB Czech Bank's collapse have been dropped.