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Brazil says mixed-capital firms can arbitrate

Premium article - 06 October 2006

Brazil's Superior Court of Justice has confirmed that state companies can be bound by arbitration clauses.

Indian court clarifies arbitration law

Premium article - 06 October 2006

The Supreme Court in India has upheld an arbitration clause in a contract between a steel company and a transport firm.

New centre opens in Western Australia

Premium article - 06 October 2006

The Western Australian Institute of Dispute Management has opened at Murdoch University in Perth. The institute gives the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration a new facility on the country's west coast.

Böckstiegel lectures on investment disputes

Premium article - 06 October 2006

Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel delivered the fifth Annual International Arbitration Lecture, entitled, 'Enterprise v State: The new David and Goliath?' on 27 September in Sydney.

Clifford Chance appoints co-head in Asia

Premium article - 06 October 2006

Clifford Chance LLP has announced that partner Ling Ho will become co-head of the dispute resolution team in China. Ling Ho will join current head, Eu Jin Chua.

CAS finds for governing body

Premium article - 06 October 2006

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled against the Barbados Cycling Union, and in favour of the Union Cycliste Internationale. The decision will mean a suspension for local Olympic cycling star Barry Forde.

Ecuador objects to Oxy arbitration claim

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Ecuador's president Alfredo Palacio has opposed US oil company Occidental Petroleum's request for arbitration.

Lamb joins Bird & Bird

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Bird & Bird LLP has bolstered its international arbitration practice, hiring former WilmerHale counsel Sophie Lamb in London.

Young LCIA rolls out free training

Premium article - 22 September 2006

The Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration is to hold its first pro bono training event, aimed at would-be arbitration specialists in emerging markets.

Shearmans steals Freshfields head

Premium article - 22 September 2006

Shearman & Sterling LLP has boosted its London dispute resolution practice, hiring Josanne Rickard from rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.