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US grants discovery to Austrian arbitration

Premium article - 20 December 2006

A US District Court has just issued a ruling expanding the reach of a discovery statute so it assists parties in foreign private commercial arbitration.

Donovan awarded Aztec Eagle

Premium article - 20 December 2006

Donald Donovan, partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, has been awarded the Aztec Eagle - the highest honour a foreigner can receive from the Mexican government - for his work on the Avena and Medellín cases.

Shearman hires NAFTA specialist

Premium article - 20 December 2006

Investment arbitration specialist Mark McNeill will be of counsel in Shearman & Sterling LLP's Paris office.

Survey applauds English Arbitration Act

Premium article - 20 December 2006

Businesses and arbitration specialists have just given the English Arbitration Act 1996 a figurative round of applause in a new survey. 

Egypt wins at ICSID

Premium article - 20 December 2006

Egypt has persuaded a tribunal to dismiss what was originally a US$300 million claim brought against it by US investors - and has recovered some of its legal costs in the process.

Canada signs ICSID convention

Premium article - 18 December 2006

Canada has signed the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States.

Stikeman Elliot makes Girard partner

Premium article - 18 December 2006

Stikeman Elliot LLP has promoted international arbitration lawyer Patrick Girard to partner in its Montréal office.

Mayer Brown promotes partner in London

Premium article - 18 December 2006

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP has promoted international arbitration specialist Philippa Casey to partner in its London office.

Asia Pacific considers developments in regional arbitration

Premium article - 18 December 2006

The Asia Pacific's only regional arbitration association has held its second meeting in Hong Kong.

Wall moves to Bond Pearce

Premium article - 18 December 2006

Bond Pearce LLP has announced the hire of disputes specialist Jon Wall as a partner. Wall left Norton Rose to join Bond Pearce's Southampton office on 6 December.