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“Baiting the bear”: Yukos enforcement updates from around the world

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-04-19 10:22

UPDATED. On the eve of a decision of a court in The Hague on whether to set aside the US$50 billion Yukos awards against Russia, GAR reports on the progress of the worldwide enforcement proceedings.

Dentons hires Middle East disputes specialist in New York

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-04-19 10:05

After nearly two years as a partner at Pinsent Masons in London, US national Meriam Alrashid is joining the international arbitration team at Dentons, dividing her time between New York and London.

Australian centre unveils new rules and advisory council

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-04-19 07:15

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration has launched new arbitration and expedited arbitration rules with provisions on joinder and consolidation and counsel conduct, and created a new advisory council of 21 members.

Italian arbitrator accused of corruption

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-04-18 14:01

A US insurer has accused its former business partner of bribing an Italian arbitrator to influence the outcome of a €3 billion dispute – on the basis of conversations secretly recorded by an Israeli intelligence firm.

Linklaters promotes in Stockholm and Hong Kong

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-04-18 11:02

Niclas Widjeskog, head of Linklaters’ dispute resolution practice in Stockholm, has been promoted to the firm’s partnership, along with Justin Tang in Hong Kong.

TozziniFreire partner opens São Paulo boutique

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-04-18 07:42

Brazilian-Italian lawyer Giovanni Ettore Nanni has established his own boutique practice in São Paulo, Nanni Advogados, after 15 years as a partner with Brazilian law firm TozziniFreire.

Music for Mediators

The Mediation Times - Sun, 2013-05-26 17:07
For years I have talked about the similarity of mediation with both photography and music, particularly jazz. I have been clearing out my inbox and came across an hilarious email trail between some of the UK’s top mediators. The topic – songs for mediators, parties and mediation! I thought I would share … Thank to [...]

Arbitrator improperly imposed class arbitration

Ross' Arbitration Blog - Sun, 2012-05-20 20:35
The 5th Circuit has held that an arbitrator improperly imposed class arbitration where the agreement was silent on that point. The dispute must be arbitrated, but on an individual basis rather than as a class action. Reed v. Florida Metro... Ross Runkel [email protected] Class Actions
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