Arbitration and litigation funding bills fall as UK heads to the polls

Laws clamping down on power of Big Tech and exonerating victims of Post Office Horizon scandal rushed through

Gillard and Goldsmith join speaker line-up for London International Disputes Week

Former Australian prime minister and UK secretary general will discuss state-related dispute resolution at June event

HFW hits Eversheds Sutherland for international arbitration team in Paris

Partners Julien Fouret and Gaëlle Le Quillec join alongside a senior associate

Former Clifford Chance arbitration head departs for Twenty Essex

Audley Sheppard KC is latest leading practioner to become an independent arbitrator

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The end of an era as HSF’s arbitration head Paula Hodges bows out

After 16 years at the helm, Hodges will hand reins to new practice co-heads, reports Ben Rigby

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Kingsley Napley launches arbitration practice with partner raid on boutique

James Glaysher joins UK independent firm from Candey to lead new practice

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Howard Kennedy partner named next president of London Solicitors Litigation Association

Nikki Edwards pledges renewed focus on diversity and inclusion as the new leader of London’s litigators

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Arbitra adds experienced international arbitrator from Swiss firm LALIVE

Veijo Heiskanen opts to become independent after 22 years with LALIVE

Is enforcement of foreign arbitral awards safe against fraud?

A recent case raises the question of whether the English civil court procedure is robust enough to protect an innocent party against fraud, writes Signature Litigation arbitration partner Neil Newing

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Clyde & Co to support Credit Suisse bondholders in Swiss expropriation claim

Proposed investment treaty arbitration to offer alternative to court proceedings against Swiss government

Paul Hastings adds international arbitration co-chair from White & Case

Arbitration heavyweight Jonathan Hamilton joins in Washington DC after 25 years at rival firm

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London International Disputes Week unveils Meg Kinnear as second keynote speaker

ICSID secretary-general to close LIDW core conference as it announces hosts for 2024 International Arbitration Day

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BMW wades into dispute between Irish patent monetiser and its litigation funder

German car maker says it is still owed costs from one of the parties in a series of patent infringement actions

Skadden secures rare investor-state arbitration award annulment for client in dispute with Iraq

ICSID upholds challenge by Kuwaiti business after first instance tribunal awarded against it

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Gateley and Fidal target African disputes with senior arbitration hires

Perenami Momodu joins Gateley from Aelex Legal, while Manuel Tomas joins Fidal from Foley Hoag

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Allen & Overy partner departs to head up Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Joanne Lau appointed secretary general as incumbent returns to CMS as local managing partner

Jern-Fei Ng becomes first King’s Counsel to join a Malaysian law firm

Arbitration specialist signs up with Lim Chee Wee Partnership as a registered foreign lawyer

Signature signs up former Dechert arbitration partner in Paris

Philip Dunham was a member of the 13-strong arbitration team which quit Dechert last month

Court of Appeal’s historic ruling on mediation heralds “new era of positive change”

Campaigners have welcomed ruling that ends 20-year precedent preventing courts from ordering mediation

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Court of Appeal gives judges green light to order parties into mediation

Eagerly awaited judgment welcomed by arbitration and mediation bodies

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