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

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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Dechert’s Paris international arbitration team to spin out as local boutique

Departure of 13-strong team is being put down to a strategy shift by Dechert

EUIPO mediation centre launched

Service aims to settle IP disputes in a single process avoiding the expense and complexity of litigation

Arbitration survey highlights concern over use of AI for legal texts and adjudications

Report highlights growing awareness of AI’s benefits, but flags need for regulation and disclosure

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Legal profession welcomes bill set to underscore London as leading arbitration hub

Bill implementing reform to Arbitration Act 1996 praised by arbitration professionals, but Bar Council hits back over underfunding of court system

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Navigating arbitration in the age of sanctions: challenges and opportunities

Arbitration’s impartiality and adaptability make it well suited to addressing the challenges posed by sanctions, writes Vail Dispute Resolution’s Tomas Vail

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Will judge’s ‘withering attack’ on $11bn arbitration award against Nigeria lead to more interventionist tribunals?

Mr Justice Knowles’ ‘forensic examination’ of case welcomed, but reforming rules for high-value investor state disputes may be hard

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Morgan Lewis and Addleshaw Goddard bolster Dubai disputes offerings with partner hires from Al Tamimi, Clifford Chance

Sara Aranjo joins Morgan Lewis to lead arbitration practice in Africa and Middle East as Arun Visweswaran moves over to Addleshaw Goddard from Clifford Chance

Quinn Emanuel secures King & Wood Mallesons partner duo for UAE launch

Litigation giant hires KWM Dubai office head plus another partner to set up shop in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Stewarts adds Norton Rose Fulbright partner in London to head international arbitration team

Leading disputes boutique confirms arrival of Sherina Petit after nearly 15 years at NRF

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Quinn Emanuel boosts London partner ranks with raid on Cadwalader

Hire of arbitration specialist Melis Acuner brings litigation firm’s UK partner count to 28

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Arbitration partner exits Kirkland & Ellis in London for disputes boutique

Signature Litigation announces 20% revenue hike as Philipp Kurek joins after 14 years at US giant

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‘The art of the possible’ - arbitration specialists welcome targeted proposals to reform UK’s Arbitration Act

England and Wales Law Commission acknowledges ‘root and branch reform is not needed or wanted’ to 1996 legislation

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Pérez-Llorca boosts New York arm with hire of arbitration specialist from White & Case

Arrival of Felipe Nazar as a partner adds disputes to office’s capabilities in corporate and tax

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