Diplomat joins BakerHostetler in US

After nearly eight years as a diplomat for the US Department of State, Jeffry Duffy has joined the Philadelphia office of BakerHostetler as a specialist in complex commercial litigation and international disputes, including international antitrust arbitration.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33092/

IBA to approve revised guidelines on conflicts of interest

The International Bar Association is poised to approve revisions to its Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration, including new provisions dealing with third-party funding.

The new guidelines were unveiled at the IBA’s annual conference in Tokyo

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33087/

UK court maintains freeze on miner's Zambian assets

A UK court has maintained a worldwide freezing order on the Zambian assets of copper mining company Konkola, in support of three LCIA awards worth US$54 million.

The Nchanga mine in Zambia is owned by Konkola

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33085/

Is Asia ahead of the game?

Which are the most innovative and disappointing jurisdictions in Asia when it comes to international arbitration; and what have been the most important decisions and institutional developments in the region in the past year? Delegates at GAR Live Hong Kong shared their views.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33083/

What you missed from the Swiss

Two significant judgments handed down by Switzerland’s highest court on the same day – one in French, one in German – show it entertaining wider grounds for the annulment of interim awards than previously; while a third ruling sets forth a new approach to the extension of arbitration clauses to non-signatories.

Switzerland

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33079/

Hong Kong ball helps the disabled to sail

Physically and mentally disabled Hongkongers will be able to take to the waters thanks to money raised by the the third Hong Kong Arbitration Ball, which included a keynote speech by Lord Goldsmith QC on the territory’s neutrality as a seat of arbitration and adherence to the rule of law during the recent pro-democracy protests.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33077/

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