HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS PROMOTES THREE ARBITRATION PARTNERS, THREE COUNSEL

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted nine Disputes lawyers to its partnership out of a total of 34 worldwide. The promotions in the Disputes practice, which take effect on 1 May 2021, span across the firm’s international network. Of these new partners, three are arbitration specialists, reflecting the strength and importance of the arbitration practice area … Read more

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LLP CONTRIBUTES TO LEXOLOGY GTDT 2022

Craig Tevendale, Vanessa Naish and Liz Kantor have contributed to the latest edition of Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through chapter on Arbitration in the United Kingdom. This quick reference guide enables a side-by-side comparison of local insights on arbitration in various jurisdictions, including on matters such as applicable laws, prominent arbitration institutions, constitution of the … Read more

INSIDE ARBITRATION ISSUE #13 PERSPECTIVES ON CROSS-BORDER DISPUTES

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Inside Arbitration.  We are delighted to share with you the latest interactive issue of this publication from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice. 2022 opened with continued uncertainty in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. This has tested all of our resilience, which has never been a more … Read more

DELOS LAUNCHES OPEN ACCESS ARBITRATOR DATABASE TO IMPROVE DIVERSITY

Independent arbitration institution Delos has created a free, open access database of arbitrators, in a bid to increase the pool of arbitrators and foster diversity in appointments. The database is open to all at no cost, and any arbitrator can post a profile – no previous appointments are required. Arbitrators can choose the information they … Read more

RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE: THE ARBITRATION ACT 1996 AT 25

On 31 January 2022, HSF’s Paula Hodges QC participated in a debate celebrating 25 years of the English Arbitration Act as part of the “Arbitration Act 1996 at 25” conference. A recording of the debate, “This House believes that the Arbitration Act 1996 remains best in class”, alongside presentations made at the conference, can now … Read more

LCAM-HSF SURVEY ON COMPULSORY MEDIATION

Following the success of the 2020 LCAM-HSF Mediation in Arbitration survey, we are delighted to announce that Herbert Smith Freehills is again joining with the London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation to conduct a new study on attitudes to compulsory mediation in litigation and arbitration. Read more