Freshfields partner to join Singapore arbitration court

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Freshfields partner to join Singapore arbitration court
Freshfields partner Nigel Blackaby is to join the Court of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre for a two-year term.

The Washington-based lawyer is head of the firm’s international arbitration practice and has more than 25 years’ experience in international arbitration, especially natural resource disputes and investment arbitration.

“Nigel is recognised as an undisputed leader in his field, and we are delighted that he will be part of such a prominent international arbitral institution,” commented Freshfields’ new regional managing partner Georgia Dawson.

“We are also looking forward to him spending more time in Asia with members of our leading international arbitration practice, led by Nicholas Lingard, which handles some of the world’s largest and most complex investor state and commercial mandates in the region,” she added.

Global firm hires tech leader for new eDiscovery tool
Eversheds Sutherland’s 700 disputes and investigations lawyers will have access to a new eDiscovery platform due to a new partnership.

The global law firm has partnered with OpenText to provide clients with a faster and more accurate review of electronically stored information using powerful data analytics, predictive coding, and interactive data visualisation tools.

To roll out the new technology, ES/Locate, the firm has hired Enzo Lisciotto as its head of litigation technology. Based in London, he joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Aussie firm boosts fundraising for Cyclone Debbie communities
Communities impacted by Cyclone Debbie will benefit from a “turbo-charged” fundraising drive by law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

The firm’s partners will match all donations from its employees dollar-for-dollar while NAB is matching the total donations raised by the firm, meaning that employee contributions will be quadrupled.

 “The destruction caused by Cyclone Debbie is immense and has been devastating for many communities, businesses and families from the Whitsundays to the New South Wales border,” said Corrs Partner and Chairman of Pro Bono, Jeremy King.

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