November 2013 – James Hosking commented on the new set of rules introduced by The American Arbitration Association and its international arm, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, allowing parties to appeal arbitral awards to an internal appellate tribunal in an article by Global Arbitration Review. The article explores the impact of this development, and how parties may take advantage of it. For more information about these changes, please visit Global Arbitration Review’s website.
October 2013 – Partner James Hosking participated in a panel debating the role of third parties in the international arbitration process at this year’s International Bar Association Annual Meeting in Boston. James moderated a group of international arbitration specialists from around the world focusing on different strategies for using tribunal-appointed experts.
May 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey has been recognized once again by Chambers USA as a leading firm in the areas of International Arbitration and Insurance and Reinsurance. Recognizing the experience of our team, Chambers praised our commitment and flexibility in meeting our clients’ needs, and described one of our strengths as our “courage in approaching difficult cases.”
Several lawyers were singled out for their expertise, including Peter Chaffetz who was ranked in Band 1 and 2 for his experience in Reinsurance and Insurance Dispute Resolution respectively. David Lindsey and James Hosking’s experience representing clients before the world’s major arbitral tribunals was recognized once again. The firm was particularly pleased to see two of its talented lawyers, Counsel Yasmine Lahlou and Senior Associate Karen Baswell, highlighted for their growing experience and reputations.
Chambers USA is an independent guide to the legal market in the United States. Chambers has been publishing reviews on the global legal industry for over 20 years. For more information about these results, please click here to go to their website.
April 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey Partner James Hosking recently participated in an NYU seminar on Construction and Infrastructure Arbitration. James was part of a panel that looked at the institutional framework for arbitration for construction and infrastructure disputes, and explored the challenges of keeping these arbitrations simple in the face of increased complexity of projects and claims.
James has considerable experience helping clients in the construction and infrastructure sectors to avoid and resolve disputes involving parties and projects in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
March 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey has been short-listed once again for International Arbitration team of the year by the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2013. The Awards recognize outstanding law firms based on research carried out for Chambers USA and reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in their field and notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
For more information about this year’s nominees, please click here.
December 2012 – Partner James Hosking was recently quoted in an article entitled “Outbound in full sail” in the latest issue of China Business Law Journal. The article explores China’s evolving outbound investment strategy both in terms of the markets and industries that are being targeted. James comments on the regulatory scrutiny faced by Chinese investors in the United States, and the potential options available to those whose investments are blocked.
James recently participated in two separate panel discussions in Hong Kong, including GAR Live, that contemplated similar issues surrounding Chinese outbound investment.
November 2012 – Partner James Hosking is quoted in a new article in Global Arbitration Review on trends in Chinese outbound investment around the world, and the dispute resolution options available to parties when disputes arise. The article touches on many of the themes discussed by the panelists at the recent GAR Live conference in Hong Kong in October on the same topic. James, one the panelists at that event, explores the investment environment for Chinese companies in the United States and the potential protection afforded under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for Chinese state-owned enterprises. This is an important issue given the role state-owned enterprises are playing in China’s “go-out” strategy.
James also comments on the latest generation of Chinese bilateral investment treaties (BITs), including the stalled negotiations for a China-US BIT. To read the article in full please click here.
November 2012 – Chaffetz Lindsey has been recognized in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm received a Tier 1 ranking for Arbitration in New York, and placed in Tier 2 and Tier 3 in the national rankings for International Arbitration – Governmental and International Arbitration – Commercial respectively.
This is the third edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings published by Best Lawyers, a thirty year old peer-review publication focused on the legal profession, covering every legal market in the United States. To learn more about their rankings, please go to their website https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
September 2012 – Chaffetz Lindsey Partner James Hosking was on the faculty of the 10th annual IBA-ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference. The conference was attended by around 200 lawyers, many of whom focus on Latin America related arbitration work.
James was co-director of the “tertulia” sessions on the opening day. The popular tertulia format allowed attendees to contribute their views in Spanish, Portuguese and English on certain hot topics in international arbitration, which were then reported back to the entire conference by James and his co-reporter. This year’s topic covered, first, the debate on whether institutional appointment of arbitrators should be preferred over the party appointment, and second, whether there should be an ethical code for arbitration counsel.
For more information on the event, please see www.adr.org.
June 2012 – Chaffetz Lindsey Partner James Hosking spoke as part of a recent Swedish Arbitration Association panel on the developing trend of emergency arbitration. In recent years, a number of arbitration institutions have added emergency arbitration rules, and the panel explored this trend from the perspective of both claimant and respondent. James considered the range of options available to a respondent faced with an application for an emergency arbitrator. Click here to read more about this panel.
June 2012 – Chaffetz Lindsey and its lawyers have been recognized once again by Chambers USA in their 2012 edition released on June 7. The firm’s Insurance/Reinsurance and International Arbitration practices have been ranked in Band 2 and 4 respectively, both moving up the rankings this year. Partners Peter Chaffetz, David Lindsey and James Hosking are all recognized, while Associate Karen Baswell is identified as an Associate to Watch. Clients of the firm interviewed for the survey describe “the quality of services as excellent, and the value derived from the services [render it] superior”.
Chambers USA is an independent guide to the legal market in the United States. Chambers has been publishing directories on the legal industry around the world for over 20 years. For more information about these results, please click here to go to their website.
June 2012 – Chaffetz Lindsey Partner James Hosking and Senior Associate Matthew Draper analyze the recent Hong Kong Court of Appeal decision Gao Haiyan v. Keeneye Holdings Ltd in the Spring issue of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association journal. In that case, the Court upheld a Chinese arbitral award that was allegedly tainted by the appearance of bias because the arbitrators had performed dual roles as arbitrators and mediators over the course of the arbitration. James and Matthew consider the cultural issues associated with med-arb practices, particularly as the Court held that an enforcement court should look to local med-arb practices at the seat of arbitration when deciding whether enforcing the award would violate that forum’s public policy.