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By Malcolm Simpson, Gwendoline Davies, Nick Lees Parties have been concerned for some time about the length and cost of arbitration, and how these issues can be effectively controlled. This article considers the factors affecting accessibility, how arbitral institutions can help, and how the parties can help themselves; different available tools and innovative solutions that can be deployed […]

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett will bill the US Treasury $300,000 (£174,000) for its role on the government’s $700bn (£405.5bn) financial markets bailout. The fees, stipulated in the US Treasury Department’s contract with the New York firm, equate to approximately $79 (£45.76) per hour in a deal expected to involve 3,760 hours of work over the […]

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