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James Hope receives three international awards

September 27, 2019

Vinge’s Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Stockholm, James Hope, has been appointed as a new member of the London Court of International Arbitration as well as arbitrator in the international panel of the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He has also been ranked as a “Thought Leader” by the ranking guide WWL.

James Hope has recently been elected as a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), one of the world’s leading arbitration institutes. The award entails being a part of the organization and its operations as well as participating in decisions in relation to the institute’s rules and operations. The LCIA’s main task is to appoint arbitrators for the disputes which are managed by the institute as well as to otherwise administer the disputes. The engagement commenced in June and James will hold the engagement for a period of five years. 

James Hope has extensive experience in both Swedish and English court proceedings and arbitration, and the award is an acknowledgement of James’s role as a leading arbitration expert on the international stage. Previously, he was a board member of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce during the years 2013‑2018.

James has recently also been elected as arbitrator for the international panel of the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). The institute constitutes the international division of the United States arbitration institute, the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

In another nomination, James has been appointed as a “Thought Leader”, i.e. one of the world’s leading arbitration lawyers, by Who’s Who Legal, which annually evaluates and ranks the top experts and business law firms on the international stage. The guide is based on independent evaluations and research.  

European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance

The European Commission has recently issued three opinions regarding the interpretation of asset freeze provisions in certain sanctions legislation pertaining to Central African Republic, Ukraine, Libya and Syria. The opinions are also of relevance for other sanctions regimes which provide for the same or similar restrictions. Therefore, their practical relevance goes far beyond the sanctions regimes in the context of which they were issued and they therefore provide for helpful guidance regarding the required thresholds for sanctions compliance generally.
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Vinge contributing to International Comparative Legal Guides

Vinge’s specialists within Maritime and Transport law have been requested to contribute with a chapter explaining the Swedish legislative framework in relation to maritime law in the International Comparative Legal Guides, ICLG.
August 20, 2021

New partners and counsels appointed at Vinge’s Stockholm office

Advokat Sofie Bjärtun, advokat Rikard Lindahl, advokat Malin Malm Waerme and advokat Daniel Wendelsson at Vinge’s Stockholm office have been appointed as new partners as of 1 January 2022. The following lawyers have been elected as counsels at Vinge’s Stockholm office: Advokat Stojan Arnerstål, advokat Amanda Knutsson, advokat Jolene Reimerson, advokat Linnéa Sellström and advokat Filip Öhrner.
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