Lawrence W. Newman has been a partner in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie since 1971, when, together with the late Professor Henry deVries, he founded the litigation department in that office. He is the author/editor of 4 works on international litigation/arbitration.
Michael Burrows, Formerly, Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie, New York.
In October 2005, §7502(c) of the Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) was amended to permit attachments and other preliminary relief in aid of arbitration, both in New York and elsewhere, whether actually initiated at the time of the application or not.
The three years that have passed since the enactment of these changes would seem to be an appropriate interval for an assessment as to how §7502(c) may have changed the ways in which provisional remedies, particularly attachments, have been utilized in connection with international arbitration.