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Kyrgyzstan creditors can’t seize mining assets, says Canadian court

Thu, 2016-07-14 06:03

A Canadian court has ruled that shares held by a Kyrgyz government-owned mining company cannot be used to satisfy four arbitral awards against the Central Asian state worth a combined US$166 million.

CAS clears Korean swimmer for Rio Olympics

Thu, 2016-07-14 05:04

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan is eligible for selection at this summer’s Olympic Games – after it temporarily suspended a national rule which automatically bans athletes found guilty of doping for three years after their ban expires.

ICC to cut own fees if delays in scrutiny process

Wed, 2016-07-13 13:38

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has introduced new steps in the award scrutiny process to keep parties and tribunals informed and said that administrative fees payable by the parties will be cut by up to 20 per cent if there are unjustifiable delays.

EU law doesn’t trump ECT, says Pellet panel

Wed, 2016-07-13 12:02

An ICSID tribunal chaired by France’s Alain Pellet has ruled that there is no inconsistency between the Energy Charter Treaty’s arbitration provisions and EU law, and that, even if they were in conflict, the ECT would prevail.

Iraq inquiry shows sparks between Wood and Straw

Wed, 2016-07-13 07:43

Arbitration practitioner Sir Michael Wood QC clashed with former UK foreign secretary Jack Straw over the legal basis for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Chilcot report shows.

Cuban-American swaps Costa Rica for Singapore

Wed, 2016-07-13 05:06

Singapore disputes boutique Providence Law Asia has recruited Rocío Pérez from Central American firm Arias & Muñoz, who will focus on international arbitrations between Latin American and Asian parties, as well as asset tracing, economic crimes and regulatory investigations.

South China Sea tribunal favours Philippines

Tue, 2016-07-12 13:07

One of the most politically sensitive international arbitrations to date, over maritime rights in the South China Sea, has ended with a ruling in favour of the Philippines, as China continues to reject the case's legitimacy.

Philippines’ counsel responds to award

Tue, 2016-07-12 12:48

Paul Reichler of Foley Hoag has described the award in the South China Sea case as a “total victory” for his client, the Philippines, and welcome news for other coastal states bordering the sea such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

China rejects award

Tue, 2016-07-12 09:24

In a statement today, China declared the award in the South China Sea arbitration to be “null and void” with “no binding force” and said that it would not accept or recognise the decision.

Uruguay defeats Philip Morris claim

Mon, 2016-07-11 12:13

An ICSID tribunal has rejected a claim by tobacco producer Philip Morris against Uruguay, upholding the state’s right to regulate the packaging of cigarettes on public health grounds.

Dechert hires from Arnold & Porter

Mon, 2016-07-11 10:25

John Roesser is joining Dechert’s international arbitration group in New York after two years as a partner at Arnold & Porter.

Israeli developer held liable in ICC tax dispute

Mon, 2016-07-11 08:58

French real estate company Klépierre has won an ICC award against an Israeli developer and its Dutch subsidiary over liability for a tax penalty imposed by Hungarian authorities.

UN International Law Commission candidates named

Mon, 2016-07-11 04:01

The United Nations has announced the full list of nominees to the International Law Commission for 2017 to 2021, with several prominent international arbitration practitioners among them.

ECJ sides with Sanofi over drug patent award

Fri, 2016-07-08 12:28

An ICC award worth €160 million in favour of pharmaceuticals group Sanofi does not breach EU competition law, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Italian ICSID claimants avoid extradition from UK

Fri, 2016-07-08 10:59

An English criminal court has stayed an extradition proceeding initiated by Albania against two UK-based Italian businessmen, including the owner of London football club Leyton Orient – in line with the ground-breaking order of an ICSID tribunal.

Istanbul’s prospects under the spotlight at GAR Live

Fri, 2016-07-08 09:08

This year’s GAR Live Istanbul on 24 June looked at the prospects for the city’s new arbitration centre and compared its offering to that of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, which administers a high volume of Turkey-related disputes.

Sign CETA as a “mixed” agreement, urges European Commission

Thu, 2016-07-07 12:09

The European Commission has pressed for the swift conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, a trade deal between the European Union and Canada, proposing that it be a “mixed” agreement signed by both it and individual EU member state governments.

Lisbon firm recruits professor

Thu, 2016-07-07 08:36

Portuguese law firm PLMJ has hired Mariana França Gouveia, a practitioner and arbitrator with public and private sector experience and professor of arbitration at a university in the city.

Holman Fenwick Willan hires Hong Kong construction specialist

Thu, 2016-07-07 07:08

Martin Downey, a UK disputes specialist with nearly 30 years of experience in Hong Kong, has joined Holman Fenwick Willan to lead the firm’s construction group in the special administrative region.

Russia appeals Olympic ban at CAS

Thu, 2016-07-07 06:56

The Russian Olympic Committee has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne – as it looks to overturn a decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations to ban the country from competing at this summer’s Olympics because of allegations of doping.