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Lord Goldsmith responds to Chilcot findings

Wed, 2016-07-06 14:12

Leading international arbitration practitioner Lord Goldsmith QC has responded to the findings of the Chilcot report concerning events leading to the UK's 2003 invasion of Iraq, when he was Attorney General in the government of Tony Blair.

Blood plasma enforcement bid can go ahead, US appeal court says

Tue, 2016-06-21 12:04

An appeal court in Washington, DC has said a supplier of blood plasma for medical use can seek to enforce a US$200 million award against the Czech Republic, the latest development in a 20-year dispute.

Montenegro arbitration stayed for lack of purpose

Tue, 2016-06-21 11:22

A Russian bank’s LCIA claim against an insolvent aluminium smelting company in Montenegro has ended, a year after the English High Court ruled the arbitration served no purpose.

Singapore event marks ASA’s move into Asia

Tue, 2016-06-21 04:30

The Swiss Arbitration Association has celebrated the launch of a Southeast Asia chapter in Singapore – the body’s first regional branch.

Kaufmann-Kohler offers roadmap for reform, with Mauritius Convention as model

Mon, 2016-06-20 14:10

In new research for UNCITRAL, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler looks at possibilities for a reformed investor-state arbitration framework involving a permanent investment tribunal or appeal body – or both – and whether the “opt-in” Mauritius Convention might provide a useful model for getting states to participate.

Pineapple claim bears fruit in Miami

Mon, 2016-06-20 11:44

A Miami-seated ICC tribunal has awarded Florida-based fruit company Fresh Del Monte Produce US$32 million in damages after a Costa Rican supplier sold pineapples grown from its seed and stock to competitors.

Modelo takes crown in beer dispute

Mon, 2016-06-20 08:16

Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo has won an ICC arbitration with Guatemalan partners who sold imitation Corona beers in the US and Australia – but failed to secure moral damages for alleged harm caused to the brand.

Sinopec takes on Repsol over North Sea oil investment

Fri, 2016-06-17 11:40

China’s state energy company Sinopec has filed a US$5.5 billion claim against Spain’s Repsol in Singapore over an investment in an ailing North Sea oil joint venture.

Gloves off in Austrian-Thai joint venture dispute

Fri, 2016-06-17 09:20

An Austrian company has won an ICC arbitration with Thai partners in a joint venture to produce examination gloves for medical use – but two further Swiss arbitrations and satellite litigation in Austria, Thailand and the US continue.

Mumbai centre unveils new rules

Fri, 2016-06-17 06:35

India’s home-grown Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration is now taking on cases, after its new rules entered into force and its council members were announced on 15 June.

A summer of work for CAS

Fri, 2016-06-17 02:38

Tennis star Maria Sharapova is to appeal her two-year ban for doping offences at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, while today's IAAF vote to ban Russia from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal looks set to generate further work for the court.

Bulgaria faces payout in nuclear plant dispute

Thu, 2016-06-16 12:13

State-owned Russian nuclear company Atomstroyexport has won €550 million in damages plus interest from Bulgaria’s national electricity company, after a five-year-long dispute that went to ICC arbitration in Geneva.

Privy Council rejects set aside based on fraud trial evidence

Thu, 2016-06-16 11:43

The UK Privy Council has refused to set aside an LCIA award relating to a share purchase agreement between Russian and British Virgin Islands' companies, saying that evidence that emerged in a fraud trial after the arbitration would not have affected the outcome.

ICC announces new court members in São Paulo

Thu, 2016-06-16 06:08

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has today appointed 16 new court members from 14 countries, during a meeting of the ICC World Council in São Paulo.

Failed NAFTA claimant seeks set-aside in DC

Wed, 2016-06-15 13:44

A US renewable energy investor that lost a NAFTA claim against Canada earlier this year has applied to have the award set aside, alleging that two of the arbitrators showed improper deference to the conduct of Ontario authorities.

ArbitralWomen unveils latest board

Wed, 2016-06-15 11:59

ArbitralWomen has revealed its new board, a mix of newcomers and returning members who will continue the group’s work of helping to overcome trends of gender bias and promote equality and diversity in international arbitration.

Scherer resolves medical technology dispute

Wed, 2016-06-15 11:48

Lalive partner Matthias Scherer has issued an award as sole arbitrator in an LCIA dispute between German and Swedish companies over a deal to distribute technology used in the processing of cancer patients.

Malaysian state fund faces claim over debt bailout - COUNSEL NOW KNOWN

Tue, 2016-06-14 14:31

Embattled Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB has been hit with a US$6.5 billion LCIA claim from a UAE state entity for allegedly reneging on a bailout deal in the wake of a scandal over missing funds.

ICSID claimant’s Kenya director shot dead

Tue, 2016-06-14 11:57

A businessman involved in an ICSID claim against Kenya has been shot dead in Nairobi.

Handover of power at HSF

Tue, 2016-06-14 04:08

Paula Hodges QC has handed leadership of Herbert Smith Freehills' London international arbitration group to partner Craig Tevendale, while retaining control of the global group.