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GAR Live London: in pictures

Thu, 2016-05-26 08:43

GAR Live London was held on 18 May at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and was co-chaired by Sylvia Noury of Freshfields and Jason Fry of Clifford Chance. Photos of the event are now available.

Egyptian gas claims clear hurdle

Wed, 2016-05-25 13:17

An ICSID tribunal has ruled that the pursuit of claims worth US$7 billion by a group of gas investors against Egypt in multiple arbitrations is not an abuse of process but that some of their treaty claims can only be brought in one forum.

Liberia not liable for award against state entity

Wed, 2016-05-25 09:08

A US appeal court has blocked an Israel-based contractor’s attempt to make Liberia pay out on a US$44 million award rendered against its national port authority.

HSF partner moves firms in Australia

Wed, 2016-05-25 08:21

Bronwyn Lincoln, who led the international arbitration group of Australian law firm Freehills before it became part of Herbert Smith Freehills in 2012, has left the merged firm to join Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Melbourne.

SICC hands down first judgment

Tue, 2016-05-24 12:11

The Singapore International Commercial Court has handed down its first judgment in a dispute arising from Indonesian coal production – with the jury still out on whether the court will challenge the dominant position of international arbitration in Singapore.

Schwebel criticises EU act of "appeasement"

Tue, 2016-05-24 10:41

Leading US arbitrator Stephen M Schwebel has criticised the European Commission's proposal to replace investor-state arbitration with a permanent investment court, calling it "appeasement" of critics which creates a risk of bias in favour of states.

DLA Piper hires new partner in Dubai and promotes two others

Tue, 2016-05-24 08:19

Middle Eastern construction disputes specialist Ramsey Jurdi has joined the partnership of DLA Piper’s Dubai office, while the firm has promoted Paul Smith in London and May Ng in Hong Kong.

AES moves to enforce Argentine gas exports award

Mon, 2016-05-23 13:34

Argentina’s national oil and gas company YPF is facing US enforcement proceedings after an ICC tribunal ordered it to pay US$504 million plus interest for breaching contracts relating to the export of natural gas to Brazil.

King & Spalding names new Asia disputes head

Mon, 2016-05-23 09:50

King and Spalding’s deputy head of international arbitration Wade Coriell is relocating from Houston to Singapore to lead the firm’s Asia disputes practice – replacing John Savage, who will now divide his time between Singapore and London.

Mattos Filho makes up new partner

Mon, 2016-05-23 06:30

Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa, a regional coordinator for the ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum, has been promoted to the partnership at Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga in Rio de Janeiro.

States propose intra-EU multilateral investment agreement

Fri, 2016-05-20 12:08

Five European states have proposed a single intra-EU multilateral investment agreement to replace nearly 200 bilateral investment treaties between member states, with disputes subject to arbitration under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Samsung and Alcoa clash over Saudi aluminium project

Fri, 2016-05-20 11:59

New York-listed metals company Alcoa has told a US court that a lawsuit accusing it of “egregious corporate misconduct” in connection with a US$1 billion construction project in Saudi Arabia must be resolved through arbitration.

CIETAC advises on third-party funding in Hong Kong

Fri, 2016-05-20 09:25

CIETAC’s Hong Kong Arbitration Centre has unveiled draft guidelines on third-party funding following a recent push to permit it in the special administrative region.

Myanmar ambassador to London accepts GAR award

Fri, 2016-05-20 07:25

On behalf of the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar, the country's ambassador to London has accepted a GAR award for "jurisdiction that has made great progress in international arbitration".

“Media war” fears lead to gagging order in Estonian water dispute

Thu, 2016-05-19 12:20

UPDATED. An ICSID tribunal has prohibited a water utility company from publishing documents relating to its €90 million claim against Estonia, as the parties accuse one another of engaging in a media war.

ICC reveals practices for calculating arbitrators’ fees

Thu, 2016-05-19 08:13

For the first time, the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris has divulged its practices for calculating arbitrators’ fees and said it will exercise greater discretion when allocating them between tribunal members in absence of any agreement.

Third LCIA award in Ukrainian mall dispute

Thu, 2016-05-19 07:15

Clifford Chance’s Audley Sheppard QC, sitting as sole arbitrator, has ordered a British Virgin Islands company that took steps “deliberately to dissipate and misappropriate” a stake in a Ukrainian shopping centre to transfer ownership of the mall.

New regional reps for LCIA-YIAG

Thu, 2016-05-19 07:09

The LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group has announced its latest set of regional representatives.

The Pledge

Wed, 2016-05-18 08:00

Today’s GAR Live London saw the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, a call for the international arbitration community to commit to increase, on an equal opportunity basis, the number of women appointed as arbitrators.

Noury: "We owe it to women and the future of the law"

Wed, 2016-05-18 05:47

GAR reproduces Sylvia Noury's speech at the launch of The Pledge.