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UN International Law Commission candidates named

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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.

Lord Goldsmith responds to Chilcot findings

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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.

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