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Lamb leaves Debevoise for Latham

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-27 11:41

Sophie Lamb is leaving Debevoise & Plimpton after eight years to head the development of Latham & Watkins’ international arbitration practice in London.

Shell takes Nigerian oil award to New York

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-27 11:25

An oil consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell has applied to a US court to enforce a US$1.4 billion award against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, four years after a court in Abuja ordered the suspension of the underlying arbitration.

SIAC marks silver jubilee with new rules

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-27 08:13

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has marked its 25th anniversary by unveiling a new set of arbitration rules.

GAR Live lookback: force majeure and the impossibility to perform – shades of grey

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-27 07:23

Force majeure clauses don’t change much contract to contract – yet national laws can differ widely on the same. Should force majeure clauses always be interpreted the same way – or is that simply impossible? This and other fundamental questions for oil and gas players were debated in detail by Philippe Pinsolle and his panel at GAR Live Energy Disputes 2015.

"A judicial land grab"? GAR Live reacts to Lord Chief Justice's proposal

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:43

The latest GAR Live London saw delegates react to the proposal of the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales that the courts’ power to review points of law in international arbitration be expanded so that the development of the common law in the commercial field is not stifled.

Kirby issues emergency order in Mexican port dispute

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-26 09:38

Paris-based arbitrator Jennifer Kirby has issued an order under the ICC’s emergency arbitrator procedure in favour of Mexican construction group ICA in a dispute over a terminated contract to build a port terminal.

GAR Live London: in pictures

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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"

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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".

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