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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".

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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - 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

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-19 07:09

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

The Pledge

Global Arbitration Review - 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"

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-18 05:47

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

Strong early support for the Pledge

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-18 05:33

The Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, an initiative to increase the number of female arbitrators, had 260 signatories this morning before its launch at GAR Live London.

The baseline: gender diversity on tribunals at the end of 2015

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-18 05:19

In preparation for the launch of the Pledge, steering committee member Lucy Greenwood of Norton Rose Fulbright compiled data on the appointment of women arbitrators at different institutions last year – providing a baseline against which progress can be measured.

Ecuador held liable again over windfall oil profits levy

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-17 12:27

An UNCITRAL tribunal has ordered Ecuador to pay more than US$30 million to US company Murphy Oil after ruling that the state’s 99 per cent levy on windfall oil profits breached a bilateral investment treaty.

DLA Piper promotes counsel on both sides of the Channel

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-17 09:57

DLA Piper has promoted four international arbitration specialists to counsel level in Paris and London, including its global practice manager and lawyers who have done key work for Moldova and Gazprom.

From Iceland to Mauritius: Young ICCA co-chair makes debut

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-17 09:50

Icelandic lawyer Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson took to the stage at the ICCA Congress in Mauritius last week as the newly elected co-chair of Young ICCA, which now has 3,000 members worldwide.

Bae Kim & Lee recruits from SIAC

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-17 08:33

Julia Ji-Yeon Yu has joined South Korean firm Bae Kim & Lee after more than three years as counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, where she saw a record number of cases registered in her last year.

Argentina to settle more treaty awards

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-16 13:07

Continuing a recent trend of settling investor disputes, Argentina has announced it will pay US$217 million to satisfy two investment treaty awards – including one that gave rise to high-profile US Supreme Court proceedings.

Rowley: London arbitration under attack

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-16 11:51

J William Rowley QC, an arbitrator at 20 Essex Street in London and chairman of the LCIA board, responds to a recent lecture by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Thomas, calling for greater court oversight of international arbitration.

Japanese drugmaker wins damages over Indian M&A

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-16 10:33

An ICC tribunal has ordered the former owners of an Indian pharmaceutical company to pay US$525 million to a Japanese buyer that accused them of concealing information about a drug safety probe ahead of a share purchase.

PCA publishes Philip Morris v Australia award

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-16 09:03

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has published a redacted version of an award from last year that dismissed a controversial multibillion-dollar treaty claim by tobacco group Phillip Morris over Australia’s plain-packaging legislation.

EDF defeats claims by German federal state

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-13 13:01

France's EDF International has defeated claims over the controversial sale of its stake in a power company to the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg after an ICC tribunal ruled that there was no state aid involved and that the claims were an abuse of European law.

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