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CMS network welcomes partners in Paris and Dubai

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-03 03:00

CMS has promoted the leader of its litigation and arbitration team in France, Jean-Fabrice Brun, along with another Paris-based disputes practitioner, Olivier Kuhn, and Jeremie Witt in Dubai.

Yukos enforcement battle goes on despite set-aside

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:40

The former majority shareholders in Yukos have set out their position that the annulment of their awards at the seat of arbitration does not affect attempts to enforce in the US, as Russia welcomes a court's refusal to halt construction of a Russian Orthodox cathedral on attached land in Paris.

Ukrainian court told to reconsider emergency award

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-04-29 10:55

A Kiev appeal court that blocked the enforcement of an emergency arbitration award against Ukraine over gas royalties has been ordered to reconsider its ruling – as new counsel come on board for a related Energy Charter Treaty claim.

Judges-turned-arbitrators resist expansion of right to appeal awards

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-04-29 09:28

Two leading judges-turned-arbitrators, including one of the architects of the 1996 Arbitration Act, have resisted a proposal of England's chief justice to revitalise and expand the right to appeal points of law under the act because international arbitration is stifling the development of common law.

Quinn Emanuel client in bribery case must arbitrate fee dispute

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-04-29 08:43

A former oil executive who accepted a plea deal over his participation in a scheme to bribe a Colombian government official has been told he must resolve a fee dispute with his law firm Quinn Emanuel Urqhuart & Sullivan through arbitration.

SCC unveils draft rules allowing for summary disposal

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-04-28 17:00

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a draft of proposed rules to apply from 2017 – which pave the way for summary disposal of claims and include a separate appendix for investor-state cases.

Schellenberg Wittmer adds newly promoted lawyer in Singapore

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-04-28 10:50

Swiss law firm Schellenberg Wittmer has appointed a new counsel and relocated her from Geneva to Singapore to work alongside partner Christopher Boog.

Wolf Theiss welcomes leader of young Austrian group

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-04-28 09:26

The co-chair of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners Valentina Wong has joined the Vienna office of Wolf Theiss after four years at Torggler.

Hanotiau award gets platinum treatment

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-04-27 12:40

A US court has recognised a US$200 million award issued by an LCIA tribunal chaired by Belgium’s Bernard Hanotiau, which favoured a South African platinum producer in a dispute over unpaid loans.

New directory promises to raise awareness of Africa expertise

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-04-27 07:53

Africa International Legal Awareness – a non-profit body known for training African lawyers in investment treaty law and international arbitration – has unveiled an online directory featuring practitioners from the continent with expertise in the field.

New directory promises to raise awareness of African expertise

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-04-27 07:53

Africa International Legal Awareness – a non-profit body known for training African lawyers in investment treaty law and international arbitration – has unveiled an online directory featuring practitioners from the continent with expertise in the field.

SIAC recruits from Singapore’s top court

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-04-27 06:00

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has hired Delphine Ho, who previously worked at the Supreme Court of Singapore, as its new registrar, replacing Tan Ai Leen following her move to an in-house role.

Ukrainian practice head switches firm

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-04-27 04:08

Volodymyr Yaremko, who has defended his native Ukraine at ICSID in his role as head of international arbitration at Arzinger Law Office, is moving to rival firm Spenser & Kauffmann to lead its practice as counsel.

Philips wins M&A dispute with Japanese group

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-04-26 11:58

Dutch technology group Philips has won a €135 million award over a collapsed deal to sell off part of its business to a Japanese buyer, following a Dutch law arbitration seated in Amsterdam but heard in Osaka.

Brazilian arbitrator faces Chilean court action

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-04-26 11:09

A group of Chilean investors has brought Santiago court proceedings against a Brazilian sole arbitrator in a bid to quash an ICC award in a dispute over one of South America’s largest solar power plants.

Zuleta to take command in ConocoPhillips case

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-04-26 05:53

Colombian Eduardo Zuleta is to try to put the troubled ICSID arbitration between ConocoPhillips and Venezuela back on track, after being appointed to replace the tribunal’s recently resigned president Kenneth Keith.

Argentina pays out to end sovereign debt claim

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-04-25 12:50

Argentina has paid US$1.35 billion to settle an ICSID claim brought by Italian bondholders, as the state made a historic return to the international capital markets last week after a 15-year absence.

Volterra Fietta promotes first female partner

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-04-25 11:59

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has promoted US lawyer Suzanne Spears to its partnership in London, six months after she joined the firm as counsel.

Judge blocks use of documents in LCIA mining fraud case

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-04-25 11:33

A Guernsey company accused of obtaining mining rights in Guinea through bribery has been refused permission to use confidential documents produced in a lawsuit against it as evidence in a related LCIA arbitration.

Hungary faces new Energy Charter Treaty claim

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-04-22 11:31

Engie, the French power utility formerly known as GDF Suez, has filed an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Hungary over its investment in the country’s gas sector.

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