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“Monkeys fighting over bread”: Indian court lifts anti-arbitration injunctions

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-13 10:02

UPDATED: The Delhi High Court has lifted injunctions that restrained two foreign-seated UNCITRAL arbitrations brought by oil companies against India – while deploring the parties’ continued disagreement over whether one of the cases is seated in Kuala Lumpur or London.

ICC stats for 2015 feature data on women arbitrators

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-13 07:55

The ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris has unveiled its 2015 caseload statistics – including its first-ever published data on female arbitrators.

Italian arbitrator disqualified after bribery challenge

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-12 09:11

An Italian arbitrator accused of taking a bribe to determine the outcome of a €3 billion dispute between a US insurer and its former business partner has been removed from the case by a court in Milan.

Food for thought for Venezuela after family business files third claim

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-12 04:23

Venezuela is facing a third investment treaty claim over the alleged expropriation of a prominent family’s assets in the country’s food industry.

Robert von Mehren 1923-2016

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-12 02:30

Robert von Mehren, a pioneer of international arbitration and mentor of leading figures in the field, has died at the age of 93.

Know your limits, Lord Hoffmann warns arbitrators

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-11 11:20

Arbitrators perform an honourable part in the promotion of economic growth and human happiness by peacefully and effectively resolving disputes, but must observe the limits of their role, warned Lord Hoffmann in an address at the ICCA Congress in Mauritius.

HKIAC secretary general joins Skadden

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-11 11:00

Chiann Bao, who has built the profile of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre as secretary general for the past six years, is to return to private practice at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in Hong Kong.

PCA counsel to succeed HKIAC's Bao

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-11 10:18

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has named the longest serving senior legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration as the successor to departing secretary general Chiann Bao.

Time to “relocalise” arbitration in Africa, ICCA told

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-10 11:23

International arbitration’s contribution to the rule of law in Africa is being hindered by the reluctance of parties to use local arbitral institutions or appoint African arbitrators, Somalian judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf told the ICCA Congress in Mauritius yesterday.

Intra-EU BITs to get their day in court

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-10 11:20

Slovakia has succeeded in referring the legality of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties to the European Court of Justice, as part of its bid to stop Dutch insurer Achmea from enforcing a €22 million UNCITRAL award.

From the Alps to the Alborz: Python & Peter opens in Tehran

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-10 11:08

After years of representing Iranian clients in international disputes, Python & Peter has become the first Swiss law firm to open in Tehran, with partner Homayoon Arfazadeh to oversee arbitration work.

Platini resigns after CAS tribunal upholds football ban

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-10 10:31

UEFA president Michel Platini has resigned after a tribunal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport refused to overturn his ban from “all football-related activities” – calling his conduct “not ethical or loyal”.

"Welcome to AfrICCA"

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-09 11:14

The first ICCA Congress to be held in Africa is under way in Mauritius, where delegates have heard from speakers including UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and Nobel laureate Mohammed ElBaradei.

Casino investor comes back to table, plays new hand

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-09 10:09

A casino investor has made a new attempt to revive a US$1 billion treaty claim against Laos on the basis of an alleged breach of a 2014 settlement agreement, also filing a fresh US$200 million ICSID claim over the state's conduct since the settlement was concluded.

Former Winston & Strawn practice head joins LA firm

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-09 07:14

The former co-chair of Winston & Strawn's international arbitration practice, Mark Bravin, has joined the Washington, DC office of a Los Angeles firm.

Two new counsel for Allen & Overy

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-09 04:00

Allen & Overy has made two new counsel: Ignacio Madalena in Washington, DC and Lucia Raimanová, who is soon to move from London to Bratislava to build the firm’s central European practice.

Montenegro wins first ICSID case

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-06 13:14

Montenegro has prevailed in a dispute with Netherlands-registered investors in a bankrupt steel plant that was filed just months after the state signed the ICSID Convention in 2012.

BLP practice head moves to Hogan Lovells

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-06 09:14

Kent Phillips, who for the past two years has led the international arbitration practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner from Singapore, is to join the local branch of Hogan Lovells.

Africanising arbitration

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-06 02:41

With the ICCA Congress looming in Mauritius next week, Africa is coming under the spotlight. An event in London co-organised by ICC UK, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and Shearman & Sterling considered how international arbitration can be “Africanised”.

White & Case/Queen Mary survey ignores ad hoc cases, complains shipping body

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-06 02:00

A gathering to discuss the findings of the latest White & Case/Queen Mary University of London international arbitration survey heard that the London Maritime Arbitrators Association is disappointed by the “limited nature of the survey”, which it says does not reflect the huge number of ad hoc arbitrations in London.

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