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Michael Fabiano: the man who'll sing in Mauritius

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-05 18:58

Along with addresses by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, delegates at the ICCA Congress in Mauritius will hear a musical recital by renowned American opera singer Michael Fabiano. GAR met him at the Royal Opera House in London before Christmas, as he prepared for a role in Tchaikovksy's Eugene Onegin.

Russian republic brings treaty claim against Ukraine

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-05 11:21

The Russian republic of Tatarstan has filed a US$300 million treaty claim against Ukraine over the state’s alleged complicity in the takeover of an oil refinery, as claims brought against Russia by Ukrainian investors in Crimea progress in The Hague.

BVI judge shows pro-arbitration stance

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-05 07:49

Justice Barry Leon, a Canadian arbitrator turned commercial judge in the British Virgin Islands, has affirmed his own and the territory’s pro-arbitration stance by ruling that the party did not waive its right to seek arbitration when it filed a court claim in ignorance of an arbitration agreement.

Forgery allegation fails to halt enforcement in Hong Kong

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-05 04:14

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has refused to halt the enforcement of an award rendered in Kuala Lumpur despite a coal supplier’s allegation that it was obtained through use of forged documents.

German institution to revise rules

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-04 16:01

The German Institution of Arbitration – DIS – has announced the launch of a process to revise its arbitration rules, as part of a general drive to modernise.

India ordered to send Italian marine home

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-04 12:17

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ordered that an Italian marine detained in India for more than four years should be allowed to return home out of “considerations of humanity”, pending the outcome of a sensitive inter-state arbitration relating to the killing of two fishermen.

Geneva-based professor joins Matrix

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-04 06:10

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, former senior counsel at the World Bank and law professor at the University of Geneva, has joined Matrix Chambers in London.

Serbia turns to CAS after Kosovo joins UEFA

Global Arbitration Review - Wed, 2016-05-04 04:00

Serbia has said it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne following UEFA’s decision to formally recognise Kosovo and its football federation.

Ghana taken to ICSID over gold mine occupation

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-03 11:58

South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti has filed an ICSID claim against Ghana – accusing the state of withdrawing military protection from a gold mine and allowing illegal miners to take control.

Debevoise promotes in New York and London

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-03 07:58

Debevoise & Plimpton has named seven new partners, including two in its international dispute resolution group, Ina Popova in New York and Patrick Taylor in London.

Attempt to enforce Guinea award in the US continues, after “repugnant” set aside

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-03 07:11

A subsidiary of French logistics group NCT Necotrans is pressing ahead with its attempts to enforce a €38.5 million OHADA award against Guinea in the US, branding the decision of a West African regional court decision to set aside the award “repugnant to fundamental notions of what is decent and just”.

Curtis launches in Geneva with IA focus

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-03 04:48

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle is relocating two practitioners and hiring a third to develop the firm’s international arbitration group in its newest office – Geneva.

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.

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