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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.

Venezuela must pay for stay, says committee

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-04-22 09:46

An ICSID annulment committee has refused to lift a stay of enforcement on a US$34 million award in favour of investors in a Caribbean airport – but ordered Venezuela to post an “unconditional and irrevocable” bank guarantee for the full amount of the award plus interest and costs.

Five years of the Scottish Arbitration Centre

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-04-22 05:54

The Scottish Arbitration Centre has celebrated its fifth anniversary with an event in Edinburgh.

LCIA brings speedy end to Russian airline dispute

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-04-22 03:00

A US aviation company has won a US$22 million LCIA award against an insolvent Russian airline within three months of bringing the claim, in an example of the time and cost efficiency of using a sole arbitrator for simpler cases even where one side refuses to participate.

Venezuela ordered to pay US$98 million for cattle farms seizure

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-04-21 17:00

A case that has been on ICSID’s books for a decade has ended, after a tribunal ordered Venezuela to pay a British meat producer US$98 million for the expropriation of a cattle farming business.

“Sham” arbitration court faces DC action

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-04-21 05:33

A Miami-based mortgage loan collector has challenged the jurisdiction of an “unrecognised and illegitimate” arbitral institution called the “International Court of Commerce,” as it seeks an injunction preventing the body from issuing an award.

Clyde & Co promotes three

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-04-21 04:00

Clyde & Co has promoted three new partners whose international arbitration practices span Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America

Funder hires for New York opening

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-04-21 03:22

A pair of disputes practitioners have left their firms to open European third-party funder Therium’s first office in the US.

White & Case and Hanotiau scoop Who’s Who awards

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-04-21 00:04

After leading this year’s GAR 30 with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, White & Case has scooped the arbitration firm of the year award at the 2016 Who’s Who Legal Awards, organised by GAR’s sister publication, while Bernard Hanotiau was named lawyer of the year for arbitration.

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