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DLA Piper promotes counsel on both sides of the Channel

Global Arbitration Review - Tue, 2016-05-17 08:57

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 08:50

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 07:33

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 12:07

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 10:51

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 09:33

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 08:03

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 12:01

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.

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

Global Arbitration Review - Fri, 2016-05-13 09:02

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 06:55

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 08:11

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 03:23

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 01:30

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 10:20

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 10:00

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 09:18

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 10:23

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 10:20

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 10:08

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 09:31

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”.

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