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"Welcome to AfrICCA"

Global Arbitration Review - Mon, 2016-05-09 10:14

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 09:09

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 06:14

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 03:00

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 12:14

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 08:14

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 01:41

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 01:00

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.

Michael Fabiano: the man who'll sing in Mauritius

Global Arbitration Review - Thu, 2016-05-05 17:58

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 10:21

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 06:49

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 03:14

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 15:01

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 11:17

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 05:10

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 03:00

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 10:58

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 06:58

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 06:11

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 03:48

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.

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