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Glencore brings claim against Bolivia

Fri, 2016-08-05 12:22

As predicted by GAR four years ago, Glencore International has filed a claim against Bolivia over the May Day nationalisation of a tin and zinc mine.

Alfa venture wins “Russian roulette” order in Turkcell struggle

Fri, 2016-08-05 12:11

In the latest twist in an 11-year-long struggle for control of Turkish mobile company Turkcell, an LCIA tribunal has issued a buy-or-sell order that has been described as “Russian roulette” for oligarch Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group.

International Olympic Committee breached natural justice, rule Rio panels

Fri, 2016-08-05 09:11

In the first arbitral awards of the Rio Olympics, on-site arbitrators have said that the International Olympic Committee breached natural justice when it ruled that Russian athletes cannot compete if they have been sanctioned for doping in the past.

Washington College of Law welcomes Franck

Fri, 2016-08-05 04:50

Susan Franck, a US professor of international dispute resolution and the author of several empirical studies on international arbitration, has joined the faculty of the American University Washington College of Law.

ICC gas storage claim combusts in Vienna

Thu, 2016-08-04 13:18

An ICC tribunal seated in Vienna has rejected a claim brought against Austrian energy company RAG for failing to adjust the terms of a natural gas storage agreement.

Businessman denied damages for Kyrgyzstan shooting

Thu, 2016-08-04 13:07

A businessman linked to London-listed Oxus Gold has failed to win damages from the son of Kyrgyzstan’s former president, who he accuses of shooting him during a dispute over a mine that gave rise to an UNCITRAL arbitration.

ICSID stats show winning streak for investors

Thu, 2016-08-04 12:30

ICSID’s latest caseload report shows a rise in awards in favour of investors, at a time when investor-state dispute settlement is facing unprecedented criticism for perceived anti-state bias.

Another energy claim ignites for Bulgaria

Thu, 2016-08-04 00:08

Czech energy group CEZ has brought an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Bulgaria, a month after the Balkan state lost a dispute with a Russian nuclear company.

US court affirms award set aside in Mexico

Wed, 2016-08-03 11:20

The Second Circuit has affirmed and enforced a US$300 million award in favour of US construction company KBR against Mexico's national oil company Pemex, despite it being set aside in the seat of arbitration, Mexico.

Privy Council upholds Mauritian arbitrator’s award, in appeal from Supreme Court

Wed, 2016-08-03 07:44

The UK Privy Council has upheld the award of a Mauritian arbitrator even though he “mischaracterised” the nature of a standard-form construction contract, and said that a missing transcript from the hearing did not make the award void under a public order rule.

US and Asia-based lawyer joins London chambers

Wed, 2016-08-03 05:30

Dan Tan has joined London barristers’ set Stone Chambers in a bid to increase his work as an arbitrator, while continuing to work as counsel through the eponymous US firm he founded five years ago and its Singapore affiliate.

“A negotiated surrender”: counsel in Belize cases criticises settlement

Tue, 2016-08-02 12:06

In an unexpected development, a senator who was counsel to investors suing his native Belize has called the landmark settlement of the cases last year “a negotiated surrender” that was “not in the interest” of the central American state.

Mexican arbitrator strikes out alone

Tue, 2016-08-02 10:53

After four years at Von Wobeser y Sierra, Victor Ruiz – a former deputy counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration – is leaving the firm to establish his own practice as an arbitrator in Mexico City.

CAS ad hoc division hears first Rio cases

Tue, 2016-08-02 08:30

The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ad hoc division for this summer’s Olympics in Rio has begun hearing its first cases – with the same number of appeals already registered as were heard during the entire London games in 2012.

India's reserve bank blocks Tata-Docomo payout

Mon, 2016-08-01 13:03

India’s central banking institution has blocked a Tata Group company from paying a US$1.17 billion LCIA award to Japanese telecoms company NTT Docomo.

English bar’s disciplinary body clears silk

Mon, 2016-08-01 11:17

Khawar Qureshi QC, an English silk known for his international arbitration and litigation work, has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Bar Standards Board – after he reported himself to the authority in the wake of accusations he misled a court in a freezing order application.

Milan chamber reveals tribunal members

Mon, 2016-08-01 08:58

The Milan Chamber of Arbitration – CAM – has begun disclosing the composition of its arbitral tribunals in a move towards greater transparency, as statistics reveal the increasingly international nature of its caseload.

Swedish woman’s network welcomes new swans

Mon, 2016-08-01 07:22

The SCC Arbitration Institute’s Swedish Women in Arbitration Network – or SWAN – has welcomed new board members.

Romania loses to Italy’s Enel

Fri, 2016-07-29 10:43

Romania has lost a US$1.2 billion ICC claim it brought against Italian electricity company Enel, described as the country’s largest ever arbitration.

New Romania dispute has echoes of ‘Rompetrol’

Fri, 2016-07-29 07:46

Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil and gas company has filed a notice of dispute on Romania after it froze a local subsidiary’s assets in a corruption probe, raising the prospect of a sequel to Rompetrol’s eight-year-long ICSID claim against the state.