ASA proposes global body to police counsel conduct

Friday, 12 September

Swiss police

The Swiss Arbitration Association has proposed the creation of a global body to enforce ethical standards in arbitration, a year after the group’s former president Michael Schneider published a sharp critique of the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation, which deal with counsel misconduct.

Yukos award survives Swedish action

Friday, 12 September

Yukos oil company became bankrupt in 2007

A Swedish court has rejected Russia’s challenge to a five-year-old jurisdictional decision issued in favour of Spanish minority shareholders in Yukos Oil Company.

Lavranos to help out solar investors

Friday, 12 September

Nikos Lavranos, former trade policy adviser for the Dutch government and secretary general of a Brussels-based investment arbitration think tank, has joined a Swiss start-up that aims to help renewable energy investors protect their investments from government intervention.

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