Alvarez award gets short shrift in Paris

Thursday, 23 October

Bridgetown, Barbados

The Court of Appeal in Paris has held that a partial award from 2011 is unenforceable in France on the ground that Canadian arbitrator Henri Alvarez QC failed to fully disclose a conflict of interest in the Barbados-seated arbitration relating to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies.

Who will serve under Rivkin at the IBA?

Thursday, 23 October

The gardens of Tokyo's Hotel Chinzanso, where the event was held

Debevoise & Plimpton's co-chair of international dispute resolution David W Rivkin was today named as the next president of the IBA. GAR reports on other arbitration specialists appointed to leadership roles in Tokyo and the arbitration committee's plans for 2015.

Rivkin to take IBA presidency

Thursday, 23 October

Rivkin delivering the Clayton Utz lecture in 2012

The co-chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s international dispute resolution group, David W Rivkin, has been elected as president of the International Bar Association.

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Exxon gets US$1.6 billion as Venezuela condemns “unnecessary arbitration”

Friday, 10 October

UPDATED. After seven long years, an ICSID tribunal has awarded ExxonMobil US$1.6 billion, offset by over US$900 million, in compensation for Venezuela’s expropriation of two oil projects in the Orinoco Belt; the state claims the case should never have been brought.

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