21 June 2017
UPDATED: The former majority shareholders in Yukos have asked the US courts to compel two lawyers, including a partner at Baker Botts, to produce evidence relating to allegations that Russia and its state-run oil company Rosneft manipulated the Armenian judiciary’s rulings in Yukos-related matters.
16 May 2017
It is a year since the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge – marked yesterday at GAR Live London, a drinks party at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Who's Who Legal Awards.
10 May 2017
An Amsterdam court has ruled that Russia unlawfully drove Yukos into bankruptcy, a decision that could have a bearing on the efforts of the oil company’s former majority shareholders to collect on their US$50 billion Energy Charter Treaty award against the state.
22 November 2016
An ICC tribunal has granted Turkish state pipeline company BOTAŞ a retroactive cut in the price of gas from Iran worth several billion dollars while ordering it to pay part of the Iranian side’s legal and arbitration costs.
16 November 2016
France’s supreme administrative court has ruled for the first time on its power to review international arbitration awards arising from public contracts, partially setting aside an ICC award relating to a liquefied natural gas terminal on the country’s Mediterranean coast.
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In one of the largest commercial arbitrations of recent times, Telecom Italia has defeated a US$15 billion ICC claim brought by former business partners in Brazil who alleged they were deceived and coerced into settling a shareholder dispute more than a decade ago.
Premium article - 21 September 2016
A leading diamond retailer has applied to enforce an ad hoc award against its former business partners after an acrimonious arbitration in Israel that was disrupted by a racketeering lawsuit, a rabbinical injunction and the presiding arbitrator’s conviction for an unrelated tax fraud.
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UPDATED: An ICSID tribunal has invited Cypriot authorities to temporarily refrain from issuing or executing arrest warrants for four Greek bankers but has refused to order the suspension of criminal proceedings pending an arbitration over the collapse of Cyprus’s second-largest bank.
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Venezuela must pay costs after failing in another attempt to disqualify Canadian arbitrator Yves Fortier QC from an ICSID case on the basis of his arrangements with Norton Rose Fulbright over the remuneration of his staff.
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A dispute over one of China’s most successful television shows, “The Voice of China,” has been playing out in Hong Kong – with three HKIAC arbitrators in the judging seats.