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Yukos investors target Rosneft counsel with discovery requests

Yukos investors target Rosneft counsel with discovery requests

Premium article - 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.

A year of the Pledge

A year of the Pledge

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.

Amsterdam court weighs into Yukos battle

Amsterdam court weighs into Yukos battle

Premium article - 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.

Turkey and Iran see end to gas price review

Turkey and Iran see end to gas price review

Premium article - 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.

French Council of State rules on set-aside powers

French Council of State rules on set-aside powers

Premium article - 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.

Telecom Italia sees off US$15 billion claim

Telecom Italia sees off US$15 billion claim

Premium article - 28 October 2016

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.

Jewellers duel in diamond dispute

Jewellers duel in diamond dispute

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.

ICSID panel asks Cyprus to suspend arrest warrants for Greek bankers

ICSID panel asks Cyprus to suspend arrest warrants for Greek bankers

Premium article - 16 September 2016

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.

Fortier fends off another challenge over staff payments

Fortier fends off another challenge over staff payments

Premium article - 14 September 2016

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.

HKIAC tribunal hears dispute over "The Voice"

HKIAC tribunal hears dispute over "The Voice"

Premium article - 02 September 2016

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.