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Sealed diamond award confirmed in New York

Sealed diamond award confirmed in New York

20 February 2017

A court has enforced an award in favour of a diamond retailer in New York, in the face of arguments that it was tainted by the tribunal chair’s conviction for a tax avoidance scheme and his business relationship with another member of the panel.

Trinidad natural gas dispute taken to US court

Trinidad natural gas dispute taken to US court

20 February 2017

A Spanish energy company has applied to a US court to set aside an UNCITRAL award rejecting its claim against a Caribbean liquid natural gas producer – accusing the tribunal of making it “procedurally impossible” for the company to prevail.

Mexican firm opens disputes practice with partner hire

Mexican firm opens disputes practice with partner hire

20 February 2017

Mexico’s Galicia Abogados has opened an arbitration and dispute resolution practice, hiring disputes partner Rodrigo Zamora to lead the department.

ICC appoints internal candidates for top two secretariat roles

ICC appoints internal candidates for top two secretariat roles

20 February 2017

The top two roles at the ICC International Court of Arbitration's secretariat are to be filled by internal candidates from May, with Alexander Fessas as secretary general and Ana Serra e Moura as his deputy.

Indonesia threatened with copper mining claim

Indonesia threatened with copper mining claim

20 February 2017

US mining company Freeport-McMoRan has threatened to bring a claim against Indonesia over new export regulations affecting one of the largest copper mines in the world if the parties fail to resolve the dispute in the next 120 days.

Second White & Case partner joins Jenner & Block

Second White & Case partner joins Jenner & Block

17 February 2017

Following in the footsteps of former colleague Charlie Lightfoot, commercial disputes specialist Jason Yardley has left the partnership of White & Case to join the London office of Jenner & Block.

Warrant issued for “recalcitrant” defendant after Hong Kong enforcement

Warrant issued for “recalcitrant” defendant after Hong Kong enforcement

17 February 2017

A Hong Kong judge has ordered the arrest of a “recalcitrant” defendant, after he refused to comply with a worldwide freezing order in award enforcement proceedings.

High regulation and high stakes – Cremades

High regulation and high stakes – Cremades

17 February 2017

Bernardo Cremades has outlined the characteristics of arbitration in highly regulated sectors such as energy, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and banking and finance – noting the difficulty of “reconciling the private nature of arbitration with the public functions of the regulator”.

The end of "the great compact”? Reisman declares investment law at a crossroads

The end of "the great compact”? Reisman declares investment law at a crossroads

16 February 2017

With globalisation and the surge of nationalist sentiment in many economically important states, the future of international investment law could be at a critical crossroads, argued one of the most prominent voices in the field, Michael Reisman, in Miami this week.

Swedish duo launch in Stockholm and Malmö

Swedish duo launch in Stockholm and Malmö

16 February 2017

The former chair of the board of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute and the author of a commentary on the Swedish Arbitration Act and SCC rules have left Vinge to form their own boutique.

Second wave Yukos tribunal rules on provisional application

Second wave Yukos tribunal rules on provisional application

16 February 2017

One of the second wave of arbitrations arising from the collapse of Yukos has reached a jurisdictional award – with a Geneva-seated tribunal holding that Russia is bound by the provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty, contrary to the ruling of a Dutch court.

Canadian joins Lee & Ko in Seoul

Canadian joins Lee & Ko in Seoul

16 February 2017

After nearly 10 years at Shin & Kim, Canadian David Kim has joined the partnership at Lee & Ko in Seoul.