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Niger denied judicial review in Paris

Niger denied judicial review in Paris

15 September 2017

A Paris court has refused to block enforcement of a US$26 million award against Niger, despite allegations of fraudulent collusion between the arbitrator, claimant and witness - holding that judicial review of an order confirming an international arbitration award is not allowed.

Italian arbitrator loses appeal over recusal

Italian arbitrator loses appeal over recusal

15 September 2017

An arbitrator who was disqualified from a €3 billion insurance dispute after being accused of taking a bribe has lost an appeal against his recusal before Italy's highest court - as he faces a new lawsuit from the party that made the allegation.

Stephenson Harwood's Asia practice head moves to boutique

Stephenson Harwood's Asia practice head moves to boutique

15 September 2017

Phillip Rompotis, a Hong Kong solicitor advocate and head of the Asia international arbitration group at Stephenson Harwood for the past five years, has left the firm for a boutique practice that now bears his name.

McArbitration reaches McAward

McArbitration reaches McAward

14 September 2017

McDonald's has won a partial award in its LCIA claim against a former franchisee in Delhi, a year after the lifting of a Delhi court's anti-arbitration injunction.

Arbitration costs compared

Arbitration costs compared

14 September 2017

A team led by Louis Flannery, head of international arbitration at Stephenson Harwood, compares the costs of arbitrating at 18 major arbitral institutions - building on previous comparisons published in GAR in 2010 and 2013.

Salvadorean swaps Foley for Curtis in DC

Salvadorean swaps Foley for Curtis in DC

14 September 2017

A central American lawyer based in Washington, DC, has swapped Foley Hoag for Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle after abandoning his bid for the presidency of El Salvador.

Clyde & Co recruits from Winston

Clyde & Co recruits from Winston

14 September 2017

Chilean energy disputes specialist Alejandro Garcia has joined the partnership at Clyde & Co in London after practising as a senior associate at Winston & Strawn, where he was counsel in an Energy Charter Treaty case against Italy.

GAR Live New York considers the Trump effect

GAR Live New York considers the Trump effect

13 September 2017

For the first time in over 70 years a New Yorker is president of the United States. Lawyers at GAR Live New York considered if Donald Trump has contributed to a wave of legal nationalism worldwide and created reluctance among some parties to arbitrate in the city.

Tanzania faces ICSID claim after sugar project goes sour

Tanzania faces ICSID claim after sugar project goes sour

13 September 2017

The Swedish investors behind an aborted project in Tanzania to produce sugar for use as renewable fuel have filed an ICSID claim after the east African state revoked the land title for the site amid concerns over the impact on local farmers and a nearby wildlife sanctuary.

GAR Live New York - in pictures

GAR Live New York - in pictures

13 September 2017

GAR Live New York took place on 12 September, with many delegates sporting "Make international arbitration great again" baseball caps, handed out by John Fellas of Hughes Hubbard & Reed.