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Dechert scoops Vinson & Elkins partner in Beijing

Dechert scoops Vinson & Elkins partner in Beijing

21 March 2017

After more than 17 years, Vinson's & Elkin's principal international arbitration practitioner in Beijing Nicholas Song has moved to Dechert along with four other members of the firm’s China practice.

Jamaica on brink of passing new law

Jamaica on brink of passing new law

20 March 2017

Jamaica's Senate has been debating an arbitration bill based on the UNCITRAL Model Law that could be law by the end of the week, as a Canadian-funded effort is under way to update legislation in the entire CARICOM region.

Canada defeats NAFTA claim over pharma patents

Canada defeats NAFTA claim over pharma patents

20 March 2017

Canada has defeated a US$374 million NAFTA claim brought by US drugmaker Eli Lilly over the revocation of two drugs patents.

New partners for Brown Rudnick in London and Paris

New partners for Brown Rudnick in London and Paris

20 March 2017

Brown Rudnick has promoted two associates specialising in international arbitration and litigation to the partnership in London and Paris, meaning it now has six such partners outside its US office.

The first weeks of funding in Singapore

The first weeks of funding in Singapore

20 March 2017

Singapore has quietly permitted third-party funding of international arbitration but funders are likely to be wary of taking on cases for some time, in part because of difficulties in enforcing awards in the region.

Air India wins dispute over transport of pilgrims

Air India wins dispute over transport of pilgrims

20 March 2017

Air India has defeated a US$92.8 million claim brought by a US-based airline over arrangements to transport hajj pilgrims to Mecca just five months after an order compelling the parties to arbitration was upheld – and has already told a New York court it will be petitioning to enforce.

Dentons hires from Clifford Chance in Frankfurt

Dentons hires from Clifford Chance in Frankfurt

17 March 2017

Dentons has hired a litigation and dispute resolution partner from Clifford Chance to join the firm's Frankfurt office, which also recruited from Shearman & Sterling last month.

Blatter splattered? CAS award published following ban

Blatter splattered? CAS award published following ban

17 March 2017

A Court of Arbitration for Sport tribunal found that disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter was “reckless, or at least profoundly careless” when approving a 2 million Swiss franc payment to the then-president of UEFA Michel Platini, in the newly published award that ended his career in football.

Repeat challenger accuses SCC board of impropriety

Repeat challenger accuses SCC board of impropriety

17 March 2017

In past months, a Geneva-based lawyer, Matthew Parish of Gentium Law, has become notorious for his efforts to disqualify a tribunal in a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce shipping case. Following the rejection of his latest challenge without reasons, he is now accusing the SCC board of "serial impropriety".

New CPR leaders have “powerhouse – and in house – credentials”

New CPR leaders have “powerhouse – and in house – credentials”

17 March 2017

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution has named the Dallas-based chief legal officer at Fluor Corporation as the new chair of its board of directors, after its latest annual meeting explored “pathways to partnership” between in-house counsel, external lawyers and arbitrators.

Tanzanian power dispute leads to ICC claim

Tanzanian power dispute leads to ICC claim

17 March 2017

Tanzania’s state-owned power company Tanesco is facing a US$561 million ICC claim brought by a local subsidiary of US engineering firm Symbion Power in the latest dispute to arise out of the country’s troubled energy sector.

Paulsson revives debate about party-appointed arbitrators

Paulsson revives debate about party-appointed arbitrators

16 March 2017

In light of a recent dissent in an ICSID case against Costa Rica, Jan Paulsson has revived the question of whether the arbitral community should consider “moderating [its] love of unilaterally appointed arbitrators” – and proposed that the presiding arbitrator play a role in the appointment of tribunal members.