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Bahrain chamber unveils new rules

Bahrain chamber unveils new rules

13 November 2017

The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution - BCDR-AAA - has new rules aimed at bringing its arbitration services in line with international best practice.

Senegal telecoms dispute gives rise to ICC claims

Senegal telecoms dispute gives rise to ICC claims

13 November 2017

A failed deal for the sale of Senegal’s second-largest mobile operator is understood to have given rise to three ICC claims, brought by the intended seller, Luxembourg-based telecoms company Millicom International Cellular, and intended purchaser the Wari Group.

SCC to provide reasons for challenges

SCC to provide reasons for challenges

13 November 2017

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is to provide reasons for its decisions regarding challenges to arbitrators from the start of next year, it has been announced.

UAE pledges to amend penal code and makes progress towards new law

UAE pledges to amend penal code and makes progress towards new law

13 November 2017

As Dubai Arbitration Week kicks off, the United Arab Emirates has said it will amend a controversial article of its penal code that says arbitrators can be imprisoned for bias. Meanwhile, the country is slowly moving towards passing its long awaited new arbitration law.

Canadian lawyer opens boutique in Paris

Canadian lawyer opens boutique in Paris

10 November 2017

A former Canadian government lawyer who has been representing Taiwan in its first investor-state case has launched an international arbitration boutique in Paris with two others.

Croatia bribery award comes to light

Croatia bribery award comes to light

10 November 2017

An award rejecting Croatia’s claim that a Hungarian oil company bribed its longest-serving prime minister Ivo Sanader has come to light through a US court filing – with the tribunal branding the allegations against him implausible.

English court rules arbitrator in 9/11 dispute lacks relevant experience

English court rules arbitrator in 9/11 dispute lacks relevant experience

10 November 2017

The English High Court has ruled that an arbitrator who was due to hear a reinsurance dispute over damage to the Port of New York in the World Trade Centre attack on 11 September 2001 does not have relevant experience and should be removed from the case.

Iranian insurer threatens claim against Bahrain

Iranian insurer threatens claim against Bahrain

10 November 2017

The leading provider of insurance in Iran has said it plans to bring an UNCITRAL expropriation claim against Bahrain at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, with similarities ‎to a recent claim brought against the Gulf state by two Iranian banks.

Oligarch warns of treaty claim over bank nationalisation

Oligarch warns of treaty claim over bank nationalisation

09 November 2017

One of Ukraine’s richest men has warned he may bring an investment treaty claim over the loss of his stake in the country’s largest commercial bank, which was nationalised last year after regulators allegedly discovered a US$5.65 billion capital shortfall.

Korean professor opens chambers in Seoul

Korean professor opens chambers in Seoul

09 November 2017

As Seoul plays host to its annual ADR Festival, it has emerged that leading South Korean arbitration specialist Hi-Taek Shin has retired from Seoul National University Law School and opened his own chambers and academy in the city.