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French under-40 group appoints new leaders ahead of Paris Arbitration Week

French under-40 group appoints new leaders ahead of Paris Arbitration Week

13 April 2017

The French Arbitration Committee's under-40 group, CFA-40, has appointed Raphael Kaminsky of Teynier Pic and Janice Feigher of Norton Rose Fulbright as its new co-chairs, as the organisation makes plans for Paris Arbitration Week.

Georges Delaume 1921-2016

Georges Delaume 1921-2016

13 April 2017

Leading arbitration figures have paid tribute to the late Georges Delaume, who helped build ICSID as its senior legal adviser in the early 1980s – when it had just one or two cases a year – and was a mentor for many who wanted to specialise in international practice before it became so popular.

BlackBerry wins royalty dispute in US

BlackBerry wins royalty dispute in US

13 April 2017

An arbitral tribunal in San Francisco has awarded US$814.9 million to BlackBerry in a dispute over a licensing agreement after finding that the Canadian company had overpaid royalties to its US chip supplier.

African Nations Cup funding case kicks off in London

African Nations Cup funding case kicks off in London

12 April 2017

A Ghanaian businessman has filed for ICC arbitration against his home state, which he says is attempting to compel him to repay money he had been paid under an out-of-court settlement.

Hong Kong court enforces arbitration clause in roadbuilding dispute

Hong Kong court enforces arbitration clause in roadbuilding dispute

12 April 2017

Hong Kong’s high court has ruled that a CIETAC arbitration clause does apply to a multi-contractual dispute over a roadbuilding project in mainland China.

A Tale Of One City: award debtor seeks challenge over joint Madrid residence

A Tale Of One City: award debtor seeks challenge over joint Madrid residence

12 April 2017

A Florida-based broadcasting company is seeking to prevent enforcement of an ICC award on the grounds that the sole arbitrator lives in Madrid, where the award holders also have their base.

Further Crimea claim launched against Russia

Further Crimea claim launched against Russia

12 April 2017

Russia is facing the prospect of another investment treaty claim arising from its annexation of Crimea, after a subsidiary of Ukraine’s largest energy company announced it is seeking over US$500 million.

Another new partner at DWF

Another new partner at DWF

11 April 2017

Shortly after its recruitment of a new partner in Paris last week, DWF has announced that Pinsent Masons partner Richard Twomey will join the firm in its London office.

Lewiatan court president steps down

Lewiatan court president steps down

11 April 2017

Poland's Lewiatan Court of Arbitration has a new president, after Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz stepped down to focus on her practice as an arbitrator.

Reed Smith opens in Miami with Astigarraga-led team

Reed Smith opens in Miami with Astigarraga-led team

11 April 2017

Reed Smith has hired seven lawyers from Miami-based boutique Astigarraga Davis – including the firm’s co-founder and Latin American disputes specialist José I Astigarraga – as it opens a new office in the seaport city.

Pemex settles Commisa case

Pemex settles Commisa case

11 April 2017

Mexico’s national oil company has settled a 13-year-old dispute with US engineering company KBR, ending a long-running fight over the enforcement of a US$300 million ICC award that has been set aside in Mexico and upheld in New York.

Bulgaria faces claim over bankruptcy proceeding

Bulgaria faces claim over bankruptcy proceeding

10 April 2017

Bulgaria is facing a US$60 million ICSID claim from Israeli entrepreneurs for using its courts to seize a luxury gated community in Sofia in one of "a string of anomalous insolvency proceedings" allegedly administered by the city's courts.