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GAR Live Energy - in pictures

GAR Live Energy - in pictures

16 June 2017

GAR Live Energy's third annual event took place yesterday at the offices of Clyde & Co in London, chaired by Juliet Blanch of Arbitration Chambers and Stephen Jagusch QC of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. 

Atlanta centre establishes arbitrator council

Atlanta centre establishes arbitrator council

15 June 2017

The Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation has established a council of eight arbitrators with diverse backgrounds to help develop the city as an arbitral venue and source of thought leadership.

Trio of new ICSID claims against African and Lat Am states

Trio of new ICSID claims against African and Lat Am states

15 June 2017

ICSID has registered three new cases in two days, including a claim against Madagascar brought by investors who have already pursued the state at the ICC and claims against Argentina and Chile.

French court sows seeds of third-party challenges

French court sows seeds of third-party challenges

15 June 2017

In a potentially ground-breaking decision, Paris’s first instance court has allowed a third party to partially challenge the enforcement of a foreign arbitration award over the production and sale of sugar beet seeds.

Stephenson Harwood hires British barrister and branches out in Singapore

Stephenson Harwood hires British barrister and branches out in Singapore

15 June 2017

Singapore-based barrister Timothy Cooke has joined Stephenson Harwood as a partner following five years at Morgan Lewis Stamford, enabling the firm to expand its disputes practice in the city state to cover international commercial arbitration.

Third-party funding gets all clear in Hong Kong

Third-party funding gets all clear in Hong Kong

14 June 2017

Hong Kong has adopted long-awaited legislation expressly allowing third-party funding of arbitration and mediation in the territory for the first time.

CAS will hear Palestine claim over West Bank teams

CAS will hear Palestine claim over West Bank teams

14 June 2017

The Palestinian Football Association has made good on a threat to file a claim at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over Israeli clubs based in the disputed territory of the West Bank – after FIFA delayed making a decision on the issue at its most recent congress.

Israeli investor brings treaty claim against Ethiopia

Israeli investor brings treaty claim against Ethiopia

14 June 2017

The Dutch subsidiary of a major Israeli fertiliser producer has lodged one of the first known investment treaty cases against Ethiopia – over a potash mine that closed down after being hit with a tax bill.

Cape Verde award confirmed after no-show

Cape Verde award confirmed after no-show

14 June 2017

A US court has issued a default judgment confirming a Permanent Court of Arbitration award against Cape Verde after the African island state failed to appear.

Italy denied security for costs in solar claim

Italy denied security for costs in solar claim

14 June 2017

An ICSID tribunal has refused to order a solar power investor to pay security for costs in an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Italy, ruling that the investor’s reliance on a third-party funder following its insolvency did not make the order necessary or urgent.