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ITLOS finds Guinea-Bissau liable over ship detention

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Guinea-Bissau and the Bissagos Islands

The International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea has ordered Guinea-Bissau to pay damages to Panama in a dispute over the arrest and seizure of an oil tanker.

“Gas wars” lawyer joins Roschier

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Johan Sidklev

Johan Sidklev, who acted in SCC disputes related to the Russia-Ukraine gas crisis, is leaving Setterwalls to join the Stockholm office of Roschier.

Bird & Bird promotes in London

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Garreth Wong

Bird & Bird has promoted Malaysian Garreth Wong to partner in London.

Qatar court reinstates ICC award

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Doha, Qatar

Qatar’s highest court has reinstated an ICC award that was set aside for not being issued in the name of the Emir.

Young ICCA launches guide on tribunal secretaries

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Jean Miélot: fifteeth century author, scribe and secretary to the Dukes of Burgundy

ICCA’s under-40 group has produced a set of guidelines on the use of tribunal secretaries, addressing issues such as how they should be paid and how far their role can go beyond the purely administrative.

Madrid Arbitration Court names new president

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Antonio Sanchez-Pedreno

Arbitrator and former Baker & McKenzie partner Antonio Sanchez-Pedreno has been appointed president of the Madrid Arbitration Court.

Saudi Arabia approves new centre

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Riyadh, where the centre will be located

The Saudi Arabian government has approved plans to open a commercial arbitration centre, the country’s first.

Ahmed El-Kosheri: a lifetime’s achievement

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Ahmed El-Kosheri

GAR reports on Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri’s speech on accepting a lifetime achievement award at the 2014 GAR Awards, as well as Pierre Tercier’s tribute to the celebrated Egyptian arbitrator.

Macfarlanes recruits from 20 Essex Street

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Guy Morpuss QC

Guy Morpuss QC has left 20 Essex Street to head the advocacy and arbitration practice at Macfarlanes in London.

Swiss firm opens in Singapore

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Singapore's central business district

GAR 100 firm Schellenberg Wittmer has opened its first international office, establishing a base in Singapore co-led by international arbitration partner Christopher Boog.

Anglo American takes Venezuela to ICSID

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Caracas skyline

One of the world’s largest mining companies, Anglo American, has lodged a treaty claim against Venezuela, the first ICSID case filed against the state this year.

Miner threatens claim against Guinea after bribery finding

Monday, 14 April 2014

Aerial view of the Simandou iron ore deposit

A company owned by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz has renewed its threat to pursue international arbitration against Guinea, after a government inquiry found that the company had procured local mining rights through bribery.

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