The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will stand trial for her role in referring Bernard Tapie’s dispute with the French government to arbitration, after her appeal to France's top court failed.
A Hague-seated tribunal has refused to grant Italian energy group Eni a downward price revision to a long-term gas contract with GasTerra, prompting the Dutch trader to start a fresh arbitration and seize €1 billion assets owned by Eni’s Amsterdam operation.
An ICSID tribunal hearing a Canadian-owned oil and gas company’s claims against two Bangladeshi state entities has said it has exclusive jurisdiction over the dispute, after a local court issued an injunction to prevent payment for gas deliveries.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations banning Russian athletes from competing at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal.
The founder of Gentium Law in Geneva, Matthew Parish, is combining his international arbitration practice with a role as chief political adviser to one of the European candidates to become UN secretary general after Ban-Ki moon's term concludes at the end of the year.
The latest session of the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law saw the adoption of revised Notes on Organising Arbitral Proceedings, updated for the first time in 20 years, a discussion of future work and the launch of a guide to the New York Convention.