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Latham hires Shearman partner in Paris

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Fernando Mantilla-Serrano

Latham & Watkins is hiring partner Fernando Mantilla-Serrano from Shearman & Sterling in Paris, as global co-head of its international arbitration practice.

Is arbitration suitable for resolving gas price disputes?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Is asking an arbitrator to redraft a gas contract akin to "giving a four-year-old a shotgun"?

Delegates at an event in London voted that arbitration is an appropriate method for resolving gas price disputes, despite one speaker’s claim that asking a lawyer to redraft a long term economic contract is “like giving a four-year-old a shotgun”. Kyriaki Karadelis reports

Former US ambassador joins Arnold & Porter

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

David Huebner

GAR 100 firm Arnold & Porter has hired the outgoing US ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, David Huebner, as a partner in its Los Angeles office.

Radio investors’ case falls on deaf ears

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Radio claim

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed expropriation claims by a group of radio investors against Hungary for lack of jurisdiction, finding that the claimants did not own rights that could be expropriated.

Belize treaty claim resumes after four-year wait

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Belize Barrier Reef, near Belize City

A telecoms investor’s US$175 million claim against Belize has resumed after a four-year suspension, following the lifting of injunctions by the Belize Court of Appeal.

Australian team takes Jessup moot title

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


A team from the University of Queensland in Australia has won the Philip C Jessup international law moot in Washington, DC.

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.

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