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Dutch lawyers face off over Yukos

Friday, 12 February 2016

The Hague's Het Plein (main square)

A public hearing in The Hague this week saw Albert Jan van den Berg argue Russia’s case why the US$50 billion Energy Charter Treaty awards in favour of former majority shareholders in the Yukos oil company should be set aside, while Marnix Leijten and Marc Ynzonides of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek defended them.

GAR Awards 2016 – VOTE NOW

Friday, 12 February 2016

GAR Awards

Please cast your votes for the winners of this year’s GAR Awards in Shanghai.

Abu Dhabi freezone in bid to be seat

Friday, 12 February 2016

Abu Dhabi Global Market on  Al Maryah Island in the heart of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market, a financial freezone in the United Arab Emirates’ capital that follows the English common law, has enacted new arbitration regulations adapting the UNCITRAL Model Law in a bid to become a regional arbitral seat.

Equatorial Guinea defeats first ICSID claim

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Teodoro Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea has defeated a €450 million ICSID claim by a Spanish construction group – the first the country has faced at the centre – on the basis that it had not invested in the country, with one arbitrator dissenting.

Investment arbitration specialist switches firms in Canada

Thursday, 11 February 2016

René Cadieux

Montreal-based investment arbitration specialist René Cadieux has left Fasken Martineau to join Blake Cassels & Graydon as counsel.

Freshfields alumni thrive at Canadian firm

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Freshfields alumni: Craig Chiasson and Hugh Meighen

Canadian firm Borden Ladner Gervais has promoted a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer to the partnership in Vancouver and hired another as an associate in Toronto.

GAR Awards 2016: jurisdiction that has made great progress

Thursday, 11 February 2016

GAR Awards

GAR continues its publication of shortlists for awards that will be open to the public vote, ahead of this year's awards ceremony in Shanghai.

Turkey wins price cut on gas from Iran

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

An ICC tribunal has ordered the National Iranian Gas Company to grant a discount on the price of gas exports to Turkey, in the latest round of a multibillion-dollar dispute over a 25-year supply agreement.

ICC puts focus on Asia’s biggest markets

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Shanghai (left) and Mumbai (right)

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is making efforts to expand its services in mainland China and India, becoming the third foreign arbitral institution approved to open in Shanghai and announcing a new Indian arbitration group and regional director for South Asia.

Winston & Strawn changes leadership after Tirado exit

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Joe Tirado and Ricardo Ugarte

Winston & Strawn partner Ricardo Ugarte has been named global chair of the firm’s international arbitration practice, after a reshuffle prompted by the departure of Joe Tirado; meanwhile, former partner Franz Stirnimman Fuentes has a new home at Swiss law firm Froriep.

GAR Awards 2016: best development

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

GAR Awards

GAR continues its publication of shortlists for awards that will be open to the public vote soon, ahead of this year's awards ceremony in Shanghai.

GAR Awards 2016: most important decision

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

GAR Awards

GAR continues its publication of shortlists for awards that will be open to the public vote, ahead of this year's awards ceremony in Shanghai.

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