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Sony e-mails show who’s batting in cricket case

Friday, 24 April 2015

Cricket ball

A haul of internal Sony e-mails published by WikiLeaks has revealed the cast list for an ICC arbitration in Singapore concerning media rights for Indian Premier League cricket.

Time to rename “issue conflicts”?

Friday, 24 April 2015

Open minds

A joint ICCA-ASIL taskforce has produced a draft report on “issue conflicts” in investor-state arbitration, recommending that it would be more correct to talk of arbitrators having an “inappropriate predisposition”.

Oil spill awards upheld in London

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Prestige sank off the coast of Spain in 2002

Spain and France have failed in a second attempt to overturn two awards in favour of the insurer of an oil tanker involved in a decade-old environmental disaster.

Italy to quit Energy Charter Treaty

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Rome's Colosseum

Italy will withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty at the beginning of next year, as claims brought by solar power investors mount against European countries.

Panama faces ICSID claim over ecotourism resort

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A wild beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama

UPDATED. Panama has been hit with an ICSID claim over the construction of a luxury ecotourism resort on its Caribbean coast, brought by Costa Rican and Dutch investors.

Australian judge recalls race to reinstate Formula One driver

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Justice Clyde Croft

Justice Clyde Croft, a specialist arbitration judge in Australia, has written a paper on why the country is well-placed to become a regional arbitration hub for the Asia Pacific – pointing to his own swift enforcement of an award confirming a driver’s right to compete in the 2015 Formula One season to illustrate the level of judicial support for the process.

Kyrgyzstan instructs GAR 30 firms

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Central Mosque, Bishkek

King & Wood Mallesons has won a tender to represent Kyrgyzstan in its investment arbitration cases, with Jones Day winning the brief for the state’s commercial arbitration matters.

Fact v fiction: the IBA releases statement on ISDS

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

From left: David Rivkin, Paul Friedland, Anne Véronique Schlaepfer and Gaëtan Verhoosel

The International Bar Association has issued a statement to correct “misconceptions and inaccurate information” that it says are subverting discussions on investor-state dispute settlement.

Cherie Blair QC on being beaten to a job by Tony

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Cherie Blair QC

Cherie Blair QC – an arbitration specialist and wife of the UK’s former prime minister Tony Blair – has called for more gender parity in law, telling an audience in New York how she was beaten to a job as a barrister by her husband despite being the better lawyer of the two.

CMS promotes in London and Zurich

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Sarah Grenfell and Reto Hunsperger

CMS is to add two members of its international arbitration team to the partnership: Sarah Grenfell in London and Reto Hunsperger in Zurich.

Long may she reign: 30 years of the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

(l-r) Remy Gerbay, Debbie De Dirolamo, Stavros Brekoulakis, Maxi Scherer, Loukas Mistelis and Julian Lew QC

The School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London, has welcomed lawyers and academics from around the world – including many alumni – to a conference to celebrate its 30th anniversary and consider the next three decades of international arbitration practice.

Hungarian radio claim goes off air

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The claim was brought by investors in Hungary's Danubius radio

Hungary has defeated the second of two ICSID cases filed by investors in the radio industry that lost out in tenders for broadcasting licences.

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