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English court self-adjourns pending award challenge in Sweden

Friday, 4 September 2015

Astana, capital of Kazakhstan

The English High Court has of its own motion adjourned a request to enforce an Energy Charter Treaty award against Kazakhstan - saying that a challenge arising from the SCC's appointment of an arbitrator on the state’s behalf has a “real chance of success”.

Stockholm centre looks to Hobér for leadership

Friday, 4 September 2015

Kaj Hobér

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has named Swedish arbitrator Kaj Hobér as the next chair of its multinational board, succeeding Ulf Franke.

CIArb launches official version of “safe seat” principles

Friday, 4 September 2015

CIArb's headquarters at 12 Bloomsbury Square, London

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has published the final version of its principles for an effective, efficient and “safe” seat of international arbitration, which have been modified in light of a debate of the draft principles that took place at its London centenary conference in early July.

The CIArb principles: What makes a good seat?

Friday, 4 September 2015

The Royal Box, Centre Court, Wimbledon

GAR reports on the session of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' centenary conference in London devoted to feedback on its safe seat principles.

New head of South Asia for SIAC

Friday, 4 September 2015

Pranav Mago

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has appointed former Clifford Chance associate Pranav Mago as its Mumbai-based regional head for South Asia, replacing Scheherazade Dubash after nine months in the job.

SIAC updates model clause

Thursday, 3 September 2015

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has revised its model arbitration clause to bring it in harmony with the model clause for contracts featuring Chinese parties and encourage parties to make an express choice of the seat of arbitration.

Cheng survives first of challenges over Freshfields links

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Teresa Cheng SC

The chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Teresa Cheng SC, has survived the first of two challenges brought by Argentina in separate ICSID annulment proceedings over alleged ties to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Clifford Chance adds public international law specialist

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Jessica Gladstone

Clifford Chance has announced the hire of a new partner in London, Jessica Gladstone, who has worked as a legal adviser at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and acted on commercially significant public international law cases while at Debevoise & Plimpton.

Reed Smith and White & Case build in Singapore

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Calvin Chan, Kohe Hasan, and Matthew Secomb

Reed Smith has hired Calvin Chan and Kohe Hasan as partners in Singapore, while Matthew Secomb is relocating to White & Case’s office in the city state after 10 years in Paris.

Panel dissolves Japanese-German car alliance

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Suzuki and Volkswagen agreed on the partnership in 2009

An ICC tribunal has ordered German car maker Volkswagen to sell its multibillion-dollar stake in Suzuki Motor Corporation, freeing the Japanese company from a troubled alliance that led to a four-year arbitration.

Belize averts treaty claim over power expropriation

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Following a series of adverse decisions in other cases, the Central American state of Belize has settled an investment treaty dispute over the nationalisation of an electricity supplier.

Sydney court upholds “severed” award in Abu Dhabi airport case

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Interior of Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi international airport

An appeal court in Sydney has affirmed that a UAE award against an Australian designer of airport facilities can be partly enforced, even though a portion of the award breached natural justice.

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