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Yukos enforcement battle goes on despite set-aside

Friday, 29 April 2016

The cathedral construction site, with the first of five planned cupolas. The cathedral, which will be controlled by the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, is set to open later this year

The former majority shareholders in Yukos have set out their position that the annulment of their US$50 billion awards at the seat of arbitration does not affect attempts to enforce in the US, as Russia welcomes a court's refusal to halt construction of a Russian Orthodox cathedral on attached land in Paris.

Ukrainian court told to reconsider emergency award

Friday, 29 April 2016

Maidan Square, Kiev

A Kiev appeal court that blocked the enforcement of an emergency arbitration award against Ukraine over gas royalties has been ordered to reconsider its ruling – as new counsel come on board for a related Energy Charter Treaty claim.

Judges-turned-arbitrators resist expansion of right to appeal awards

Friday, 29 April 2016

Lord Saville and Sir Bernard Eder

Two leading judges-turned-arbitrators, including one of the architects of the 1996 Arbitration Act, have opposed a recent argument of England’s chief justice that the right to appeal points of law under the act should be revitalised because international arbitration is stifling the development of common law.

Quinn Emanuel client in bribery case must arbitrate fee dispute

Friday, 29 April 2016

Joseph Sigelman

A former oil executive who accepted a plea deal over his participation in a scheme to bribe a Colombian government official has been told he must resolve a fee dispute with his law firm Quinn Emanuel Urqhuart & Sullivan through arbitration.

CMS network welcomes partners in Paris and Dubai

Friday, 29 April 2016

Jean-Fabrice Brun, Olivier Kuhn and Jeremie Witt

CMS has promoted the leader of its litigation and arbitration team in France, Jean-Fabrice Brun, along with another Paris-based disputes practitioner, Olivier Kuhn, and Jeremie Witt in Dubai.

SCC unveils draft rules allowing for summary disposal

Thursday, 28 April 2016


The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a draft of proposed rules to apply from 2017 – which pave the way for summary disposal of claims and include a separate appendix for investor-state cases.

Schellenberg Wittmer adds newly promoted lawyer in Singapore

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Julie Raneda

Swiss law firm Schellenberg Wittmer has appointed a new counsel and relocated her from Geneva to Singapore to work alongside partner Christopher Boog.

Wolf Theiss welcomes leader of young Austrian group

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Valentina Wong

The co-chair of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners Valentina Wong has joined the Vienna office of Wolf Theiss after four years at Torggler.

Hanotiau award gets platinum treatment

Wednesday, 27 April 2016


A US court has recognised a US$200 million award issued by an LCIA tribunal chaired by Belgium’s Bernard Hanotiau, which favoured a South African platinum producer in a dispute over unpaid loans.

New directory promises to raise awareness of Africa expertise

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Rukia Baruti

Africa International Legal Awareness – a non-profit body known for training African lawyers in investment treaty law and international arbitration – has unveiled an online directory featuring practitioners from the continent with expertise in the field.

SIAC recruits from Singapore’s top court

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Singapore Supreme Court

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has hired Delphine Ho, who previously worked at the Supreme Court of Singapore, as its new registrar, replacing Tan Ai Leen following her move to an in-house role.

Ukrainian practice head switches firm

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Volodymyr Yaremko

Volodymyr Yaremko, who has defended his native Ukraine at ICSID in his role as head of international arbitration at Arzinger Law Office, is moving to rival firm Spenser & Kauffmann to lead its practice as counsel.

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