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Disputes specialists make the cut

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Climbing the career ladder: disputes specialists make the cut

On a big day for promotion announcements, several leading law firms have welcomed international arbitration specialists to the partnership.

Romania applies to annul Micula award

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Ioan and Viorel Micula

Romania is seeking to annul an ICSID award worth over US$250 million, reigniting an eight-year case with Swedish investors over the withdrawal of economic incentives.

San Marino signs ICSID Convention

Thursday, 24 April 2014

San Marino

San Marino has become the newest signatory of the ICSID Convention as it seeks to attract foreign capital to combat its recession.

Born discusses second edition of leading treatise

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Gary Born

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s head of international arbitration, Gary Born, talks to GAR about the second edition of his renowned treatise International Commercial Arbitration.

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.

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