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Mourre to take reins at the ICC

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Alexis Mourre

Alexis Mourre has been named the new president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, to replace John Beechey when he steps down from the role in July.

Chaffetz Lindsey promotes in New York

Friday, 19 December 2014

Yasmine Lahlou

New York boutique Chaffetz Lindsey has promoted Moroccan-French-US national Yasmine Lahlou, who has worked there since its inception, to the partnership.

China submits backdoor arguments in South China Sea dispute

Friday, 19 December 2014

One of the Spratly Islands which form the basis for China's jurisdictional arguments

China has submitted a legal brief outlining why it refuses to participate in an arbitration with the Philippines over maritime boundaries in the South China Sea, arguing that it would involve the tribunal determining matters of territorial sovereignty that are not covered by the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea.

Panel rules in Indonesian bank bailout case

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Bank Century was bailed out by the Indonesian government in 2008

In an award that both sides are hailing as a victory, an UNCITRAL panel has found that Indonesia’s criminal prosecution of a Saudi investor breached international law but that his negligence in supervising a bailed-out bank means he is not entitled to treaty protection.

Arnold & Porter greets returning partner

Thursday, 18 December 2014

John Roesser

John Roesser, former co-chair of international arbitration US firm Alston & Bird, has returned to Arnold & Porter as a partner, 17 years after he left.

Norton Rose Fulbright promotes in Ottawa

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Alison Fitzgerald

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted Alison Fitzgerald in Ottawa from associate to counsel.

Kurdish oil claim heads to English court

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Dana Gas operations in Kurdistan

A UAE-led oil consortium has applied to the English courts to enforce an interim order worth US$100 million issued by an LCIA tribunal against Iraqi Kurdistan.

Young ICCA elects new co-chairs

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Sylvia Tonova and Damien Nyer

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s under-40 group has elected two new co-chairs from London and New York.

Brazil's Lefosse hires Veirano disputes head

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Pedro Maciel and Carlo Verona

The former head of arbitration at Brazil’s Veirano Advogados, Pedro Maciel, has joined Lefosse Advogados’ in São Paolo, taking a group of lawyers with him.

Be harsh on unmeritorious challenges, Kaplan tells courts

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The beach at the Mauritian resort town of Flic en Flac, where the conference took place

Neil Kaplan QC used a keynote speech at the Mauritius International Arbitration Conference to call for courts to take a harsher approach to unmeritorious challenges to awards at the enforcement stage.

Lalive promotes in Geneva

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Joachim Knoll

Swiss firm Lalive has promoted German practitioner Joachim Knoll to partner in its Geneva office.

Rix joins Reliance v India panel

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Sir Bernard Rix

India’s Reliance industries has appointed former English judge Sir Bernard Rix to hear its UNCITRAL claim against the Indian government – a case that has taken almost three years to see a panel formed.

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