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Park to chair helicopter bribery case

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

AgustaWestland agreed to supply 12 helicopters for use by senior Indian state officials

US arbitrator William W Park is to chair a dispute over a €560 million contract between the Indian government and an Anglo-Italian helicopter company accused of corruption.

Russia/CIS specialist joins Jones Day

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Tatiana Minaeva

Stephenson Harwood partner Tatiana Minaeva has joined the global disputes practice of Jones Day in London.

Shell lawyer joins LCIA board

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Richard Hill

Richard Hill of Royal Dutch Shell has joined the LCIA’s board of directors, where he will provide an oil industry perspective that has been missing since Andrew Clarke, general counsel of ExxonMobil International in the UK, retired at the end of last year.

Should funded claimants have to pay security?

Monday, 1 September 2014

Griffith likened third-party funders to "mercantile adventurers"

Australian arbitrator Gavan Griffith QC’s contention that third-party funded claimants should be expected to post security for costs in investment treaty cases has received a mixed reaction from funders, counsel and academics.

Turkmenistan moves to annul ICSID award

Monday, 1 September 2014

The  Ertugrul Gazi Mosque in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat

Turkmenistan has applied to annul an ICSID award rendered last month in favour of a German national, arguing that the tribunal strayed beyond its mandate.

Ex-Freshfields lawyer joins London set

Monday, 1 September 2014

Mark Wassouf

London’s Doughty Street Chambers has welcomed a former member of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s public international law team who is also collaborating with Three Crowns.

Orange wins claim against Equatorial Guinea

Friday, 29 August 2014

Future's bright

French telecoms group Orange has won substantial damages in an ICC claim against Equatorial Guinea concerning a joint venture, GAR has learned.

EU sets out framework for handling cases

Friday, 29 August 2014

The regulation is published in the EU's official journal

The European Union has published rules on the future handling of investor-state disputes arising from agreements it has negotiated, including who should defend its own and member state interests and how adverse awards and costs will be allocated.

New Ukraine counsel on board for Tatneft challenge

Friday, 29 August 2014

Ukraine

Ukraine has applied to set aside a US$112 million investment treaty award in favour of Russian oil company Tatneft, instructing new counsel for the challenge.

Beechey to step down from ICC role

Thursday, 28 August 2014

John Beechey

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is searching for a new president to replace John Beechey, who will retire from the role next year.

Unbuilt Indian townships lead to ICC claim

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Turner CEO Nicholas Billotti and Sahara chairman Subrata Roy announcing the joint venture in 2012

One of the US’s largest construction groups is pursuing an ICC claim over the failure of a joint venture to build a series of townships in India.

Czech Republic declares end to blood plasma saga

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Diag supplied blood plasma

The Czech Republic says an arbitral review process has brought an end to an 18-year dispute with blood plasma supplier Diag Human – but the parties have issued conflicting statements about the outcome.

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