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Peru takes counsel as airport dispute threatens to take off

Peru takes counsel as airport dispute threatens to take off

21 November 2017

Peru has instructed a team from Sidley Austin as a dispute with a construction consortium over a cancelled US$525 million contract to build an airport looks likely to be submitted to ICSID arbitration.

Frankfurt-seated tribunal rules on solar wafer dispute

Frankfurt-seated tribunal rules on solar wafer dispute

21 November 2017

A tribunal in a Frankfurt-seated ICC arbitration has ordered a Taiwanese photovoltaic company to pay for the supply of silicon wafers under a longterm agreement but significantly reduced the price in light of a plunge in the cost of silicon.

Greenwood could return to arbitrator practice after ICJ loss

Greenwood could return to arbitrator practice after ICJ loss

21 November 2017

Sir Christopher Greenwood QC looks likely to return to Essex Court Chambers to resume his practice as an arbitrator after withdrawing from the race for the last spot on the bench of the International Court of Justice.

Indian court refuses to stop SIAC dispute over power plant

Indian court refuses to stop SIAC dispute over power plant

21 November 2017

The High Court in Delhi has refused to issue an injunction to halt an over US$100 million SIAC arbitration over the development of a power plant, while finding that tribunals may pierce the corporate veil on grounds other than fraud.

SIAC gag order does not violate US constitution, court says

SIAC gag order does not violate US constitution, court says

20 November 2017

“Should a federal court stand idly by when a foreign arbitral commission issues an order restricting the speech of a private party?", asked a Washington, DC court in a judgment on whether a SIAC emergency arbitrator's gag order was unconsitutional. “Actually, yes.”

Alter ego ruling appealed in Oregon

Alter ego ruling appealed in Oregon

20 November 2017

A medical information services provider is appealing a US court’s determination that an ICC tribunal erred by agreeing to hear a claim against a UAE national who was not a signatory of the arbitration agreement, on the basis that he was an alter ego of his company.

Mining claim proceeds against Burkina Faso

Mining claim proceeds against Burkina Faso

20 November 2017

A group owned by Romanian-Australian mining magnate Frank Timis is proceeding with an ICC claim against Burkina Faso over one of the world’s largest manganese mines that was first reported by GAR a year ago.

Wolf Theiss gains new practice head in Vienna

Wolf Theiss gains new practice head in Vienna

20 November 2017

Stefan Riegler is to leave Baker & McKenzie in Vienna to head the international arbitration practice at Wolf Theiss, where he spent two years in the early 2000s.

Kaufmann-Kohler and Potestà produce new report on ISDS reform

Kaufmann-Kohler and Potestà produce new report on ISDS reform

20 November 2017

In a follow-up to a report for UNCITRAL last year, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Michele Potestà have once again considered the proposed reform of the investment dispute settlement system through the introduction of a multilateral investment court and appeal body – looking at questions surrounding their composition.

SCC publishes policy on appointing arbitrators

SCC publishes policy on appointing arbitrators

20 November 2017

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has revealed its policy on appointing arbitrators – 11 years after it was first introduced.