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Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

22 June 2017

A Dominican government-owned fund has won damages in the second of two ICC cases launched by its private partners in two electricity utilities after their executives were accused of criminal conduct five years ago.

China feels the heat in spice dispute at ICSID

China feels the heat in spice dispute at ICSID

22 June 2017

A German food and spice manufacturer has brought an ICSID claim against China – the third the state has ever faced at the centre.

An epicentre for arbitration in the Caribbean?

An epicentre for arbitration in the Caribbean?

22 June 2017

Two years after Lord Goldsmith QC “laid down the gauntlet” by asking whether a newly established international arbitration centre in the British Virgin Islands could knock New York, London and Paris “off their perch”, John Beechey has told how far the centre has come and what challenges it faces.

Yukos investors target Rosneft counsel with discovery requests

Yukos investors target Rosneft counsel with discovery requests

21 June 2017

UPDATED: The former majority shareholders in Yukos have asked the US courts to compel two lawyers, including a partner at Baker Botts, to produce evidence relating to allegations that Russia and its state-run oil company Rosneft manipulated the Armenian judiciary’s rulings in Yukos-related matters.

Jenner & Block adds to London team

Jenner & Block adds to London team

21 June 2017

Jenner & Block has announced a further addition to its international arbitration practice in London, hiring Jones Day associate Elizabeth Shimmin as special counsel.

Canadian Supreme Court denies Kyrgyzstan creditors

Canadian Supreme Court denies Kyrgyzstan creditors

21 June 2017

Two investors may be at the end of their efforts to recover awards against Kyrgyzstan in Canada, after the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a decision denying enforcement against shares held by state-owned enterprise Kyrgyzaltyn.

The claim/award mismatch – GAR Live Energy considers the reasons

The claim/award mismatch – GAR Live Energy considers the reasons

21 June 2017

Speakers at GAR Live Energy explored why claimants in investment treaty cases often receive damages that fall far below the amount claimed and the extent to which experts and tribunals are responsible.

Istanbul centre reveals it has completed cases

Istanbul centre reveals it has completed cases

21 June 2017

The president of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre's executive board, Ziya Akinci, has told an audience at GAR Live Istanbul that the centre has already completed cases, less than a year after officially opening for business.

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

20 June 2017

The 5th annual GAR Live Istanbul was held at the Shangri-La Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul on 15 June, chaired by Mark Beckett of Cooley and Utku Coşar of Coşar Avukatlık Bürosu. Ziya Akinci of Akinci Law Office provided the keynote speech.

ConocoPhillips faces claim over Senegal oil field

ConocoPhillips faces claim over Senegal oil field

20 June 2017

A newly discovered oil field off Senegal’s coast is the focus of a new ICC arbitration brought against multinational ConocoPhillips by its Australian joint venture partner.