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Winston & Strawn hires from Eversheds in UAE

Winston & Strawn hires from Eversheds in UAE

19 July 2017

After being managing partner at Eversheds Sutherland in the United Arab Emirates, Ben Bruton has joined Winston & Strawn to lead its dispute resolution and investigations team in the Middle East.

Argentina and Total settle

Argentina and Total settle

19 July 2017

Argentina has issued bonds to satisfy another ICSID award arising from its early 2000s currency crisis, wrapping up a 13-year-long battle with French oil company Total.

Neymar transfer dispute to be appealed to CAS

Neymar transfer dispute to be appealed to CAS

19 July 2017

As rumours circulate that Brazilian football star Neymar will move from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain, his former club Santos has confirmed it will appeal a FIFA decision over his previous transfer to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

India’s BIT recast continues

India’s BIT recast continues

19 July 2017

India is pressing on with its promised recast of its investment treaty framework, agreeing with Bangladesh a set of “joint interpretative notes” for their 2011 bilateral investment treaty.

Stay away from the spider web, warns Cambridge professor

Stay away from the spider web, warns Cambridge professor

19 July 2017

The tendency to "enmesh" arbitration in increasingly complex rules must be resisted, a University of Cambridge law professor has warned - "arbitration's rule book should not become an ever-expanding spider web in which the parties are eventually eaten alive in a leisurely arachno-fest".

Debevoise tackles cybersecurity in new protocol

Debevoise tackles cybersecurity in new protocol

19 July 2017

Debevoise & Plimpton has created a protocol to combat the threat of cyberattacks in international arbitration – which the firm says could affect the integrity of individual cases and lead to a loss of confidence in the arbitral system if it remains unaddressed.

NAFTA negotiations: US signals will keep ISDS

NAFTA negotiations: US signals will keep ISDS

18 July 2017

The administration of US president Donald Trump has indicated an intention to keep investor-state dispute settlement in its current form, as it outlines its priorities ahead of the imminent renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Russia ordered to pay for arrest of Greenpeace ship

Russia ordered to pay for arrest of Greenpeace ship

18 July 2017

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ordered Russia to pay a total of €5.4 million in damages to the Netherlands for the capture and detention of a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and her crew of environmental activists in 2013.

Cannabis claim lights up between Canadian and Dutch producers

Cannabis claim lights up between Canadian and Dutch producers

18 July 2017

Canadian and Dutch producers of medical marijuana – which is legal in both states - have gone to arbitration to resolve a licensing dispute over their methods of cultivating and producing the drug.

CPR welcomes new board members

CPR welcomes new board members

17 July 2017

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution in New York has added Columbia law professor George Bermann, Richard Krumholz of Norton Rose Fulbright and Janet Langford Carrig of ConocoPhillips to its board of directors.