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Arbitrator's cancelled art purchase prompts injunction request

Arbitrator's cancelled art purchase prompts injunction request

19 April 2017

A Luxembourgish arbitrator and art collector who bought a “unique” work of African American art at Christie’s only to have his purchase cancelled two weeks later has applied to a New York court to prevent its re-auction ahead of an arbitration to determine his ownership rights.

Tatneft takes Ukraine award to London and Moscow

Tatneft takes Ukraine award to London and Moscow

18 April 2017

Russian oil company Tatneft has added London and Moscow to the list of places where it is seeking to enforce a US$144 million investment treaty award against Ukraine.

Canadian province pays out on NAFTA award

Canadian province pays out on NAFTA award

18 April 2017

Canada has paid around US$21 million to a US investor to satisfy a NAFTA award after receiving the funds from the province whose moratorium on wind energy projects sparked the claim.

ICC announces new YAF regional representatives

ICC announces new YAF regional representatives

18 April 2017

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum has named 60 new regional representatives, including appointments in 10 new countries and multiple names in key regional hubs for the first time.

Kazakh state entity brings claim against Georgia

Kazakh state entity brings claim against Georgia

18 April 2017

Kazakhstan’s state-owned gas transportation company KazTransGas has made good on a threat to file a US$180 million treaty claim against Georgia over a project to develop the country’s natural gas network.

Iraq faces ICSID claim under Islamic treaty

Iraq faces ICSID claim under Islamic treaty

18 April 2017

Two months after Iraq was hit with its first ICSID case, the state is facing a second claim at the centre – brought by a group of telecoms investors under a multilateral investment treaty.

New Paris institution issues first award

New Paris institution issues first award

13 April 2017

A new Paris-based arbitral institution advised by Pierre Mayer and David Caron has issued its first award.

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp hires in DC

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp hires in DC

13 April 2017

US firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp has hired a former Foley Hoag investment treaty specialist as of counsel in its international disputes practice in Washington, DC.

French under-40 group appoints new leaders ahead of Paris Arbitration Week

French under-40 group appoints new leaders ahead of Paris Arbitration Week

13 April 2017

The French Arbitration Committee's under-40 group, CFA-40, has appointed Raphael Kaminsky of Teynier Pic and Janice Feigher of Norton Rose Fulbright as its new co-chairs, as the organisation makes plans for Paris Arbitration Week.

Georges Delaume 1921-2016

Georges Delaume 1921-2016

13 April 2017

Leading arbitration figures have paid tribute to the late Georges Delaume, who helped build ICSID as its senior legal adviser in the early 1980s – when it had just one or two cases a year – and was a mentor for many who wanted to specialise in international practice before it became so popular.

BlackBerry wins royalty dispute in US

BlackBerry wins royalty dispute in US

13 April 2017

An arbitral tribunal in San Francisco has awarded US$814.9 million to BlackBerry in a dispute over a licensing agreement after finding that the Canadian company had overpaid royalties to its US chip supplier.

African Nations Cup funding case kicks off in London

African Nations Cup funding case kicks off in London

12 April 2017

A Ghanaian businessman has filed for ICC arbitration against his home state, which he says is attempting to compel him to repay money he had been paid under an out-of-court settlement.