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Bias challenge fails again in Congo case

Bias challenge fails again in Congo case

15 May 2017

The French Court of Cassation has for a second time rejected a Lebanese company’s allegation that the president of an ICC tribunal that heard a decade-long dispute with the Republic of the Congo lacked independence because of undisclosed ties to French oil company Total.

Angolan oil dispute heads to ICC

Angolan oil dispute heads to ICC

15 May 2017

US oil company Cobalt International has filed two ICC claims worth over US$2 billion against Angolan state entity Sonangol, accusing it of reneging on agreements relating to two deepwater oil blocks.

Toshiba faces claim ahead of semiconductor auction

Toshiba faces claim ahead of semiconductor auction

15 May 2017

US data storage company Western Digital has confirmed that it will be seeking arbitration with Toshiba to halt an auction of the Japanese conglomerate’s US$20 billion microchip business.

New faces at SIAC and LCIA

New faces at SIAC and LCIA

15 May 2017

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has announced new members of its board of directors and court, while a forensic accountant has joined the board of the LCIA.

Bolivia settles another treaty claim

Bolivia settles another treaty claim

15 May 2017

Spanish infrastructure group Abertis has settled a US$90 million investment treaty claim against Bolivia over the nationalisation of a concession company operating the country’s three main airports.

Landau first QC admitted in Singapore

Landau first QC admitted in Singapore

12 May 2017

In what is understood to be a “one-off” development, Toby Landau QC has become the first English silk in Singapore’s history to be admitted to its local bar.

Panama faces its fifth claim at ICSID

Panama faces its fifth claim at ICSID

12 May 2017

Panama is facing its fifth claim at ICSID brought by the Dutch founder of a Panamanian investment firm.

Gowling hires from Hogan Lovells

Gowling hires from Hogan Lovells

12 May 2017

Gowling WLG’s international arbitration practice has added a Hogan Lovells counsel as partner in London, a month after hiring Reed Smith’s co-head of international arbitration.

Blackaby looks back

Blackaby looks back

12 May 2017

At an event in Houston, Nigel Blackaby, the Washington, DC-based head of international arbitration at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, reflected on his career in the field and the most rewarding moments of his professional life to date.

ASA gives thumbs up to proposed Swiss law revisions

ASA gives thumbs up to proposed Swiss law revisions

12 May 2017

The Swiss Arbitration Association – ASA – has expressed its approval for government plans to “touch up” Switzerland’s arbitration statute in an ongoing public consultation that draws to a close at the end of this month.