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Making Musick: lawyer takes on new challenge in LA

21 March 2017

After 12 years with Dutch firms and four with Southern California construction firm Gibbs Giden, arbitration specialist Nathan O'Malley is to launch and lead an international arbitration practice for Musick Peeler & Garrett in Los Angeles.

Ukraine asks to set aside JKX award

Ukraine asks to set aside JKX award

21 March 2017

Ukraine has applied to the English High Court to set aside a US$11.8 million UNCITRAL award made in favour of London-registered oil and gas group JKX – with the state accusing the tribunal of “serious irregularity” when conducting the proceedings.

Dechert scoops Vinson & Elkins partner in Beijing

Dechert scoops Vinson & Elkins partner in Beijing

21 March 2017

After more than 17 years, Vinson's & Elkin's principal international arbitration practitioner in Beijing Nicholas Song has moved to Dechert along with four other members of the firm’s China practice.

Jamaica on brink of passing new law

Jamaica on brink of passing new law

20 March 2017

Jamaica's Senate has been debating an arbitration bill based on the UNCITRAL Model Law that could be law by the end of the week, as a Canadian-funded effort is under way to update legislation in the entire CARICOM region.

Canada defeats NAFTA claim over pharma patents

Canada defeats NAFTA claim over pharma patents

20 March 2017

Canada has defeated a US$374 million NAFTA claim brought by US drugmaker Eli Lilly over the revocation of two drugs patents.

New partners for Brown Rudnick in London and Paris

New partners for Brown Rudnick in London and Paris

20 March 2017

Brown Rudnick has promoted two associates specialising in international arbitration and litigation to the partnership in London and Paris, meaning it now has six such partners outside its US office.

The first weeks of funding in Singapore

The first weeks of funding in Singapore

20 March 2017

Singapore has quietly permitted third-party funding of international arbitration but funders are likely to be wary of taking on cases for some time, in part because of difficulties in enforcing awards in the region.

Air India wins dispute over transport of pilgrims

Air India wins dispute over transport of pilgrims

20 March 2017

Air India has defeated a US$92.8 million claim brought by a US-based airline over arrangements to transport hajj pilgrims to Mecca just five months after an order compelling the parties to arbitration was upheld – and has already told a New York court it will be petitioning to enforce.

Dentons hires from Clifford Chance in Frankfurt

Dentons hires from Clifford Chance in Frankfurt

17 March 2017

Dentons has hired a litigation and dispute resolution partner from Clifford Chance to join the firm's Frankfurt office, which also recruited from Shearman & Sterling last month.

Blatter splattered? CAS award published following ban

Blatter splattered? CAS award published following ban

17 March 2017

A Court of Arbitration for Sport tribunal found that disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter was “reckless, or at least profoundly careless” when approving a 2 million Swiss franc payment to the then-president of UEFA Michel Platini, in the newly published award that ended his career in football.

Repeat challenger accuses SCC board of impropriety

Repeat challenger accuses SCC board of impropriety

17 March 2017

In past months, a Geneva-based lawyer, Matthew Parish of Gentium Law, has become notorious for his efforts to disqualify a tribunal in a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce shipping case. Following the rejection of his latest challenge without reasons, he is now accusing the SCC board of "serial impropriety".

Tanzanian power dispute leads to ICC claim

Tanzanian power dispute leads to ICC claim

17 March 2017

Tanzania’s state-owned power company Tanesco is facing a US$561 million ICC claim brought by a local subsidiary of US engineering firm Symbion Power in the latest dispute to arise out of the country’s troubled energy sector.