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Gothenburg wins damages over defective trams

Gothenburg wins damages over defective trams

16 October 2017

UPDATED: The Swedish city of Gothenburg has claimed victory in a €110 million dispute with an Italian contractor at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce over defective trams on its public transport network.

Claims against fashion brands go ahead under Bangladesh accord

Claims against fashion brands go ahead under Bangladesh accord

16 October 2017

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has held that claims brought against two global fashion brands under an accord created in response to a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh are admissible.

Award against Kyrgyzstan upheld in London

Award against Kyrgyzstan upheld in London

16 October 2017

An English court has upheld a jurisdictional award won by Canadian mining company Stans Energy against Kyrgyzstan in a judgment that reveals details of the UNCITRAL’s tribunal’s reasoning on discrepancies in the translation of Kyrgyz investment law and other matters.

Averting the apocalypse: how arbitrators should respond to nuclear and climate change threats

Averting the apocalypse: how arbitrators should respond to nuclear and climate change threats

16 October 2017

A meeting of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR in Sydney heard Australian arbitrator Michael Kirby reflect on how arbitrators should respond to the threats to human life posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.

Sri Lanka faces claim over flooding at parliamentary lake

Sri Lanka faces claim over flooding at parliamentary lake

16 October 2017

GAR has learned further details of an ICSID claim filed last year against Sri Lanka, triggered by the flooding of a British hotel investor’s land on the banks of Lake Diyawanna near Colombo, where the country’s parliamentary building stands on an artificial island.

IBA's new arbitration leaders revealed

IBA's new arbitration leaders revealed

13 October 2017

As the IBA conference draws to a close, the arbitration committee has a refreshed slate of officers for 2018 led by Eduardo Silva Romero of Dechert in Paris and Julie Bédard of Skadden, as Spanish practitioner David Arias steps down.

Czech Republic wins first solar case

Czech Republic wins first solar case

13 October 2017

The Czech Republic has defeated the first of seven investment treaty cases brought by European investors over reforms to the country’s solar power sector.

CMS Hasche Sigle hires former in-house counsel in Hong Kong

CMS Hasche Sigle hires former in-house counsel in Hong Kong

13 October 2017

A year after opening in Hong Kong, the German arm of the CMS network has added a Taiwanese-American former ICC deputy counsel who has worked for almost three years as litigation and arbitration counsel at Semperit AG, a Vienna-based manufacturer of rubber and plastic products for industry and the medical profession.

Award challenges under England's 1996 Act analysed in Sydney

Award challenges under England's 1996 Act analysed in Sydney

13 October 2017

Bruce Macaulay of Skadden in London has said the latest judgment of the English Commercial Court on a challenge under section 68 of the 1996 Arbitration Act shows the reluctance of English courts to interfere with arbitral awards. In this week’s Clayton Utz lecture in Sydney, English arbitrator and former commercial court judge Sir Bernard Eder produced data to support this.

English court upholds LCIA award in oligarch joint venture dispute

English court upholds LCIA award in oligarch joint venture dispute

13 October 2017

The English Commercial Court has dismissed a challenge to a US$300 million LCIA award issued in a joint venture dispute between Ukrainian-Russian oligarchs, ruling that it did not contain serious irregularity.