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The mood of this week’s ICCA conferences has been one of “concerned introspection” and the theme the legitimacy of arbitration “with its darker undercurrent of illegitimacy”, Sir Bernard Rix has told delegates at the second event in New Zealand – arguing it is time for the process to become more transparent.
An English court has agreed to lift a moratorium that prevented a group of hedge funds from pursuing debt claims in an LCIA proceeding against a restructured bank in Azerbaijan, provided it devises “appropriate undertakings” to ensure the arbitration won’t render futile a pending appeal in which the bank seeks a permanent stay of actions by its creditors in England and Wales.
Singapore’s High Court has explained its decision not to set aside a SIAC award in favour of a piracy security business which had been accused of bribing a Sri Lankan state entity to allow “a floating armoury” off the coast of the port city of Galle.
In light of a recent study by Allen & Overy, James Delaney, director at specialist arbitration finance finance and insurance broker TheJudge, considers the discrepancy between average claims and awards in investor-state arbitration and how it affects the negotiation of third party funding arrangements
Colombia is facing a pair of claims brought by two Canadian mining companies, bringing the number of ICSID cases against the state over a ban on mining operations in environmentally protected wetlands to three.
The former head of litigation and arbitration at Baker McKenzie in Mexico City, Salvador Fonseca González, has left the firm to assume the same role at Holland & Knight.
Paris has played host to this year's GAR Awards, which honoured a range of firms and individuals for their achievements in the world of international arbitration.
The late David Caron, leading US arbitrator, academic and judge at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, has been given a posthumous GAR lifetime achievement award months after his unexpected death at age 65, with a moving speech from his friend and mentor Charles Brower and video tribute prepared by GAR.
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