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ICC award set aside in Paris in Russian-Ukrainian dispute

A Russian company has secured the rare set aside of an ICC award in France on public policy grounds, in a dispute with Ukrainian companies over the transfer of shares in a gold mining company in Laos.

Russia doping scandal appeals to be heard en masse by CAS

Two Court of Arbitration for Sport tribunals will next week simultaneously hear 39 of the 42 appeals lodged by Russian athletes in a conference centre in Geneva, as they look to overturn their lifetime bans following the state-sponsored doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Herbert Smith Freehills hires in Johannesburg

In the wake of South Africa’s adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law last year, Herbert Smith Freehills has hired a new disputes director in its Johannesburg office.

Former Herbert Smith Freehills counsel joins Milan firm

After returning to her native Italy from the US, former Herbert Smith Freehills counsel and JAMS arbitrator Monique Sasson has joined Milan law firm Maachi di Cellere Gangemi.

  • Jordan defeats ICSID claim over tax on sale of mobile phone company

    Kuwaiti investors have failed in an ICSID claim against Jordan over a US$81 million tax bill on the sale of a mobile phone company that caused public disquiet, with one partially dissenting arbitrator finding it was “politically motivated”.

  • ArcelorMittal seeks to enforce billion dollar award

    The world’s largest steel company ArcelorMittal has asked a US court to enforce a US$1.4billion ICC award against Indian conglomerate Essar arising from a Minneapolis-seated arbitration.

  • Libya hit by civil war-related claim

    Indian construction company Punj Lloyd has launched an ICC claim against Libya’s state oil company in a dispute over a pipe-laying project that was disrupted by the country’s civil war and then expanded in scope.

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Fashion brand settles claim under Bangladesh accord

A global fashion brand has settled an UNCITRAL dispute with two Swiss labour union federations based on an accord created in response to a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh - though a second claim remains pending against another leading brand.

Total defeats US$22 billion claim

A defunct subsidiary of French energy group Total has seen off a US$22.4 billion UNCITRAL claim brought by two Russian provinces – ending an eight-year dispute that for a time became notorious in France and gave rise to a criminal investigation targeting two of the original arbitrators.

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