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French defence company Safran and its German unit have asked a New York court to stay an ICC arbitration filed against them in the city, while compelling an ad hoc arbitration that began in Paris weeks before – both concerning a dispute under a 25 year-old technology licence.
White & Case has added a Portuguese and Spanish-speaking lawyer to its new office in Houston to expand its international arbitration capability in Latin America and lusuphone countries.
UPDATED. A US$3 billion worldwide freezing order obtained by Angola’s sovereign wealth fund in support of claims of a dishonest conspiracy involving the son of the former president has been lifted, with the Commercial Court in London ruling that many of the claims belong in arbitration in Angola, Portugal or Mauritius, not litigation in England.
China’s largest arbitration provider, CIETAC, has opened a North American branch in the Canadian city of Vancouver – its first outside China.
UPDATED. A former law clerk for “the world’s busiest arbitrator” Charles Brower and legal adviser to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal has joined King & Spalding’s international arbitration practice as counsel in Washington, DC, after five years at White & Case.
Bolivia is facing its first new claim at ICSID in years, brought by Spanish banking group BBVA over the transfer of management of pensions, while the issuance of an award in another investment case against the state has been put in doubt by the serious illness of an arbitrator.
The US Department of Justice has alleged that unnamed law firms representing Venezuela in international arbitrations arranged to pay “kickbacks” to the relative of a Venezuelan government official.
India’s Reliance Industries and its foreign partners in an offshore gas block have prevailed in a US$1.7 billion UNCITRAL dispute with the Indian government, which was filed after they were fined for profiting from gas that had allegedly migrated from adjacent state-owned fields.
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