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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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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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