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Korean gaming company enjoys winning streak

South Korean videogame developer WeMade has received favourable awards in three arbitrations over an online role-playing game series, including the largest case ever heard at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.

Mauritanian state entity defeats iron ore claim

Mauritania’s state-owned mining company has reportedly defeated an ICC claim by a Spanish construction group over delays to a €140 million iron ore enrichment plant in the West African state.

Paris tribunal decides Peruvian toll dispute

A Paris-seated tribunal has ruled in a dispute between the Peruvian municipality of Lima and a French-owned road concessionaire over toll rates – as a new arbitration between the parties gets underway.

Debevoise promotes new counsel

Debevoise & Plimpton has promoted Elizabeth Nielsen, who helped win a US$5.9 billion ICSID award against Pakistan, to counsel in its New York office – while commercial disputes practitioner Robert Hoose has been made international counsel in London.

  • UK court sides with Guaidó in gold battle

    In a blow to Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, a London court has ruled that the UK government “unequivocally” recognises Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president in a battle for control of the state's gold reserves held by the Bank of England.

  • Hague panel finds India cannot prosecute Italian marines

    An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ruled that India must cease to exercise criminal jurisdiction over two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen in the Indian Ocean eight years ago but that the state is entitled to compensation from Italy over the incident.

  • Azerbaijan hit with claim over oilfield sale

    A Georgian businessman has filed an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Azerbaijan, seeking more than US$700 million in compensation over alleged interference by the state energy company leading up to the sale of his stake in an oil and gas field.

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Undisclosed expert ties prove fatal to ICSID award

Spain has persuaded an ICSID committee to annul a €128 million award in favour of a solar power investor on the basis of arbitrator Stanimir Alexandrov’s failure to disclose a longstanding professional relationship with one of the claimant’s expert witnesses from the Brattle Group.

ICSID panel rescinds security for costs order

An ICSID tribunal has rescinded an order requiring the administrator of an insolvent German company to pay security for costs to proceed with a third-party funded claim against Turkmenistan – as a dissenting arbitrator warns the decision undermines the integrity of investor-state arbitration.



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