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Spain denied ECJ referral over ECT award

A Swedish court hearing Spain’s challenge to a €53 million Energy Charter Treaty award has for a second time refused to consult the European Court of Justice about the treaty’s compatibility with EU law.

Ecuador tram disputes on track at ICC

Cast lists have come to light for two ICC arbitrations commenced by Spanish and French consortiums against an Ecuadorean municipal government over the construction of a tram line.

Ex-Shearman partner goes solo in Canada

Jeremy Sharpe, a former chief of investment arbitration at the US State Department, has launched an independent practice in Ottawa after leaving the partnership at Shearman & Sterling at the end of last year.

ICCA publishes volume of Veeder lectures

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration has commemorated the late British arbitrator Johnny Veeder QC by publishing an online volume of his lectures.

  • German under-40 group names new co-chairs

    The German Institution of Arbitration’s young arbitrators group, DIS40, has appointed three new co-chairs.

  • Seizure of Albanian port terminal triggers BIT threat

    Investors in a container terminal at a port on Albania’s Adriatic coast have threatened to bring a bilateral investment treaty claim worth €100 million after it was seized by bailiffs following the termination of the concession by local courts.

  • US Supreme Court sides with GE on non-signatories

    The US Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by General Electric, ruling that the New York Convention does not prevent non-signatories from enforcing arbitration agreements under principles of equitable estoppel.

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Algerian state entity fails to reopen energy tariff

An ICC tribunal has ordered an Algerian state-owned entity to pay US$100 million after rejecting its attempt to revise the pricing formula in an electricity supply contract with a subsidiary of embattled Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin.

Indian arbitrator cleared of bias in Singapore

Singapore’s international commercial court has upheld a US$100 million ICC award relating to a five-star hotel project near Kolkata, rejecting arguments that Indian arbitrator Harish Salve SA showed bias by only belatedly disclosing a co-counsel relationship with the winning side’s law firm.

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