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Spain's Telefónica has made good on its threat to bring an ICSID claim against Colombia over the reversion of its assets in a telecoms concession – while another treaty claim filed by Mexican telecoms group América Móvil over the same measures continues.
The International Council for Commercial Arbitration - ICCA - has announced five new governing board members and a new vice president of its executive body. They will serve under Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, who will take over as president of the body during the ICCA Congress in Sydney.
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution has said that its revised arbitration rules, which come into effect next month, will include a “young lawyer rule" giving tribunals discretion to permit junior lawyers to examine witnesses and present arguments if lead counsel and the client agree.
GAR understands the US has accepted a Canadian proposal whereby investor-state dispute settlement will be removed from the new NAFTA as the basis of negotiation going forward, with the only recourse in the event of disputes to be non-binding state-to-state arbitration.
UPDATED. Leading US arbitrator, academic and judge at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal David Caron has died suddenly aged 65.
Watson Farley & Williams has hired Baker McKenzie’s head of international arbitration in Dubai to lead its new disputes practice in the emirate.
LINK TO AWARD ADDED: A SIAC tribunal has censured Debevoise & Plimpton and its Texan co-counsel for making misrepresentations in a dispute over the sale of a casino in Laos, it has emerged.
For what is believed to be the first time, an Egyptian court has recognised and enforced an interim measures order issued by a foreign arbitral tribunal – in an ICC dispute between a South Korean industrial group and the developer of Damietta port in northern Egypt that ended in a more than US$72 million award last week.
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