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Nigerian ports authority settles ICC dispute

The operator of a Nigerian port terminal says it has settled a dispute with the country’s ports authority that gave rise to an ICC arbitration potentially worth “hundreds of millions of dollars”.

Peru threatened over coronavirus emergency measures

A road concessionaire has reportedly threatened to bring a claim against Peru over a law suspending the collection of tolls in response to the coronavirus outbreak, which if filed would be the first known arbitration brought against a state over its handling of the pandemic.

Italian boutique hires ex-HSF lawyer

Former Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer Monique Sasson has joined D|R Arbitration & Litigation, a Milan boutique set up last year.

Stephen Bond 1943-2020

Stephen Bond, who reformed the ICC International Court of Arbitration as its secretary general in the late 1980s and later worked as counsel and arbitrator at White & Case and Covington & Burling, has died aged 76.

  • Tributes to Stephen Bond

    Colleagues of Stephen Bond have paid tribute to him after he died on 29 May. Here are some of the tributes on which our obituary was based.

  • Libya overturns billion-dollar award

    A Cairo court has set aside a US$1 billion investment treaty award won by a Kuwaiti construction company against Libya, in a dispute over a contract to turn a Tripoli suburb into a tourist hotspot.

  • Ukraine threatened over renewable energy reforms

    Ukraine has been warned it may face an “avalanche of arbitration” if it goes ahead with proposed changes to its subsidy regime for renewable energy, with at least one investor having already notified the state of a potential treaty claim.

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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.

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.



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