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EU unveils new trade deal with Singapore

The European Union and Singapore have finalised their first investment protection agreement, replacing 12 bilateral investment treaties and providing for a permanent two-tier tribunal to hear investor-state disputes.

"Let there be light"

The mood of this week’s ICCA conferences has been one of “concerned introspection” and the theme the legitimacy of arbitration “with its darker undercurrent of illegitimacy”, Sir Bernard Rix has told delegates at the second event in New Zealand – arguing it is time for the process to become more transparent.

LCIA claim against Azerbaijani bank allowed with conditions

An English court has agreed to lift a moratorium that prevented a group of hedge funds from pursuing debt claims in an LCIA proceeding against a restructured bank in Azerbaijan, provided it devises “appropriate undertakings” to ensure the arbitration won’t render futile a pending appeal in which the bank seeks a permanent stay of actions by its creditors in England and Wales.

“Floating armoury” award in favour of Sri Lankan piracy security business upheld

Singapore’s High Court has explained its decision not to set aside a SIAC award in favour of a piracy security business which had been accused of bribing a Sri Lankan state entity to allow “a floating armoury” off the coast of the port city of Galle.

  • The claim-award discrepancy and third-party funding

    In light of a recent study by Allen & Overy, James Delaney, director at specialist arbitration finance finance and insurance broker TheJudge, considers the discrepancy between average claims and awards in investor-state arbitration and how it affects the negotiation of third party funding arrangements

  • Canadian mining companies take on Colombia at ICSID

    Colombia is facing a pair of claims brought by two Canadian mining companies, bringing the number of ICSID cases against the state over a ban on mining operations in environmentally protected wetlands to three.

  • Practice head switches firm in Mexico City

    The former head of litigation and arbitration at Baker McKenzie in Mexico City, Salvador Fonseca González, has left the firm to assume the same role at Holland & Knight.

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Arb de Triomphe

Paris has played host to this year's GAR Awards, which honoured a range of firms and individuals for their achievements in the world of international arbitration.

FILM: tribute to David Caron, winner of the GAR lifetime achievement award 2018

The late David Caron, leading US arbitrator, academic and judge at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, has been given a posthumous GAR lifetime achievement award months after his unexpected death at age 65, with a moving speech from his friend and mentor Charles Brower and video tribute prepared by GAR.

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