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Service on states can’t be bypassed, UK court holds

London’s Commercial Court has partially set aside an order to enforce an award against Libya, holding that it lacks the power to dispense with requirements for service of proceedings on a foreign state even in the “exceptional circumstances” created by Libya’s civil unrest.

DIAC hears airline’s claim against private equity group

Low-cost airline Air Arabia is pursuing a claim against a collapsed private equity group before the Dubai International Arbitration Centre as it brings a criminal complaint against the group’s founder.

White & Case grows Lat Am team

Silvia Marchili has joined the partnership at White & Case after 13 years with King & Spalding in Houston, where she acted for investors in a number of successful treaty claims against Latin American states.

Malta pursues Skanska over hospital defects

Former ICC Court secretary general Andrea Carlevaris is chairing a dispute between a Maltese government entity and Sweden’s Skanska over alleged defective concrete used in the construction of a €600 million public hospital.

  • DLA Piper gains practice co-chair with Curtis hire

    Kate Brown de Vejar has joined DLA Piper as its new global co-chair of international arbitration after nine years at Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle in Mexico City.

  • Yukos bankruptcy denied recognition in the Netherlands

    The Dutch Supreme Court has confirmed that a Russian judgment declaring the bankruptcy of Yukos should be denied recognition on public policy grounds, ending a long-running battle for control of the Russian oil company’s international assets.

  • Rwandan state entity takes investor to ICSID

    In a rare example of an ICSID arbitration commenced against an investor, a Rwandan state-owned entity has brought a claim against the operator of a one-of-a-kind power plant on one of Africa’s Great Lakes.

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UAE investor in Libya brings claim under Islamic treaty

A UAE investor in a joint venture that operated Libya’s largest oil refinery has requested UNCITRAL arbitration against the state under the investment agreement of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in the wake of related ICC proceedings.

Jay-Z highlights lack of diversity among arbitrators

UPDATED. World-renowned rapper Jay-Z has won a temporary stay of a US$200 million American Arbitration Association proceeding from a New York court after complaining that the institution does not have enough black arbitrators.

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