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Philip Morris files claim against Ukraine

US tobacco company Philip Morris has made good on its threat to file an ICSID claim against Ukraine after being hit with a €44 million fine by a national competition authority.

21 January 2021

Agent can’t revive ICC claim after “kickbacks”

A Swiss court has upheld an ICC award that blocked a Panamanian company from recovering agency commissions from a client after it emerged the agent’s founder had paid “kickbacks” to one of the client’s employees.

21 January 2021

Three firms promote counsel

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Hogan Lovells and Foley Hoag have promoted members of their international arbitration teams to counsel.

21 January 2021

Mexican satellite fraud claim fails at ICDR

Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES has applied to enforce a costs award after fending off fraud claims brought by a Mexican business partner in an ICDR arbitration.

21 January 2021

Liability of arbitrators in the Americas

Practitioners discussed arbitrator liability, disclosure and diversity at the first-ever virtual Americas Workshop hosted by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and Latin American Association of Arbitration. María Paz Lestido of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington, DC reports.

21 January 2021

Chile threatened over airport pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have threatened Chile with an ICSID claim after their billion-dollar concession for Santiago’s international airport was severely disrupted by measures taken in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

20 January 2021

Venezuela settles beef with cattle farmers

The administration of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó has agreed to pay around US$110 million to satisfy an ICSID award won by a British family business over the expropriation of its cattle farms.

20 January 2021

Salomon award upheld in Snoop Dogg royalties dispute

CORRECTED: A US court has upheld an award issued by ICC Court president-elect Claudia Salomon against a French cognac producer in a dispute arising in part from missed royalty payments to US rapper Snoop Dogg.

20 January 2021

Belt and Road project in Jordan spawns ICC claims

Jordan and one of its state-owned entities have launched ICC claims against a company awarded a US$2.1 billion contract to build a power station and mine as part of China’s Belt and Road initiative.

20 January 2021

Japanese firm hires from Bae Kim & Lee

David MacArthur has become the second high-profile departure from Bae Kim & Lee this month as he leaves to join Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune as senior foreign counsel in Tokyo.

20 January 2021

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