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Chinese miner brings ICC claim over Congo lithium project

One of China’s largest mining groups has launched an ICC claim over the purchase of a stake in a major lithium project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 May 2022

Charity ball raises over half a million for Save the Children

The International Arbitration Charity Ball returned to London last night for the first time in four years, raising a record-breaking £550,000 for Save the Children in an event that drew inspiration from the musical biopic The Greatest Showman.

13 May 2022

Mannheimer partner goes solo in Stockholm

German and Swedish-qualified lawyer Alexander Foerster has left the partnership at Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling after 30 years with the firm to practise as an independent arbitrator in Stockholm.

13 May 2022

Legal finance and success fees in arbitration

As Hong Kong’s legislature considers a bill to allow success fees in arbitration, Kathryn Sanger and Briana Young of Herbert Smith Freehills and Emily Tillett of Burford Capital consider how such fee structures may intersect with the legal finance industry.

13 May 2022

Join us for GAR Live Vienna

Readers are invited to join us this month for GAR Live Vienna, which will feature panels on whether there is such a thing as a “bad” arbitrator challenge and if confidentiality is on the decline in commercial arbitration, along with a keynote address by Catherine Amirfar.

13 May 2022

Russian state banks warn of claims against Ukraine

Two Russian state-owned banks have said they will pursue international arbitration against Ukraine after its parliament approved measures allowing for the seizure of their assets.

12 May 2022

Arbitration in the era of sanctions

A panel at GAR Live London addressed the problems of conducting arbitrations in “an era of sanctions and increased hostile international relations”, prompting debate over whether Russian parties are being unfairly denied access to justice.

12 May 2022

Mexico defeats bulk of claim over ship seizures

A divided UNCITRAL tribunal dismissed the bulk of a Singaporean investor’s US$227 million treaty claim against Mexico relating to the seizure of vessels during a fraud probe, a newly published ICSID award reveals.

12 May 2022

Five Web3 predictions for the NFT age

In an article which has been minted as the first international arbitration collectable NFT, Matthew Townsend of Fangda Partners in Hong Kong identifies five ways Web3 could change practice in the field: including driving the development of new funding models, "on-chain" adjudication, protocols for managing procedure and evidence, tokenised arbitral awards and identification of parties through digital wallets.

12 May 2022

Gas payment issues in Europe: what are the next steps?

Squire Patton Boggs partners Michelle Bock, Max Rockall, Stephen Anway and George von Mehren consider the options available to European importers of Russian gas in the wake of President Putin’s decree that supplies should be paid for in Russian roubles.

11 May 2022

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