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Korean energy producer raises stakes in licensing dispute

South Korea’s largest energy producer is counterclaiming for US$880 million in two pending ICC arbitrations relating to technology licences – accusing the US fuel cell manufacturer that filed the cases of fraud and breach of contract.

19 October 2020

Croatia faces another claim over currency law

A Hungarian bank has brought a US$35 million ICSID claim against Croatia – the latest in a string of cases filed over legislation to convert loans held in Swiss franc into euros.

19 October 2020

Australian firm practice head joins London set

Russell Thirgood has left his role as head of arbitration at Australian firm McCullough Robertson to join the arbitrator wing of the International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in London.

19 October 2020

LatAm group to monitor pandemic impact

The Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) has established an observatory to monitor the impact of covid-19 on dispute resolution in the region.

19 October 2020

US judge won’t stand down in Chevron award battle

A group of Saudi and Egyptian claimants have failed to disqualify a US judge hearing their bid to enforce a US$18 billion award against Chevron over his alleged connections to the oil company and its counsel.

16 October 2020

Singapore judge bars India from sharing documents in BIT cases

A Singapore judge has refused to allow India to cross-disclose documents between two related BIT cases arising from multibillion-dollar tax demands – affirming that the general obligation of confidentiality in arbitration under Singapore's common law extends to investment treaty cases.

16 October 2020

Egyptian investor can’t join ICSID claim against Kuwait

An ICSID tribunal has refused to allow an Egyptian businesswoman to be joined as co-claimant in an investment treaty case against Kuwait over a failed project to build a heritage site in the country’s capital.

16 October 2020

Interim relief granted in Mexican broadcaster dispute

A Spanish media group has secured emergency relief in an ICC dispute over a Mexican radio broadcaster that it accuses its partner of trying to usurp.

16 October 2020

Gaillard on seven dirty tricks to disrupt an arbitration

In a virtual lecture, Emmanuel Gaillard of Shearman & Sterling described “seven dirty tricks” that parties use to disrupt arbitral proceedings and how arbitrators and courts should respond to prevent recalcitrant behaviour infecting the entire system.

15 October 2020

SIAC arbitrator rules against Indian stock exchange

A sole arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre has ruled that an Indian stock exchange’s bid to end a partnership with a US provider of financial indices was invalid.

15 October 2020

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