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Former Singapore AG calls for more Asian representation

Singapore’s former attorney general VK Rajah SC argued at GAR Live today that with Asian arbitration practitioners now going “toe to toe” with the world’s best, institutions must do more to promote their inclusion and not focus only on gender diversity.

23 August 2022

Criminal conviction raises stakes in airline catering dispute

A Korean executive’s conviction last week on criminal charges relating to an airline catering contract is expected to be raised in a pending Singapore challenge to a US$1.78 billion ICC award.

23 August 2022

"Fifteen years is long enough”: US court enforces Conoco award

A US court has granted ConocoPhillips’ bid to enforce a US$9 billion ICSID award against Venezuela over three oil projects that were expropriated in 2007, finding there is no reason to think the state is likely to succeed in having it annulled.

22 August 2022

Ukraine denies benefits of ECT to Russian investors

UPDATED: Ukraine has invoked the Energy Charter Treaty’s denial of benefits provision to refuse protection to Russian-owned investments, as the state is threatened with a potential claim over the seizure of assets belonging to a chain of petrol stations.

22 August 2022

Reed Smith builds in Hong Kong with Fangda hire

Mandarin-speaking arbitration lawyer Matthew Townsend has left Chinese firm Fangda Partners to join the partnership at Reed Smith in Hong Kong.

22 August 2022

Indian creditor pursues Rwandan state entity

An Indian engineering company has asked a Paris court to enforce a US$32 million award against a Rwandan state-owned entity over a power transmission project, as related civil and criminal proceedings play out in Kigali.

19 August 2022

Carlsberg wins South Asian joint venture dispute

A SIAC tribunal chaired by Jan Paulsson has ruled in favour of Carlsberg in a US$1.5 billion dispute relating to its businesses in Nepal and India, giving the Danish brewer the right to buy its partner out of a joint venture.

18 August 2022

German wind investor takes Spain award to US court

German conglomerate BayWa has asked a US court to enforce €22 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Spain compensating it for measures affecting its wind power investments.

18 August 2022

Hong Kong award surfaces in tech investment dispute

A Chinese asset management group has asked a US court to enforce a US$145 million HKIAC award against the co-founder of a mobile internet services company in which it invested.

17 August 2022

Ghana university beats bid to enforce expert decision

A US court has refused to enforce an expert determination worth US$165 million against the University of Ghana while ducking the question of whether it qualifies as a foreign arbitration award.

17 August 2022

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