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Moldova sees off one treaty claim and is hit with another

Moldova has defeated an €884 million treaty claim over an airport concession just as it is hit with a new Energy Charter Treaty claim by a gas distributor.

04 August 2022

Brazilian pulp award survives hacking allegations

A Brazilian court has upheld an ICC award in an acrimonious dispute over the multibillion-dollar sale of a pulp producer, dismissing allegations the procedure was tainted by a cyberattack and a conflict of interests and awarding US$114 million in legal fees to the winning side.

04 August 2022

Armenian boutique merges with Moscow firm

Armenian practitioner Sargis Grigoryan has merged his disputes boutique with Rybalkin Gortsunyan Dyakin & Partners, becoming the first international office for the Moscow-based firm.

04 August 2022

Another homeowner threatens treaty claim against Korea

South Korea is facing another investment dispute with a private homeowner, as a naturalised US citizen threatens to bring a claim for at least US$4 million for the expropriation of her apartment and associated “mental and emotional distress”.

04 August 2022

Boris Johnson’s brother threatens claim against Mongolia

The half-brother of UK prime minister Boris Johnson has warned he may bring a US$50 million investment treaty claim against Mongolia for denial of justice over its failure to pursue a fraud prosecution against his local business partner.

03 August 2022

Rosatom faces disputes over Finnish and Turkish projects

Rosatom is bringing several ICC cases and potentially also a treaty claim over the termination of its contract for a Finnish nuclear power plant, GAR has learned, as the Russian state entity is threatened with arbitration by a Turkish contractor over another politically sensitive project.

03 August 2022

ICSID counsel joins new Chilean boutique

Francisco Grob has left ICSID after seven years as legal counsel to join Jana & Gil Dispute Resolution, the Chilean boutique recently launched by former members of Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana.

03 August 2022

Morocco defeats scrap metal claim

An ICSID tribunal has rejected a German recycling company’s €19 million claim against Morocco over a “de facto” ban on the export of scrap metal.

02 August 2022

Mansors recruits former Baker disputes head in Moscow

Months after Baker McKenzie announced its Russian operations would be spun off in response to the war in Ukraine, the firm’s head of CIS disputes Vladimir Khvalei has left to join Mansors in Moscow.

02 August 2022

Volterra Fietta can't collect fees under unlawful retainer

The High Court in London has affirmed that Volterra Fietta is not entitled to any of the nearly US$3 million it billed a client in an investment treaty arbitration under a conditional fee agreement that was found to be unlawful.

02 August 2022

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