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Fox Rothschild hires Lat Am partner

Latin America disputes specialist Erika Levin has left US firm Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss to join the partnership at Fox Rothschild in New York.

13 April 2021

New names at Milan chamber

The Milan Chamber of Arbitration has elected a new president of its arbitral council and added four new members.

13 April 2021

Brazilian pulp award leads to cyber hack challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar ICC dispute over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration has been tainted by cyber hacking.

12 April 2021

Rio Tinto settles feud over funding of Mongolian project

Canadian miner Turquoise Hill Resources has settled an arbitration with its majority shareholder Rio Tinto concerning US$2.3 billion in funding for a troubled copper and gold project in Mongolia, while an investor-state claim over tax measures continues.

12 April 2021

New ICSID claim against Burkina Faso

A Mauritian investor in explosive products has filed an ICSID claim against Burkina Faso – the first case the state has faced at the centre in more than 20 years.

12 April 2021

Ecuador faces ICC claim over mining project

Chile’s state-owned copper company has filed an ICC claim against Ecuador over the alleged failure of its national mining company to develop a multibillion copper project near Quito.

09 April 2021

Ex-Gibson Dunn partner struck off

Former Gibson Dunn disputes partner Peter Gray has been struck off the roll of solicitors of England and Wales, six years after he was found to have deliberately misled the High Court.

09 April 2021

Past and present ICJ judges welcome curb on moonlighting

Former International Court of Justice judge Bruno Simma has welcomed a move by the court to prevent judges moonlighting as arbitrators in investor-state cases, saying “there was a danger to the reputation of the court which was countered at the right time, the right moment”; while new judge Georg Nolte said the work of the court is “so intense” that taking on more is not a good idea.

09 April 2021

Chinese group enforces against aircraft venture partner

A Chinese financial services group has had an US$87 million HKIAC award confirmed in Missouri and is now eyeing enforcement in California against its US partner in a failed joint venture to resell used aircraft.

09 April 2021

New leadership at Bogotá chamber

The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new president to lead its arbitration and conciliation centre.

09 April 2021

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