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Inpex settles dispute over Australian LNG project

Japanese oil and gas company Inpex has settled an ICC dispute over the US$45 billion construction of a liquefied natural gas project on the western coast of Australia.

20 October 2021

VIAC secretary general to step down

Alice Fremuth-Wolf is stepping down as secretary general of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre after nearly a decade during which she oversaw the institution’s expansion in the Russian market, improvements in arbitrator diversity, and electronic case management during the covid-19 pandemic.

20 October 2021

Covid plea fails to halt Hong Kong share freeze

A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction in aid of a CIETAC claim over a share transfer that was terminated on the grounds of covid-19 and “deteriorating Sino-US relations”.

20 October 2021

Interpol defeats claim over jailed ex-president

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has thrown out a claim brought against Interpol by the wife of its former president after he was detained by Chinese authorities on corruption charges.

19 October 2021

Kazakh road authority sees off challenge to SIAC award

A Turkish contractor has lost its challenge to a nearly US$18 million SIAC award in favour of Kazakhstan’s road authority, with a Paris court ruling that complaints over procedural unfairness should have been raised in the arbitration.

19 October 2021

Oon & Bazul builds in Singapore

Singapore firm Oon & Bazul has added three partners with arbitration experience to its litigation and dispute resolution practice, including a duo from Clifford Chance’s local partner firm.

19 October 2021

Swedish firm makes lateral hire

Swedish firm Lindahl has hired David Ackebo from Hannes Snellman as its Stockholm disputes head, as the firm continues to rebuild after losing its entire arbitration team in the city two years ago.

19 October 2021

Australian mega-claim looms after mining law upheld

An Australian mining magnate has lost his court challenge against emergency legislation that halted his US$21 billion arbitration against the state government of Western Australia – making the prospect of an investment treaty claim more likely.

18 October 2021

Russian investors bring mining claim against France

Companies owned by the family of one of Russia’s wealthiest men are pursuing a US$4.6 billion treaty claim against France over a controversial gold mining project that the state wants to halt on environmental grounds.

18 October 2021

Haiti fails to stay claim as central bank assets unfrozen

A New York state court has refused to grant Haiti a stay of a US$94 million ad hoc arbitration brought by a US-owned petroleum supplier, after a federal court lifted an attachment on assets owned by the Caribbean state’s central bank.

18 October 2021

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