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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

Fox gambles on JAMS claim against Irish group

Fox Corporation has filed a JAMS claim against a Dublin-based bookmakers’ group over its planned purchase of a multibillion-dollar stake in a sports betting brand.

08 April 2021

Eyewear maker can’t get look at covid docs

A Dutch appeal court has refused to allow French-Italian eyewear maker EssilorLuxottica to obtain discovery in a dispute over a €5.5 billion takeover disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic.

08 April 2021

A&O promotes in Slovakia and Hong Kong

Allen & Overy has promoted Lucia Raimanova in Bratislava and Joanne Lau in Hong Kong to the partnership, both of whom have worked on high-profile investment disputes.

08 April 2021

Linklaters promotes in DC

Christian Albanesi, a former managing counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, has been promoted to the partnership at Linklaters in Washington, DC.

08 April 2021

Casino operator fails to ground plane

A Las Vegas casino operator seeking to enforce a US$296 million award against a Manila gaming resort owner cannot ground a plane that purportedly belongs to its billionaire chairman, a US court has ruled.

08 April 2021

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