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BCLP partner launches UAE boutique

Raza Mithani has left the partnership at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Dubai to set up a UAE boutique focusing on disputes and investigations – where he will be aided by three silks and a former president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

21 January 2022

CMS promotes in Munich

Susanne Schwalb, who is representing a toll road consortium in a €500 million claim against Germany, has been made partner at CMS in Munich.

21 January 2022

Vinson & Elkins promotes four

Vinson & Elkins has promoted Peter Danysh, Matt Hoffman and Rob Landicho in Houston and Charles Aitchison in London to counsel in its commercial disputes team.

21 January 2022

Renewables claim against Germany clears early hurdle

An ICSID tribunal has refused to throw out an Irish renewables group’s Energy Charter Treaty claim against Germany on an expedited basis in light of the European Court of Justice’s recent ruling on intra-EU arbitration in Komstroy.

20 January 2022

Austrian pharma company alleges arbitral fraud

An Austrian pharmaceuticals company has asked a US court to grant discovery to support criminal allegations that its Taiwanese partner has made fraudulent statements in two ICC arbitrations arising from a multibillion-euro dispute over a blood cancer drug.

20 January 2022

Panel of Chinese law firms to advise state on treaty disputes

China's Ministry of Commerce has selected a panel of 15 leading Chinese firms to advise it in investment treaty negotiations and on treaty disputes, as three known claims proceed against the state.

20 January 2022

Walker appointed to Order of Canada

Canadian arbitrator and academic Janet Walker has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada, the nation’s second highest civilian honour.

20 January 2022

Lithuanian suit against Veolia can proceed despite ICSID case

Lithuania’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s energy ministry is not barred from pursuing a €240 million lawsuit against French environmental services group Veolia in local courts due to a pending ICSID claim, citing European Court of Justice case law on the invalidity of intra-EU BITs.

19 January 2022

Rosher takes the reins at Reed Smith

Paris-based Peter Rosher has taken over as head of international arbitration at Reed Smith, as the practice looks to emerging fields such as the metaverse.

19 January 2022

Venezuela loses US appeal over attached shares

A US appeals court has said it lacks jurisdiction to intervene in Canadian mining company Crystallex’s efforts to execute a US$1.4 billion ICSID award against Venezuela’s largest foreign asset as the lower court has yet to make a final decision.

19 January 2022

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