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Martin Hunter dies aged 84

Martin Hunter, who was one of the founders of the Freshfields arbitration group and wrote the seminal basic text on this area of practice, has died aged 84.

11 October 2021

Yemen award upheld despite terrorism claims

A French court has upheld a US$30 million ICC award in favour of Yemen despite arguments the proceeds could be used to fund terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda and thereby violate human rights and international sanctions.

07 October 2021

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Qatari sports broadcaster

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on Qatari state-backed broadcaster beIN Sport, paving the way for the potential settlement of a billion-dollar investment treaty dispute and a UK arbitration over the purchase of an English football club.

07 October 2021

PDVSA emergency award rebuffed in the Netherlands

A Dutch appeal court has refused to recognise an ICDR emergency award blocking Curaçao’s state-run refining company from targeting assets owned by Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA.

07 October 2021

Join us for GAR Live: Moscow

Readers are invited to join us next week for GAR Live: Moscow, which will address topics including large-scale disputes in infrastructure projects and whether public policy is a matter of international or national law.

07 October 2021

Abu Dhabi courts take unified approach

The Abu Dhabi court system is taking a unified approach to the recognition of valid arbitration agreements in the face of parallel litigation, argues John Gaffney of Al Tamimi & Company in Abu Dhabi.

07 October 2021

Panama faces billion-dollar claim over mining project

A Canadian mining company is preparing a US$2.8 billion ICSID claim against Panama over the alleged expropriation of a controversial gold extraction project.

06 October 2021

Dominican Republic declares win in bus lease dispute

The Dominican Republic says it has defeated a treaty claim brought by a Spanish investor over a bus lease contract, with a tribunal concluding it was an abuse of process.

06 October 2021

Real estate investors threaten claim against Armenia

A group of Russian and German investors have warned they will bring a US$38 million investment treaty claim against Armenia over the “theft and raid” of their investments in a real estate development in the country’s capital, Yerevan.

06 October 2021

King & Spalding hires from Dechert in DC

Dual-qualified Brazilian-American lawyer Érica Franzetti has joined King & Spalding as partner in Washington, DC, after six years at Dechert, where her experience included advising Hungary’s MOL in a dispute with Croatia.

06 October 2021

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