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Ecuador ratifies ICSID Convention

Ecuador has ratified the ICSID Convention, sealing the state’s return to the treaty that it denounced over a decade ago.

20 July 2021

Curtis partners decamp to DLA and funder

Gabriela Álvarez-Ávila has left Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle after 14 years to join DLA Piper as partner in Mexico City – while Benard Preziosi, who recently retired from Curtis after four decades, has joined a third-party funder in New York.

20 July 2021

Kosovan power plant claim discontinued at ICSID

A British power company’s €20 million ICSID claim against Kosovo over a scrapped power plant has been discontinued.

20 July 2021

Five case studies under the China-Hong Kong interim relief arrangement

Three Fangda lawyers – partner Diane Peng in Beijing and counsel Matthew Townsend and Fabian Roday in Hong Kong – summarise 5 real life cases in which they have obtained interim relief in mainland China in support of Hong Kong-seated arbitrations, highlighting the requirements, pitfalls and best practices.

20 July 2021

Solar award triggers EU state aid probe

The European Commission says it has begun an in-depth investigation to assess whether a €101 million Energy Charter Treaty award requiring Spain to compensate investors for changes to its renewable energy subsidy regime accords with EU state aid rules.

19 July 2021

Suez gets eco park dispute sent to LCIA

A UK court has ruled that a claim against France’s Suez over delays in the construction of a £103 million “eco park” for waste processing in southeast England should be heard in LCIA arbitration.

19 July 2021

What McIlwrath did next

After 22 years steering litigation for General Electric's oil and gas division and for former GE subsidiary Baker Hughes, Michael McIlwrath has founded a new company devoted to providing in-house litigation support to private and public organisations facing international disputes.

19 July 2021

Sachs stays on ICSID panel after removal from parallel case

ICSID has rejected a port investor’s bid to disqualify Klaus Sachs from hearing a claim against Georgia, after the German arbitrator was removed from an overlapping ICC case.

19 July 2021

WATCH: relive the GAR Awards 2021

A full recording of the second virtual GAR Awards ceremony can be found here.

19 July 2021

WATCH: GAR Awards tribute to Alan Redfern

Our video tribute to Alan Redfern, who was awarded the lifetime achievement award at our GAR Awards ceremony, can be found here.

19 July 2021

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