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Alvin Yeo SC dies aged 60

Alvin Yeo SC, co-founder of WongPartnership and the youngest ever lawyer to be appointed senior counsel in Singapore, has died aged 60 following a two-year battle with cancer.

01 August 2022

Apple settles with headphones maker

Apple has ended its bid to enforce an ICC award that held a US headphones maker liable for breach of confidentiality after agreeing to settle the dispute.

01 August 2022

Brazilian billionaire’s New York assets frozen

A federal court in New York has attached the assets of one of Brazil’s wealthiest men at the request of an infrastructure group trying to enforce a US$41 million award issued in an arbitration in São Paulo.

01 August 2022

Burford-funded mining claim against Greenland underway

A tribunal has begun hearing an Australian company’s claim against Greenland and the Kingdom of Denmark over a uranium mining ban affecting a US$3 billion project – a case financed by a subsidiary of Burford Capital.

29 July 2022

ICDR claim against Kazakhstan fizzles out

An ICDR panel has terminated a claim against Kazakhstan brought by a controversial businessman who has been accused of helping to launder US$440 million in stolen funds from the country.

29 July 2022

SIAC award survives coercion allegations

A mining executive and his son who alleged they were coerced at knifepoint into settling a joint venture dispute while suffering from mental illness have lost their challenge to a US$12 million SIAC award in Singapore.

29 July 2022

New principal at LK Law

James Hayton, who has worked on investment treaty claims against Argentina and Belgium among other cases and is co-founder of the first arbitration conference for the Balkan region, has been appointed principal at the London office of UK-Australian law firm LK.

29 July 2022

Algeria liable for blocking transfer of dividends

A split ICSID tribunal has ordered Algeria to pay US$110 million to a Swiss shipping company and lift a prohibition against the collection of dividends from its local investments.

28 July 2022

Bottlemakers resubmit claim against Venezuela

Two bottlemaking companies that saw their billion-dollar ICSID claim against Venezuela thrown out four years ago have refiled the case – as the state fails to annul a coffee investor’s US$42 million award in a separate dispute.

28 July 2022

Watson Farley launches Madrid disputes practice

Victor Mercedes, a former practice head at Baker McKenzie in Barcelona, has joined Watson Farley & Williams to launch a disputes practice in Madrid.

28 July 2022

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