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Cement investor brings claim against Dominican Republic

A US company has brought an ICSID claim said to be worth US$88 million against the Dominican Republic over a cement production enterprise.

18 May 2022

Pinsolle takes over French committee

The French Arbitration Committee, or CFA, has elected Philippe Pinsolle as its new president – the first to be based outside France.

18 May 2022

Teynier Pic adds counsel in Paris

Yann Dehaudt-Delville, who formerly worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dechert and Le 16 Law, has joined Teynier Pic as counsel in Paris.

18 May 2022

International arbitration charity ball – in pictures

Photographs of the International Arbitration Charity Ball, which raised a record-breaking £553,263 for Save the Children last week, are now available.

18 May 2022

Iranian gas award surfaces in US court

The UAE’s Crescent Petroleum has asked a US court to enforce a US$2.4 billion award against Iran’s national oil company, shedding light on a fraught 13-year arbitration that saw three arbitrators resign and a tribunal chair disqualified.

17 May 2022

Property developer brings Romania to ICSID

A Netherlands-based property developer has brought a €262 million ICSID claim against Romania over a project to develop a commercial and residential area in Bucharest.

17 May 2022

LCIA reveals case figures and new appointments

The LCIA has revealed it took on fewer cases in 2021 compared with the covid-fuelled high of the year before – while announcing the latest appointments to the LCIA Court.

17 May 2022

Lord Mance addresses GAR Live London

In a keynote speech at GAR Live London, Lord Mance gave an overview of problems affecting international arbitration in London, including how to deal with arbitrator conflicts of interest and confidentiality following the UK Supreme Court decision in Halliburton v Chubb; and "the outside world... making itself felt" through state-imposed sanctions.

17 May 2022

India withdraws from airline payments system

India’s airports authority has withdrawn from an international system for collecting airline fees after its funds were frozen by telecoms investors seeking to enforce investment treaty awards.

16 May 2022

Nigeria passes new arbitration law and allows funding

Practitioners in Nigeria are celebrating after the country passed a new arbitration and mediation law including new provisions on arbitrator immunity, interim measures and third-party funding.

16 May 2022

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