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Dutch courts diverge over review of jurisdiction decisions

The Dutch courts have reached opposite conclusions when reviewing jurisdictional findings in two investment treaty cases brought by dual nationals. Jeroen van Hezewijk and Eleonora Di Pangrazio of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer argue this asymmetry is untenable and may even be in breach of the Netherlands’ international obligations.

20 September 2022

ICCA gathers in Edinburgh amid Queen’s funeral

The 25th Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration has got underway in Edinburgh against the backdrop of the UK state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

19 September 2022

Scottish centre ready to handle cases

A decade after it was launched, the Scottish Arbitration Centre has declared it is ready to administer cases under inaugural arbitration rules that include “ground-breaking” commitments to diversity and the environment, while announcing new leadership at the institution.

19 September 2022

Madrid to host ICCA in 2026

Madrid is to host the 27th ICCA Congress in 2026, beating rival bids from Dubai, Kigali and Vancouver.

19 September 2022

Spain liable in another solar case

An ICSID tribunal has ruled Spain must compensate a group of German investors for reforms to its renewable energy subsidy regime, while other disputes over the same measures have seen failed reconsideration requests and an unsuccessful enforcement bid in Colombia.

16 September 2022

Style succeeds Sheppard at LCIA

After 22 years as a board member and 15 years as deputy chairman, Christopher Style of One Essex Court is to succeed Audley Sheppard of Clifford Chance as the next chair of the LCIA board.

16 September 2022

Four new names at 39 Essex

London set 39 Essex Chambers has welcomed four new members with an international arbitration focus, including former judges of the Indian Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

16 September 2022

The Broadway/Netflix approaches to international arbitration

In a speech at GAR Live Atlanta, leading counsel-turned-arbitrator Grant Hanessian compared arbitration cases to massive Broadway productions, arguing that participants should instead seek to emulate a Netflix mini-series in which storylines are resolved episodically.

16 September 2022

New ICSID claims against Qatar and Mexico

A French-Algerian consultant has taken Qatar to ICSID, while Mexico is facing a claim by a US investor in its capital city’s parking system.

15 September 2022

Mumbai centre hears billion-dollar M&A dispute

India’s Reliance Infrastructure is pursuing a US$1.7 billion claim at the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration over the sale of a power distribution business.

15 September 2022

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