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Ivorian centre suspends cases after staff departures

Ivory Coast’s main domestic arbitral institution – the Cour d'Arbitrage de Côte d'Ivoire, or CACI – has suspended all its cases following the departure of its secretary general and the firing of its case administration team, GAR has learned.

13 January 2021

Canadian arbitrator calls time on counsel work

Canadian sole practitioner Todd Weiler has stopped taking instructions as counsel to practise solely as an arbitrator, citing the increasing anxiety over “double hatting” in the arbitration community.

13 January 2021

Swiss firms promote in Zurich

Two Swiss firms have announced promotions in their Zurich offices, with Lukas Rusch and Christine Moehler becoming partner and counsel respectively at Pestalozzi and Katherine Bell named counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer.

13 January 2021

Chile defeats ICSID claim over bus network

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a US$354 million claim against Chile brought by Colombian investors in a concession for a public bus system in Santiago, finding that the impact of fare evasion and vandalism did not amount to indirect expropriation by the state.

12 January 2021

Former Linklaters practice head launches boutique

The former co-head of arbitration at Linklaters, Pierre Duprey, has teamed up with two other Parisian practitioners to launch a new disputes boutique.

12 January 2021

Tercier joins Peter & Kim

Former president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Pierre Tercier has joined Peter & Kim – the firm’s second senior arrival this month following the hire of John Bang from Bae Kim & Lee.

12 January 2021

New president and trustees at CIArb

Ann Ryan Robertson of Locke Lord in Houston has taken over as president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, or CIArb, with six others joining as trustees.

12 January 2021

ICC caseload continues to rise

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has continued to see an increase in cases – receiving its second highest number of new arbitrations last year.

12 January 2021

Emissions trading - what role will arbitration play?

A webinar hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and chaired by Kathryn Khamsi of Three Crowns looked at the importance of emissions trading systems for meeting commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change and the eventual role arbitration may play. Nicola Peart of Three Crowns reports.

12 January 2021

UK appeal court rules on duties of experts

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that expert witness firm Secretariat breached a contractual duty to avoid conflicts of interest when it accepted appointments from different parties in related ICC construction cases – while refusing to hold that experts owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty to their client.

11 January 2021

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