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DIFC courts launch arbitration group

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts have launched a new arbitration working group to share best practice and help adapt efficient court services.

07 October 2020

Slovakia avoids damages in water dispute

An UNCITRAL tribunal has found Slovakia liable in a €128 million claim brought by a Polish mineral water producer, while refusing to grant the claimant any damages.

07 October 2020

Renewables investors to renounce awards against Spain

A Dutch energy company will waive a €64.5 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Spain in order to qualify for the state’s new renewables incentives regime, while two other award creditors may soon follow suit.

06 October 2020

Chevron resumes claim against Thailand

Chevron has resumed a US$2 billion contractual arbitration against Thailand over decommissioning costs for an offshore gas field.

06 October 2020

GE hits back in Angolan power plant dispute

General Electric has filed two ICC claims against an African energy company that accuses it of encouraging the Angolan government to terminate a power plant project worth US$1.1 billion.

06 October 2020

SIAC award survives challenge over excluded in-house rep

The Singapore High Court has upheld a SIAC award despite allegations that the tribunal breached procedure by preventing the claimant’s general manager from serving as co-counsel alongside its external lawyer.

06 October 2020

Bär & Karrer promotes new partners

Swiss firm Bär & Karrer has promoted international arbitration practitioners Cinzia Catelli and Pascal Hachem to the partnership in Zurich.

06 October 2020

Former CMS practice head goes solo

The former head of international arbitration at CMS, Dorothee Ruckteschler, is leaving the firm after almost three decades to practice as an independent arbitrator in Stuttgart.

05 October 2020

Shearman promotes Paris duo to counsel

Shearman & Sterling has promoted two senior associates who have worked on a series of high-profile investment and commercial disputes to counsel in Paris.

05 October 2020

Reprieve for Maduro in battle over Venezuelan gold

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that the UK government’s recognition of Juan Guaidó rather than Nicolás Maduro as lawful president of Venezuela is not necessarily conclusive for the purpose of determining who has control over US$1.95 billion in gold reserves held by the Bank of England.

05 October 2020

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