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Alpiq pays to settle M&A dispute

Swiss energy company Alpiq has settled a €300 million dispute over the sale of its engineering services business that had been playing out in arbitration in Zurich.

07 January 2021

Huawei threatens Sweden over 5G ban

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has threatened Sweden with a treaty claim over its exclusion from the rollout of 5G network technology in the country, amid concerns its equipment will be used for spying.

07 January 2021

Bolivian state entity settles cable-car dispute

A Bolivian state entity has paid to settle an arbitration with an Austrian contractor over a US$750 million project to develop the world’s largest cable-car system.

07 January 2021

Clyde & Co’s senior partner steps down

Peter Hirst is stepping down as Clyde & Co’s senior partner and co-chair of its global arbitration group to pursue opportunities outside of the law.

07 January 2021

Pharma company challenges cancer treatment award

A Taiwanese pharmaceuticals company has challenged an award issued in a €2 billion ICC dispute over a blood cancer drug, arguing it was not allowed to defend itself against a claim raised later in the proceedings.

06 January 2021

Ukrainian state entity prepares Crimea claim

Ukraine’s national nuclear energy company has instructed counsel as it prepares to file a US$100 million treaty claim against Russia over the expropriation of a wind farm in Crimea.

06 January 2021

Former Bae Kim & Lee practice heads reunite at Peter & Kim

John Bang, who co-founded and led the international arbitration practice at Bae Kim & Lee, has joined Peter & Kim – reuniting him with his “mentor” and former colleague Kevin Kim.

06 January 2021

Hausfeld and Van Bael & Bellis hire in London

Two firms well known in the field of antitrust have hired international arbitration partners in London, with Hausfeld welcoming Ned Beale from Trowers & Hamlins and Brussels-based Van Bael & Bellis recruiting Nicholas Lawn from Skadden to capitalise on Brexit-related work.

06 January 2021

Former Dechert lawyer joins Ecuadorean firm

Former international counsel at Dechert Alvaro Galindo has joined the partnership at Carmigniani Pérez in Quito.

06 January 2021

Pakistani airline assets frozen in BVI

A court in the British Virgin Islands has attached assets belonging to Pakistan’s national airline – including interests in two hotels in New York and Paris – at the request of an Australian mining venture seeking to enforce a US$6 billion ICSID award.

05 January 2021

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