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Arbitrator support service launches in London and DC

Arbitra, a new arbitrator support service, has launched in London and Washington, DC.

13 July 2021

Expert firms settle feud over Glassdoor review

Atlanta-headquartered Secretariat has withdrawn a US litigation against rival expert witness firm HKA over a fake employee review on the website Glassdoor.

13 July 2021

Shell can pursue claim over Thai customs services

A London court has upheld an LCIA award allowing Shell to proceed with a claim against a German government-owned logistics company over customs services for gasoline imported to Thailand.

13 July 2021

Cairo centre looks back on pandemic year

The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration has revealed that it received 67 new cases in 2020 – with construction disputes accounting for 31% of the total – and that in the first half of this year it has already registered 56.

13 July 2021

Israeli investor fails in tax claim against Ethiopia

An UNCITRAL tribunal chaired by the president of the International Court of Justice has rejected an Israeli chemicals group’s US$200 million investment treaty claim against Ethiopia over a tax bill.

12 July 2021

DP World wins again in Djibouti port dispute

Dubai-based logistics group DP World has reportedly prevailed in another LCIA arbitration with Djibouti over a strategic port facility on the Red Sea, with a sole arbitrator rejecting a state-owned entity’s bid to escape a joint venture agreement.

12 July 2021

Baker McKenzie promotes four

Baker McKenzie has promoted Judith Mulholland in London, Santiago Maqueda in Buenos Aires and Pumma Doungrutana in Bangkok to the partnership, while naming partner Erik Forsin as head of the Sweden dispute resolution group.

12 July 2021

Venezuelan state entity wins appeal over service

A Florida court has vacated a default judgment that enforced a US$188 million award against a Venezuelan state-owned entity after ruling that the respondent was incorrectly served with the enforcement proceedings.

12 July 2021

WATCH: GAR Connect - Eastern Mediterranean

A full recording of GAR Connect: Eastern Mediterranean is now public, featuring panels on the future of ISDS in the region and the shifting landscape of international commercial disputes – and a fireside chat with Eni senior vice president Barbara Benzoni.

12 July 2021

Korean city defeats ICC claim over plans for “new Macau”

A consortium including German-Swiss hotel group Kempinski has lost its ICC claim against the South Korean city of Incheon over an abandoned US$290 billion plan to transform a fishing village into a rival of China’s Macau.

09 July 2021

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