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SIAC looks back on record year

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has released its case numbers for 2020, which saw its caseload surpass the 1,000-case threshold for the first time.

31 March 2021

A seismic shift towards Asia

Neil Kaplan QC discusses how SIAC’s latest case numbers highlight a growing preference for arbitration in Asia, combined with those of other arbitral institutions in the region.

31 March 2021

Russia overturns billion-dollar Crimea award

In a major victory for Russia, a French court has annulled a US$1.1 billion award that compensated a Ukrainian state-owned bank for the expropriation of its assets in Crimea, finding that the underlying treaty did not protect investments made before 1992.

30 March 2021

Lebanese waste investor takes Armenia to ICSID

A Lebanese waste management company has made good on its threat to file an investment treaty claim against Armenia after its contracts for garbage collection in the capital city of Yerevan were allegedly handed to a state-owned entity.

30 March 2021

Parking investors threaten Mexico

Two US companies have threatened Mexico with NAFTA legacy claims over their investments in Mexico City’s parking system – as a proposed law to boost screenings of local films leads to speculation about potential treaty claims.

30 March 2021

View from Peru: an interview with Ricardo Ampuero Llerena

Ricardo Ampuero Llerena, the former head of the government commission that represents Peru in investment disputes, speaks to GAR about the state’s track record in investor-state arbitration, his hopes for ISDS reform and concerns over recent proposals to regulate domestic arbitration in the country.

30 March 2021

Swiss boutique makes first promotion

Daniel Durante has become the first partner to be promoted at Patocchi & Marzolini, the Geneva disputes boutique set up seven years ago by former members of Lenz & Staehelin.

30 March 2021

Departures announced after China sanctions Essex Court

Essex Court Chambers has announced the departure of Toby Landau QC and other members of its affiliate practice in Singapore following China's imposition of sanctions on the London-based set; while Jern-Fei Ng QC is moving to another chambers in London.

29 March 2021

Tethyan targets law firms over Pakistan hotel

An Australian mining venture is seeking discovery from two international law firms and a hotel management company in aid of its efforts to enforce a US$6 billion ICSID award against Pakistan.

29 March 2021

Kazakh mining award challenged by both sides

A Canadian mining company has applied to partially annul an award against Kazakhstan, saying it was “not the quality of justice we expected to receive from an ICSID tribunal” – while the state seeks to annul parts of the same award.

29 March 2021

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