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Norway and Latvia move to terminate BIT

As oral hearings take place in a €400 million snow-crab fishing dispute under the Latvia-Norway bilateral investment treaty, the two states have moved to terminate the BIT and its ten-year sunset clause.

10 November 2022

Saudi centre unveils new court

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has announced the creation of an independent "SCCA court" to determine technical and administrative matters related to its caseload, featuring leading international figures and with Bahrain-based arbitrator Jan Paulsson as president.

10 November 2022

Lebanese partner joins Teynier Pic

Lebanese practitioner Danny Rifaat has joined the partnership at Teynier Pic in Paris, months after his Beirut firm formed a strategic alliance with the French boutique.

10 November 2022

CAS panel clears Ecuador to play in World Cup

A panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared Ecuador to play in the World Cup after confirming the eligibility of its player Byron Castillo – despite finding the country liable for using false information about his place and date of birth.

09 November 2022

Contractors call halt to Hong Kong rail dispute

A UK-Chinese construction joint venture has agreed to settle a US$40 million HKIAC dispute with a subcontractor on a project to build part of a high-speed rail link to the Chinese mainland.

09 November 2022

Manhattan hotel-turned-shelter leads to ICC award

An ICC tribunal chaired by Foley Hoag partner Christina Hioureas has held the owner of a hotel on Manhattan’s Lower East Side liable for converting the property into a homeless shelter during the pandemic without the consent of its manager.

09 November 2022

Lalive promotes duo in London

Robert Bradshaw, who helped to win a US$1.78 billion ICC award against a Korean airline, has been promoted to counsel at Lalive in London alongside Kevin Huber, who has defended Iraqi Kurdistan in a multibillion-dollar oil and gas dispute.

09 November 2022

Rockhopper v Italy award now public

A high-profile Energy Charter Treaty award requiring Italy to pay €190 million plus interest to a UK oil and gas company over a ban on offshore drilling is now publicly available.

08 November 2022

Russian steel producer wins set-aside bid in Sweden

In a rare example of an annulment in the Swedish courts, the operator of a Russian steel plant has won the partial set-aside of a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award in a US$200 million dispute with a Chinese engineering contractor.

08 November 2022

Freshfields Lecture: The Road Not Taken

Inspired by Robert Frost's famous poem on the divergence of paths in a yellow wood, Andrea Bjorklund considered the roads not taken in investor-state dispute resolution in the first live Freshfields Lecture since the pandemic, held in impressive new surroundings.

08 November 2022

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