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Hughes Hubbard recruits in Paris

Sébastien Bonnard has joined US firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed as partner in Paris after nine years as managing partner of Brown Rudnick’s office in the French capital, bringing a team with him.

08 September 2022

German court declares ICSID claims inadmissible

UPDATED: A German court has declared that two ICSID claims brought by German energy companies against the Netherlands are inadmissible as they are incompatible with EU law.

07 September 2022

Erdogan associate faces claim over pipeline project

A wealthy businessman who is said to be a close confidant of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is facing an ICC claim over an abandoned multibillion-dollar pipeline project to transport gas from Iran to Europe.

07 September 2022

Hong Kong cement investor warns Laos of treaty claim

A Hong Kong company has threatened Laos with an investment treaty claim over the expropriation of a cement production enterprise serving China’s Belt and Road initiative.

06 September 2022

France faces first known ECT claim

A German renewables producer has brought the first known claim against France under the Energy Charter Treaty, undeterred by the European Court of Justice's admonition that the treaty does not extend to intra-EU investor-state disputes.

06 September 2022

Baker picks up Addleshaw practice head in Hong Kong

Ronald Sum has joined the partnership at Baker McKenzie in Hong Kong after his former firm Addleshaw Goddard decided to close its office in the city.

06 September 2022

Nigeria settles multibillion steel dispute after ICC mediation

Nigeria has agreed to pay US$496 million to a company owned by India’s Mittal family to settle a 14-year dispute potentially worth billions over a contract to upgrade the country’s steel plants.

05 September 2022

Mining magnate complains of “chilling effect” on ICSID claim

A mining magnate that saw his US$21 billion arbitral claim against Western Australia halted by emergency state legislation has brought a fresh challenge against the “draconian” measures, arguing they also effectively prevent him from bringing an investment treaty claim.

05 September 2022

Signature hires from GBS Disputes

Tsegaye Laurendeau has joined the partnership at Signature Litigation in London after a year at Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes.

05 September 2022

Join us for GAR Live Energy Disputes

Tickets are still available for GAR Live Energy Disputes later this month, which will cover the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, international sanctions, price fluctuations and alternative energy sources.

05 September 2022

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