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Milan award survives challenge to ex-colleagues

An Italian court has refused to set aside two ICC awards against a Tecnimont subsidiary because of the failure of two arbitrators to disclose that they formerly worked at the same Swiss law firm – a challenge previously rejected by the ICC Court.

04 October 2021

Samsung Heavy settles oil platform dispute

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has settled a US$600 million ICC arbitration with Japanese oil company Inpex that arose from the late completion of a project to build the world’s largest floating offshore gas processing unit off the Australian coast.

04 October 2021

EU appoints selection panel for arbitrators

The European Commission has announced the appointment of a four-strong panel of experts that will assist it in selecting candidates to serve as adjudicators in disputes under the EU’s trade and investment agreements.

04 October 2021

Cooperation on the menu in China

A highlight of China Arbitration Week, this year's China Arbitration Summit and Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Forum affirmed China’s commitment to arbitration and particularly to strengthening international cooperation to develop talent and harmonise practice. Melody Chan, partner at White & Case in Hong Kong, and associates Philip Tan and Clemency Wang in Singapore, report.

04 October 2021

Libya fails to overturn Austrian investor’s award

UPDATED: A US court has confirmed an investment treaty award requiring Libya to pay €84 million to an Austrian engineering company for construction contracts that were disrupted by the country’s 2011 revolution, as details of a separate award against the state worth €280 million emerge.

01 October 2021

“Hired guns”: BCLP survey puts spotlight on experts

The latest Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner survey has found most participants believe party-appointed experts are “hired guns” but are nevertheless resistant to more control in their use.

01 October 2021

Brown Rudnick sues construction client after ICDR win

US firm Brown Rudnick has sued to recover fees from an Austrian construction client after successfully defending it in a US$100 million ICDR arbitration.

01 October 2021

Join us for GAR Live: New York

Readers are invited to join us next week for GAR Live: New York, which will address topics including enforcement of arbitral awards and the effects of emerging technologies on arbitration.

01 October 2021

The pandemic curfew problem

A panel at the ASIL annual meeting simulated oral argument on whether a BIT’s public health and essential security interests clause provides a defence to treaty claims arising out of pandemic curfews, and whether such an exception can deprive a tribunal of jurisdiction. Ina Popova and Alma Mozetič, partner and associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, report.

01 October 2021

Congo hit with another mining claim

An Australian mining company has launched an ICSID claim against the Republic of the Congo over the revocation of licences for iron ore projects, as the state faces contractual claims by two other miners totalling US$36 billion.

30 September 2021

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