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German trio launch Munich boutique

The founder of the dispute resolution group at German firm Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner, Alexander Kröck, has taken two partners with him to set up a new boutique in Munich.

04 September 2023

Chad pipeline dispute reaches New York

A UK-based energy company has asked a US court to freeze US$151 million in funds held by Citibank pending an ICC arbitration with Chad over an oil pipeline venture – putting an emergency arbitrator order in the public domain.

04 September 2023

Dutch appeal court refuses to stay intra-EU BIT claim

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal has rejected Poland’s latest bid to restrain a Dutch entity from pursuing arbitration under an intra-EU bilateral investment treaty.

04 September 2023

Eversheds recruits from Baker McKenzie in London

Katia Finkel has joined Eversheds Sutherland as partner in its international arbitration practice in London from Baker McKenzie.

04 September 2023

Judgments convention enters force

The Hague Judgments Convention, which aims to create a multilateral system for enforcing foreign court judgments, has entered into force – though so far only EU member states and Ukraine are bound by it.

04 September 2023

Justice Prakash reflects on arbitrability at GAR Live Singapore

Interviewed at GAR Live during Singapore Convention Week, Justice Judith Prakash of the Singapore Court of Appeal addressed her recent high-profile decision setting out a new approach to determining arbitrability – also describing some of the challenges she has faced in her career.

04 September 2023

ICC panel decides Algerian rail dispute

UPDATED: An Algerian state agency has reportedly defeated the bulk of a €200 million ICC claim brought by Spanish construction group OHLA over a railway project.

01 September 2023

UK considers withdrawal from ECT

The UK government has said it is considering withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty if signatories fail to adopt a modernised version of the treaty later this year.

01 September 2023

Lenz & Staehelin counsel goes solo

Hanno Wehland has left his role as counsel at Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva – where he recently defended an award in a US$2.7 billion ICC case – to launch an independent practice.

01 September 2023

Silicon Valley centre seeks feedback on AI guidelines

The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre (SVAMC) is inviting comments on its newly published draft guidelines on the use of artificial intelligence in international arbitration.

31 August 2023

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