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New faces at Georgian institution

The Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC) has appointed eight new members to its arbitration council and elected a new chair.

01 October 2020

Spanish food importer threatens Mexico

A Spanish businessman who ran a business importing gourmet foods has threatened to bring an investment treaty claim against Mexico after its customs authorities impounded and destroyed a container of his products.

30 September 2020

Teare returns to London chambers

Sir Nigel Teare has retired as the lead judge in London's Commercial Court – a role which has seen him rule on many high-profile arbitration-related cases – to join the arbitrator wing at Quadrant Chambers.

30 September 2020

Nigeria overturns security order in mega-award challenge

The Commercial Court in London has ordered the release of US$200 million that Nigeria paid in security as it challenges a US$10 billion award over a failed gas deal, after recently finding the state has a strong prima facie case that the arbitration and the contract were tainted by corruption.

29 September 2020

Wales prevails in roadworks dispute

The Welsh government has secured a win on liability in an ad hoc arbitration with a UK construction group relating to cost overruns on a £340 million road expansion project.

29 September 2020

Withers hires former UK attorney general

Geoffrey Cox QC, the former Attorney General who advised the UK government on Brexit, has joined the arbitration and litigation team at Withers.

29 September 2020

Squire Patton Boggs hires from WilmerHale

Michelle Glassman Bock, who has acted in over a dozen gas price review proceedings, has left WilmerHale to join the partnership at Squire Patton Boggs.

29 September 2020

UK court restrains Russian securities suit

The Commercial Court in London has restrained an insolvent Russian bank from pursuing a US$140 million lawsuit in St Petersburg over securities contracts, finding the dispute should be heard in LCIA arbitration.

29 September 2020

Panama Canal Authority reports win in ICC case

An ICC tribunal has ordered the consortium that worked on the expansion of the Panama Canal to repay US$265 million to the country's canal authority while awarding the contractor a smaller amount of damages.

28 September 2020

Dechert Beijing head joins Arbitration Chambers

Dechert’s managing partner in Beijing, Jingzhou Tao, has left the firm to join Arbitration Chambers and focus on his arbitrator practice.

28 September 2020

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