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Volterra Fietta promotes fourth partner

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has promoted Gunjan Sharma to partner in London.

09 May 2022

Shell and Gazprom lose claim over Mexican LNG facility

Sempra Energy says that an ICC tribunal has rejected a bid by Shell and Gazprom to terminate agreements for the use of an LNG storage facility on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

06 May 2022

Tort law holds answers to treaty arbitration problems, argues Douglas

In the first 3VB and Queen Mary lecture, Australian arbitrator Zachary Douglas QC argued that investment treaty arbitration is more akin to a tort claim against a public authority than to public or administrative law – to which it is often compared – and that recognising this provides solutions to some of the controversies preoccupying the field.

06 May 2022

Mayer Brown hires from Kim & Chang

Mayer Brown has hired Kay-Jannes Wegner, who leaves the partnership at Kim & Chang after 11 years at the firm to relocate from Seoul to Singapore.

06 May 2022

Diverse new committee for BVI centre

After publishing new rules last year, the British Virgin Islands' International Arbitration Centre has announced a new 22-member arbitration committee presided over by Caribbean arbitrator and mediator Shan Greer and with members from different regions of the globe.

06 May 2022

GE pays out after losing corruption challenge in legacy case

A General Electric subsidiary has paid an ICC award over a Lithuanian power plant project after Sweden's Supreme Court refused to hear its final appeal that the contract was tainted by corruption – a case practitioners say shows the Swedish courts are taking a “UK approach” to such allegations.

05 May 2022

Albania faces claim over gas turbine power plant

Albania is facing an Energy Charter Treaty claim by an Austrian engineering company over a failed power plant project – as the state sees a Belgian court issue attachments in relation to an ICSID award won by a group of Italian investors.

05 May 2022

New LatAm boutique launches in three countries

Stephan Adell has left the partnership at Squire Patton Boggs to team up with former Dechert special legal consultant Juan Felipe Merizalde and launch a Latin American disputes boutique with offices in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Panama.

05 May 2022

Clifford Chance promotes in Europe and US

Clifford Chance has promoted Adelina Prokop in Warsaw and José García Cueto in Washington, DC to partner, along with a trio of counsel in Paris and Madrid.

05 May 2022

Romania hit with another renewables claim

Romania is facing yet another Energy Charter Treaty claim at ICSID in the wake of cuts to its renewable energy incentives scheme.

04 May 2022

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