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Airport investor brings tax claim against Ecuador

A Canadian construction company is pursuing an investment treaty claim against Ecuador over taxes relating to the construction of Quito’s international airport – nine years after an ICSID case over the same project was discontinued.

28 September 2020

Mayer to stay on Cameroon case despite Klöckner appearance

French arbitrator Pierre Mayer will continue hearing an ICSID case against Cameroon after surviving a challenge brought on the basis of his failure to disclose advocacy work he performed for the state in the famous Klöckner case more than 30 years ago.

28 September 2020

India liable in Vodafone tax dispute

Vodafone says it has prevailed in a multi-billion dollar dispute with India, after a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration found the state liable over its pursuit of a retroactive tax bill.

25 September 2020

Florida court enforces Venezuelan mining award

A Florida court has enforced a US$188 million award against a Venezuelan state-owned entity over an iron ore project that buckled during economic turmoil in the wake of the death of the country’s former president Hugo Chávez.

25 September 2020

Mishcon hires first disputes partner in Singapore

Gavin Margetson, who has practised in Asia for 16 years, has joined Mishcon de Reya’s new Singapore office as its first dedicated disputes partner.

25 September 2020

Trial by Zoom on trial

Chiann Bao of Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong, and Ula Cartwright-Finch of Cortex Capital consider arbitrations by Zoom - and the impact of the exponential increase in screen use on cognitive performance and the adjudication of such cases.

25 September 2020

Mayer Brown arbitrator spared injunction in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong judge has refused to restrain Mayer Brown partner Thomas So from continuing to act as a sole arbitrator in an HKIAC dispute between former partners at a local law firm pending a court action over his alleged lack of impartiality.

25 September 2020

Ammonia pipeline award upheld in Ukraine

The Supreme Court of Ukraine has dismissed a Russian chemicals group’s challenge to an award won by the Ukrainian state-owned operator of the world’s longest ammonia pipeline in a US$190 million dispute over transit tariffs.

24 September 2020

Albania faces ICSID claim over seized port terminal

Investors in a container terminal at a port on Albania’s Adriatic coast have made good on a threat to file a €100 million ICSID claim after the site was seized by bailiffs following the termination of their concession by local courts.

24 September 2020

Rio Tinto gas price review claim not time-barred

An Australian court has ruled that Rio Tinto mining entities can pursue a price review claim against a Chevron consortium, finding that a time stipulation in their gas sale agreement was not essential.

24 September 2020

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