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Milbank partner moves to Arbitration Chambers

Michael Nolan has left GAR 100 firm Milbank to join Arbitration Chambers as an independent arbitrator based in New York and Washington, DC.

07 July 2021

Shearman promotes and looks beyond Paris

Shearman & Sterling has promoted counsel in Abu Dhabi, Washington, DC and Hong Kong as it looks to “fully integrate” its global practice following the departure of renowned team members in Paris earlier this year.

07 July 2021

Russia can present new evidence in Yukos challenge

A Canadian appeal court has ruled that Russia can submit new evidence in its bid to set aside a jurisdictional award in a US$700 million Energy Charter Treaty case brought by a Yukos investor.

07 July 2021

Mexican state utility pays hydro award

Mexico’s state electric utility has paid US$270 million to a Chinese-Mexican consortium to settle an LCIA award over a hydroelectric project disrupted by local protests.

07 July 2021

Mayer Brown arbitrator avoids another injunction in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong judge has for a second time refused to restrain Mayer Brown partner Thomas So from acting as sole arbitrator in an HKIAC dispute over a law firm, striking out “vexatious” allegations that he acted dishonestly and in bad faith.

07 July 2021

Pakistani province’s corruption challenge blocked in London

An English court has blocked the Pakistani province of Balochistan from pleading corruption allegations in a challenge to an ICC partial award won by an Australian mining venture – a dispute that has already given rise to a US$5.9 billion ICSID award.

06 July 2021

Bank’s claim against São Tomé and Principe fails at PCA

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has thrown out a bank’s claim against São Tomé and Príncipe, ruling the parties’ investment contract did not make the African island state liable for the actions of its judiciary.

06 July 2021

Why SIAC case numbers made me choke over my coffee

In an interview with GAR, Singapore’s minister of law K Shanmugam explains why reports earlier this year that SIAC has overtaken the ICC in case numbers were not quite accurate and responds to the findings of the Queen Mary and White & Case survey that Singapore has levelled with London as “most preferred” arbitration seat worldwide.

06 July 2021

Debevoise promotes in Hong Kong

Cameron Sim has been promoted to international counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton in Hong Kong.

06 July 2021

Keystone XL investor threatens new claim against US

A Calgary-based energy company has threatened to bring a new US$15 billion NAFTA claim against the United States after the Biden administration revoked its permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

05 July 2021

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