All articles

Bermann blasts ECJ at GAR Live Istanbul

US arbitrator and academic George Bermann has criticised the European Court of Justice at GAR Live Istanbul for “hypocrisy” and “opportunism” in its attack on intra-EU investment and (increasingly) commercial arbitration – while also highlighting “twilight issues” on which tribunals lack guidance.

18 July 2022

Shearman names counsel in Singapore

Dimitrios Katsikis, who acted for Yukos’ former majority shareholders in their Energy Charter Treaty claim against Russia, has been promoted to counsel at Shearman & Sterling in Singapore.

18 July 2022

Bolivia ordered to complete nationalisation of pension fund

An ICSID additional facility tribunal has ordered Bolivia to pay US$105 million and complete its acquisition of a Spanish banking group’s pension fund administrator, finding the investor had been held “hostage” by delays to the 12-year nationalisation process.

15 July 2022

Belarus urged to free arbitrator detained over support for Ukraine

Belarusian authorities are facing calls to release arbitrator Aliaksandr Danilevich, who has been detained for the past two months after co-signing a statement calling for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

15 July 2022

Mexican firm hires disputes duo

Elsa Ortega and Sofía Gómez Ruano have left their boutique practice to join the partnership at Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez in Mexico City, with Ortega becoming head of arbitration and dispute resolution.

15 July 2022

Bill Slate 1943-2022

Bill Slate, former president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association and founder of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, has died aged 79.

15 July 2022

Texas investor brings ICSID claim against Peruvian state entity

A Texas-based energy company has brought an ICSID claim against a Peruvian state entity that allegedly refused to extend a licence agreement for oil and gas exploration.

14 July 2022

Queen Mary teams with Pinsent Masons for survey on energy disputes

Queen Mary University of London has launched its 13th international arbitration survey, this time partnering with Pinsent Masons to focus on the future of energy disputes.

14 July 2022

UK court rules on what makes a valid arbitrator appointment

A recent judgment of the English High Court considered what is required to validly appoint an arbitrator under the 1996 Arbitration Act, calling for a broad, non-technical and pragmatic approach to the question.

14 July 2022

Spat over Shaq leads to ICC award

A Polish foundation has sought to enforce an ICC award over a failed plan to bring retired American basketball player Shaquille O’Neal to Warsaw to participate in events celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.

14 July 2022

Get unlimited access to all Global Arbitration Review content