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Gonin 60 seconds: barrister heads to Brick Court

Barrister Emilie Gonin, who is acting in ICSID claims against Panama and Romania, has left Doughty Street Chambers to join Brick Court Chambers in London.

06 January 2022

A new approach to the public policy defence in Ukraine

Olexander Droug, Tatyana Slipachuk and Alina Danyleiko of Sayenko Kharenko in Kiev say a recent pair of judgments show a volte-face by the Ukrainian Supreme Court in its approach to public policy as a defence to enforcement of arbitral awards.

06 January 2022

Telecoms investors seize Indian aviation funds

Mauritian investors in an Indian telecoms company have frozen US$30 million in aviation funds in their bid to collect on a treaty award against India – as they get the all-clear to pursue assets in Virginia.

05 January 2022

Curtis promotes five in Europe and US

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has promoted three partners and two counsel in its international disputes practice in New York, Paris and London.

05 January 2022

Burford recruits Calunius co-founder

Mick Smith, one of the co-founders of disputes funder Calunius Capital, has joined rival funder Burford Capital as principal in London.

05 January 2022

London boutique hires from HFW

Costas Frangeskides, who has defended Greece in a series of high-value disputes over the construction of its submarine fleet, has left HFW to join Wordley Partnership, a London firm set up two years ago by former colleagues from his old firm.

05 January 2022

Lamm on impartiality and independence

In a lecture at the American University Washington College of Law, Carolyn Lamm of White & Case addressed the importance of impartiality and independence as cornerstones of the arbitral process. Björn Arp, fellow at AUWCL’s Center on International Commercial Arbitration, reports.

05 January 2022

A win for Cameroon and other news at ICSID

Before the holiday break, Cameroon defeated an ICSID claim worth nearly US$1 billion and new claims were filed against Mali, Guyana, Peru and Hungary – while Italy failed again to knock out an Energy Charter Treaty case.

04 January 2022

Court finds Kazakhstan bound by Soviet treaty

A UK court has ruled that a US$917 million arbitration against Kazakhstan can proceed after all, finding that an eminent UNCITRAL tribunal was distracted by “irrelevant material” when it found the state was not bound by an investment treaty signed by the former Soviet Union.

04 January 2022

Dentons names new practice heads after duo depart

Dentons has appointed two new global co-heads of its international arbitration practice following the departure of partners Jean-Christophe Honlet and Barton Legum to set up their own firm in Paris.

04 January 2022

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