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Petrobras launches claim against Odebrecht

Brazil’s Petrobras has launched an arbitration against Odebrecht seeking US$154 million in damages over alleged violations of a shareholders’ agreement for a petrochemicals company.

29 December 2020

Paulsson leaves Three Crowns

Three Crowns has announced that the firm's co-founder Jan Paulsson will retire from the partnership at the end of the year to practise independently.

22 December 2020

New ICSID claims against Canada and Kuwait

Koch Industries, the US conglomerate headed by prominent Republican Party donor Charles Koch, has launched a NAFTA claim against Canada over the cancellation of an emissions trading programme – while a French national has launched a US$493 million ICSID claim against Kuwait relating to the 1MDB scandal.

18 December 2020

France's top court rules on territoriality

France's top court has issued an important decision confirming the territoriality of enforcement proceedings begun in the country and refusing to revive an attachment of funds belonging to Panama's Canal Authority that was lifted more than three years ago.

18 December 2020

New QCs named

Big names in the international arbitration world are among the new Queen's Counsel named yesterday.

18 December 2020

New Zealand practitioner goes solo

Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer Daniel Kalderimis has left New Zealand firm Chapman Tripp to launch a new practice as an independent barrister.

18 December 2020

Mistelis calls for Aristotelean approach to ISDS reform

In a recent lecture, Loukas Mistelis of Queen Mary University of London addressed investors' perceptions of investor-state dispute settlement and lived up to his Greek heritage by advocating an "Aristotelean moral philosophical approach" to ISDS.

18 December 2020

Spain fails to unseat ICSID panel over refusal to travel

Spain has failed to disqualify an ICSID tribunal over its refusal to hold an in-person hearing during the covid-19 pandemic – and the failure of two of the arbitrators to disclose their participation in the Frankfurt Moot.

16 December 2020

Fellas launches new practice

Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s co-chair of international arbitration John Fellas is leaving the firm after 32 years to launch a new practice as an independent arbitrator.

16 December 2020

Australian miner threatens Congo and Cameroon

An Australian mining company has threatened the Republic of the Congo and Cameroon with separate ICC claims over mining permits for a billion-dollar iron ore project which straddles the border between the Central African states.

16 December 2020

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