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Berlin dedicates days to arbitration

The first Berlin Dispute Resolution Days have taken place in Germany's capital, including the annual autumn conferences of the German Arbitration Institute and its under-40 group and celebrations to mark the institute's 30th anniversary.

16 November 2022

UN backs call for war claims mechanism against Russia

The United Nations General Assembly has recognised the need for an international mechanism to seek reparations from Russia for its war in Ukraine, while recommending the creation of a register of damage to substantiate future claims.

15 November 2022

Dos Santos loses final appeal over telecoms award

A company owned by Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos has lost a final appeal in the French courts relating to a US$646 million award, failing on arguments that the ICC was wrong to appoint all five members of the tribunal itself or that an arbitrator failed to disclose potential conflicts.

15 November 2022

ArbLit doubles partner count ahead of 10th birthday

Milan disputes boutique ArbLit has announced plans to promote four new partners as it marks its 10th anniversary next year.

15 November 2022

European exodus from the ECT: politics and unintended consequences

Guillermo Garcia-Perrote and Ella Wisniewski of Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia consider the politics and unintended consequences of the recent exodus of European states from the Energy Charter Treaty and ask what it means for the transition from fossil fuel. 

15 November 2022

Convicted businesswoman seeks to revive Kuwait claim

A Russian businesswoman who took refuge in an embassy after being convicted of money laundering in Kuwait has applied to revive her US$150 million investment treaty claim against the Gulf state.

14 November 2022

Lesotho court voids arbitration clause in public contract

A German company that won a €50 million award against Lesotho over a stalled solar project has vowed to resume enforcement efforts despite a ruling by the kingdom’s courts declaring the underlying contract and its arbitration clause invalid.

14 November 2022

Clifford Chance hires Ukrainian lawyer in Frankfurt

Ukrainian disputes lawyer Olga Hamama, co-founder of an NGO that helps refugees from Russia's war in Ukraine, is joining Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office as special counsel.

14 November 2022

Saudi centre launches in Dubai

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has launched "SCCA Dubai", its first office outside Saudi Arabia.

13 November 2022

Germany latest to quit ECT

Germany’s ruling coalition has decided to withdraw the country from the Energy Charter Treaty, while saying it will ratify the EU-Canada trade agreement known as CETA.

11 November 2022

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