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ICC to hear fight over nuclear fuel venture

ICC to hear fight over nuclear fuel venture

11 February 2020

A US nuclear fuel company has launched an ICC arbitration against a subsidiary of Électricité de France over a terminated deal for joint research and development activities.

Konrad Partners promotes in Vienna

Konrad Partners promotes in Vienna

10 February 2020

Konrad Partners has promoted Michael Hofstätter, who is currently advising on a hundred-million-euro power plant dispute, to counsel in Vienna.

US court quashes subpoenas in Indian airline feud

US court quashes subpoenas in Indian airline feud

07 February 2020

A US court has reversed its decision to compel discovery from a director in Indian airline IndiGo in support of an LCIA arbitration between the company’s billionaire co-founders – ruling it was too early to know if the tribunal needed the documents.

Gazprom and Naftogaz say farewell to Stockholm

Gazprom and Naftogaz say farewell to Stockholm

06 February 2020

Having finally settled a set of multibillion-dollar disputes at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Russia’s Gazprom and Ukrainian state entity Naftogaz have reportedly opted not to include SCC arbitration provisions in their new gas transit arrangements, it has emerged.

Russian refinery fails to lift freezing order in LCIA dispute

Russian refinery fails to lift freezing order in LCIA dispute

05 February 2020

An English court has upheld a worldwide freezing order against a bankrupt Russian refinery in support of an ongoing LCIA arbitration that has already seen one partial award worth €208 million in favour of a Swiss commodities trader.

Braghetta launches Brazilian boutique

Braghetta launches Brazilian boutique

05 February 2020

Adriana Braghetta has left her role as co-head of arbitration at Brazilian firm LO Baptista to set up her own boutique in São Paulo.

Vietnam court sets aside hydropower award

Vietnam court sets aside hydropower award

04 February 2020

A court in Hanoi has set aside a US$93 million award issued by the Vietnam International Arbitration Center in favour of two Chinese state-owned entities over a hydropower plant project, ruling the fact that two of the arbitrators were being sued by one of the parties did not justify moving the arbitration hearings outside the country.

Award upheld in US-Chinese venture capital feud

Award upheld in US-Chinese venture capital feud

04 February 2020

A California court has upheld an ICDR award rendered by Canada’s Gerald Ghikas QC in a dispute over a US$200 million US-Chinese venture capital partnership, rejecting arguments that the sole arbitrator exceeded his authority or committed misconduct.

ICCA names Gill vice president

ICCA names Gill vice president

03 February 2020

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has elected former Allen & Overy partner Judith Gill QC as vice president of its executive body – and appointed six new members to its governing board.

Congolese state entity settles with Chinese mining partner

Congolese state entity settles with Chinese mining partner

30 January 2020

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s state mining company Gécamines has settled an ICC claim worth US$150 million that it brought against subsidiaries of China’s Jinchuan Group over a copper and cobalt mining venture.