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Ecuador to challenge Chevron denial of justice award

Ecuador to challenge Chevron denial of justice award

21 September 2018

Ecuador’s attorney general has said the state will apply to annul an investment treaty award that held it liable for a denial of justice in a US$9.5 billion dispute with Chevron over environmental contamination in the Amazon – also stating that it will renegotiate its contracts with external counsel.

Algerian airline award survives Swiss challenge

Algerian airline award survives Swiss challenge

21 September 2018

An embattled Quebec construction company that won an ICC award against Algeria’s national airline over the termination of a US$100 million contract has failed to overturn some of the arbitrators’ findings on damages.

First emergency arbitrator award issued in mainland China

First emergency arbitrator award issued in mainland China

21 September 2018

The first known award of an emergency arbitrator in mainland China has been issued in a case under the rules of the Beijing Arbitration Commission and immediately enforced in Hong Kong.

Yukos shareholders fail in initial White & Case discovery bid

Yukos shareholders fail in initial White & Case discovery bid

20 September 2018

A US court has rejected a request by the former majority shareholders in Yukos to obtain discovery from White & Case regarding work carried out for the oil company by the firm’s chairman Hugh Verrier in the 1990s – although they can try again after serving notice of their attempt.

QC denied chance to argue natural justice in Singapore

QC denied chance to argue natural justice in Singapore

20 September 2018

A judge has denied an English QC leave to appear in court in Singapore to seek the set aside of an ICC award on natural justice grounds after acting as lead counsel in the arbitration.

Egypt faces claim over abandoned new city

Egypt faces claim over abandoned new city

20 September 2018

Thirteen Kuwaiti investors have brought a long-threatened claim against Egypt at ICSID, seeking billions of dollars compensation for a cancelled project to build a new city south of Cairo.

Costa Rica defeats claim over environmental measures

Costa Rica defeats claim over environmental measures

19 September 2018

A DR-CAFTA tribunal has dismissed a US$100 million claim by a group of US real estate investors against Costa Rica after finding that measures taken by state authorities to protect wetlands and forests were not arbitrary or in breach of the trade agreement.

K&L Gates partner returns to Covington

K&L Gates partner returns to Covington

19 September 2018

Former K&L Gates partner Monique O’Donoghue has returned to the firm where she began her career, Covington & Burling, where she will practise international arbitration in both London and Dubai.

Hanotiau & van den Berg names new counsel

Hanotiau & van den Berg names new counsel

19 September 2018

Brussels arbitration boutique Hanotiau & van den Berg has promoted a Romanian national to counsel as it expands its team.

Canadian miner demands Greece pay

Canadian miner demands Greece pay

19 September 2018

Vancouver-based mining company Eldorado Gold has asked Greece to pay approximately €750 million damages for a delay in issuing licences for a gold and copper mine – or else it will file for arbitration.