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GAR Live Moscow - in pictures

GAR Live Moscow - in pictures

22 March 2019

GAR Live Moscow took place on 21 March at the InterContinental Hotel. Photos of the event are now available.

HKIAC to seek licence to administer cases in Russia

HKIAC to seek licence to administer cases in Russia

22 March 2019

A Russian deputy minister of justice told delegates at GAR Live Moscow that the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre will apply to become the first foreign institution licensed to administer arbitrations in Russia – as amendments to the country’s arbitration law take effect later this month.

Squire Patton Boggs hires Central Asian team from Curtis

Squire Patton Boggs hires Central Asian team from Curtis

22 March 2019

Weeks after it hired Miriam Harwood from Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle to co-head its investment arbitration practice, Squire Patton Boggs has recruited eight other lawyers from the same firm, including partner Ali Gursel and the rest of his team in Ashgabat.

Bolivia case proceeds after claimant’s death

Bolivia case proceeds after claimant’s death

22 March 2019

An UNCITRAL case against Bolivia concerning mining concessions is underway at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague despite the death of one of the claimants at the start of this year.

Tanzania too late to challenge ICC award

Tanzania too late to challenge ICC award

21 March 2019

A US court has entered a default judgment confirming an ICC award worth over US$60 million against Tanzania, ruling that the state had wilfully failed to comply with a deadline to respond to the confirmation petition.

Samsung liable over Australian mining project

Samsung liable over Australian mining project

21 March 2019

A SIAC-administered tribunal has ordered the construction arm of South Korea’s Samsung to pay US$94 million in a dispute over work on a multibillion-dollar mining project in Australia, but it remains unclear how much of that sum the counterparty in the case will be entitled to collect.

Kenya faces bid to annul “black swan” award

Kenya faces bid to annul “black swan” award

21 March 2019

Subsidiaries of a Canadian mining company that lost an ICSID claim against Kenya last year have applied to annul the award, which they call a “black swan” for its finding that an investment treaty implicitly required that investments comply with national law.

Latham & Watkins promotes in Paris

Latham & Watkins promotes in Paris

20 March 2019

John Adam, a member of the Latham & Watkins team that won a €53 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Spain last year, has been promoted to partner in the firm’s Paris office.

Mining company fails to revive billion-dollar ICSID claim

Mining company fails to revive billion-dollar ICSID claim

20 March 2019

London-listed Churchill Mining has failed to revive a US$1.3 billion ICSID claim against Indonesia that was dismissed because of findings of forgery, after an annulment committee concluded the tribunal had not violated due process in its treatment of the evidence.

Stephenson Harwood barrister joins Howard Kennedy

Stephenson Harwood barrister joins Howard Kennedy

20 March 2019

Duncan Bagshaw, a barrister who has worked on a number of Africa-related disputes, has joined London firm Howard Kennedy as a partner from Stephenson Harwood.