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Miner brings claim against Mongolia over tax dispute

Miner brings claim against Mongolia over tax dispute

21 February 2020

A subsidiary of Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto has made good on a threatened contractual claim against Mongolia, saying it was wrongly handed a US$155 million tax bill for its operations at one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines.

Addleshaw Goddard hires from Boies Schiller

Addleshaw Goddard hires from Boies Schiller

21 February 2020

Nathalie Allen has left Boies Schiller Flexner in London to join Addleshaw Goddard as a legal director in the same city.

Deripaska fails in LCIA award appeal

Deripaska fails in LCIA award appeal

21 February 2020

The Court of Appeal in London has upheld a US$95 million LCIA award against Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, rejecting arguments that the award creditor was a non-signatory to the underlying contract and barred from invoking its arbitration clause.

GAR Awards 2020 – best innovation

GAR Awards 2020 – best innovation

21 February 2020

The GAR Awards 2020 nominations process continues tonight, with the publication of our "best innovation by an individual or organisation" shortlist.

Egyptian authority liable over cancelled port project

Egyptian authority liable over cancelled port project

20 February 2020

A Kuwaiti-led consortium has won over US$490 million in an ICC claim against an Egyptian state authority over a terminated concession for a container terminal facility at the port of Damietta – a dispute that has also given rise to a threatened treaty claim.

Chinese investor threatens Ecuador over stalled mining project

Chinese investor threatens Ecuador over stalled mining project

20 February 2020

A Chinese mining company has threatened Ecuador with a US$480 million treaty claim after its gold and silver project was hit by protests from community activists and its operations halted under a local court order.

Former PCA counsel launches Sydney practice

Former PCA counsel launches Sydney practice

20 February 2020

Judith Levine has left her role as senior legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration to return to Sydney to practise as an independent arbitrator.

Reliance and BG defeat India award challenge

Reliance and BG defeat India award challenge

20 February 2020

The Commercial Court in London has rejected India’s challenge to a further award rendered in a multibillion-dollar UNCITRAL dispute with Reliance Industries and BG Group – ruling that the tribunal was entitled to “change its mind” on matters remitted to it by the court two years ago.

GAR Awards 2020 – best development

GAR Awards 2020 – best development

20 February 2020

The GAR Awards 2020 nominations process continues tonight, with the publication of our "best development" shortlist.

Mauritius defeats treaty claim over UNESCO site

Mauritius defeats treaty claim over UNESCO site

19 February 2020

A majority ICSID tribunal has rejected a €70 million claim brought against Mauritius by UK real estate investors, after they were prevented from building a tourist resort in a region later named a UNESCO World Heritage Site commemorating resistance against slavery.