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India’s arbitration rollercoaster: the 2019 amendment

India’s arbitration rollercoaster: the 2019 amendment

23 August 2019

Nicholas Lingard and Rohit Bhat of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Singapore consider recently enacted amendments to India’s arbitration law, including controversial provisions for an “Arbitration Council” and restrictions on who can serve as arbitrator.

ICC dispute over Timor Sea block heats up

ICC dispute over Timor Sea block heats up

23 August 2019

An Asian-Australian consortium has filed a counterclaim against an East Timor government authority in an ICC case over a petroleum block in the Timor Sea, as the cast list for the dispute comes to light.

Glencore enforces SIAC award in Delhi

Glencore enforces SIAC award in Delhi

23 August 2019

An Indian court has enforced an SIAC award in favour of Glencore against an Indian fertiliser company despite finding that the parties had contracted to arbitrate at an institution that did not exist.

Russia presents "new evidence" in Crimea case

Russia presents "new evidence" in Crimea case

22 August 2019

Russia has asked an UNCITRAL tribunal to revise a US$1.1 billion treaty award compensating a Ukrainian state-owned bank for the expropriation of its assets in Crimea, saying the claimant withheld evidence that would have led to the claim being thrown out.

An ICJ judge on bias in international adjudication

An ICJ judge on bias in international adjudication

22 August 2019

Delivering the second annual lecture co-sponsored by Arnold & Porter and the University of Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Judge Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice addressed bias in international adjudication and arbitration.

Kyrgyzstan liable but damages claim falls short

Kyrgyzstan liable but damages claim falls short

22 August 2019

An UNCITRAL tribunal has found Kyrgyzstan liable for expropriating a Canadian investor’s mining rights while awarding the third-party funded claimant significantly less than it had sought.

Kardashian heads to arbitration over “Kimojis”

Kardashian heads to arbitration over “Kimojis”

22 August 2019

UPDATED: The co-founder of a social media app developer has withdrawn a US$300 million lawsuit against US reality television star Kim Kardashian West after agreeing to arbitrate their dispute over ownership of a line of trademarked emojis.

Island airport gets payout in Hurricane Irma claim

Island airport gets payout in Hurricane Irma claim

21 August 2019

An UNCITRAL tribunal has awarded US$72 million in an insurance claim brought by the operator of an airport on a Caribbean island that was damaged by Hurricane Irma.

Curtis promotes in London and Paris

Curtis promotes in London and Paris

21 August 2019

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has promoted Timi Balogun to partner and appointed two new counsel in its London and Paris offices who have experience representing African and Central Asian states in international disputes.

Samsung fights enforcement in Australia

Samsung fights enforcement in Australia

21 August 2019

A Spanish-owned construction company has applied to an Australian court to enforce a pair of awards against the construction arm of South Korea’s Samsung in a billion-dollar dispute over work on a mining project.