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ICSID compiles responses to proposed rule changes

ICSID compiles responses to proposed rule changes

18 January 2019

ICSID has published a compendium of public comments on its proposed amendments to the centre’s rules.

Rwandan state entity takes investor to ICSID

Rwandan state entity takes investor to ICSID

18 January 2019

In a rare example of an ICSID arbitration commenced against an investor, a Rwandan state-owned entity has brought a claim against the operator of a one-of-a-kind power plant on one of Africa’s Great Lakes.

LCIA to hear dispute over Indian gas block

LCIA to hear dispute over Indian gas block

18 January 2019

Embattled Canadian energy company Niko Resources has launched an LCIA claim after its partners Reliance Industries and BP asked it to withdraw from an Indian offshore gas block for defaulting on a cash call.

Saudi centre looks to ICDR for new chief of ADR

Saudi centre looks to ICDR for new chief of ADR

18 January 2019

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has appointed a former assistant vice president of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Christian Alberti, as its new chief of ADR, responsible for overseeing case management.

GAR Live Dubai 2018 - in pictures

GAR Live Dubai 2018 - in pictures

18 January 2019

Photos from GAR Live Dubai 2018 are now available.

EU countries to cancel BITs post-Achmea

EU countries to cancel BITs post-Achmea

17 January 2019

UPDATED. Member states of the European Union have agreed to terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties to comply with the Achmea judgment – while a majority of them have also agreed to take steps to prevent intra-EU investor-state arbitrations being filed under the Energy Charter Treaty.

UK and Fujitsu reach agreement in dispute over NHS system

UK and Fujitsu reach agreement in dispute over NHS system

17 January 2019

Amid Brexit turmoil, the UK government has reportedly found time to negotiate the settlement of a £700 million dispute with Japan’s Fujitsu over a cancelled contract to upgrade an IT system for the National Health Service, after it led to questions in parliament about the use of arbitration to resolve disputes affecting the country’s taxpayers.

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler promotes three

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler promotes three

17 January 2019

Eva Kalnina, a Latvian national with experience of disputes relating to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, has been promoted to the partnership at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva, while two others have been made counsel at the firm.

Invest in tech or play catch up with courts, warns Al Tamimi

Invest in tech or play catch up with courts, warns Al Tamimi

17 January 2019

Leading UAE arbitrator Essam Al Tamimi warned in a keynote speech at GAR Live Dubai that arbitral institutions must invest in technology or they will be forced to play catch up with the courts, as well as highlighting how more needs to be done to develop arbitration talent in the Middle East.

Dechert grows investor-state practice with London hire

Dechert grows investor-state practice with London hire

16 January 2019

Investor-state arbitration and public international law practitioner Michelle Bradfield has joined Dechert as partner in its London office.