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South Korea to face claim over Samsung merger intervention

South Korea to face claim over Samsung merger intervention

13 July 2018

A US hedge fund has made good on a threat to file an investment treaty claim against South Korea over the country’s intervention in a US$8 billion merger between two Samsung affiliates under former president Park Geun-hye, seeking “no less than US$770 million” in damages.

LCIA to withdraw from Mauritius

LCIA to withdraw from Mauritius

13 July 2018

The LCIA and the government of Mauritius have mutually agreed to terminate the 2012 joint venture agreement which established the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre - a focal point for international arbitration in Africa for the past seven years - making way for a new, independently-run centre, called simply MIAC.

Baker McKenzie promotes five partners across four continents

Baker McKenzie promotes five partners across four continents

13 July 2018

Baker McKenzie has promoted five new arbitration practitioners to partner in its Geneva, Bogotá, Singapore, Riyadh and Toronto offices.

Egyptian developer challenges termination of claim over Syrian project

Egyptian developer challenges termination of claim over Syrian project

13 July 2018

An Egyptian real estate developer has appealed a Cairo judge's order to terminate a US$500 million arbitration over a tourism project in Syria following a complaint by the Syrian claimants who said the proceeding was taking too long.

Details of ICSID claim against Turkey emerge

Details of ICSID claim against Turkey emerge

12 July 2018

A UK member company of a mining and media conglomerate bringing an ICSID claim against Turkey has released further details of its claim attacking the “increasingly totalitarian and corrupt regime” of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – including its intention to seek between US$5 billion and US$6 billion in damages.

Who are the change drivers in arbitration?

Who are the change drivers in arbitration?

12 July 2018

At the latest Helsinki International Arbitration Day, delegates considered the forces shaping the future of international arbitration, including who will drive change and how sector-specific cases relating to sport, for example, can inspire new approaches.

International Arbitration Charity Ball – licence to party

12 July 2018

The International Arbitration Charity Ball is going to be more accessible than ever before following a decision of the committee to sell £50 “after-party” tickets to young lawyers that haven’t secured a place on their firm’s table but want to join in the secret agent-themed fun.

EU court bars access to ISDS and investment court documents

EU court bars access to ISDS and investment court documents

12 July 2018

A non-profit organisation that questioned the Achmea ruling has been prohibited from accessing documents on the compatibility between EU law and investor-state arbitration after a European Union court ruled that disclosure may weaken the position of the European Union in negotiations with other countries.

Glovemaker M&A prompts fraud claim in Singapore

Glovemaker M&A prompts fraud claim in Singapore

11 July 2018

A listed Malaysian manufacturer of rubber gloves has launched a SIAC arbitration alleging it was defrauded into making a US$340 million acquisition earlier this year.

Stati v Kazakhstan: the winner takes it all?

Stati v Kazakhstan: the winner takes it all?

11 July 2018

High-profile attachments obtained by Moldovan creditors against billions of dollars in Kazakh state assets highlight the importance of choosing the right enforcement strategy, say partner Deborah Ruff and counsel Julia Kalinina Belcher of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in London.