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Mexico ordered to disclose potential Quinn Emanuel investigation

Mexico ordered to disclose potential Quinn Emanuel investigation

17 January 2020

A NAFTA tribunal has ordered Mexico to disclose if it has launched criminal investigations into Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in relation to its representation of US investors in a US$700 million claim.

Tanzania again threatened over cancelled mining licences

Tanzania again threatened over cancelled mining licences

17 January 2020

Days after it was threatened with an investment treaty claim over legislation revoking mining licences, Tanzania is facing another potential case over those reforms.

New year, new silks

New year, new silks

17 January 2020

Nigel Blackaby, Noah Rubins, Harish Salve, Rajesh Pillai, Simon Chapman, Sapna Jhangiani, Andrew McDougall and Jason Fry are among those on new list of Queen’s Counsel appointments.

ICC tribunal throws out claim against Bahrain

ICC tribunal throws out claim against Bahrain

16 January 2020

Bahrain has defeated a €180 million ICC claim brought by a French waste-to-energy company over the termination of a contract to build the state’s first recycling plant.

Georgia faces claim over deep-water port

Georgia faces claim over deep-water port

16 January 2020

An international consortium has threatened to launch arbitration proceedings against Georgia after the state cancelled its contract to develop a deep-water port.

Samsung wins damages over offshore drillship contract

Samsung wins damages over offshore drillship contract

16 January 2020

Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has won a US$320 million award against a US contractor over the termination of a contract for an ultra-deepwater drillship.

Eversheds hires former HKIAC counsel

Eversheds hires former HKIAC counsel

16 January 2020

Former managing counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Wesley Pang has joined the partnership at Eversheds Sutherland.

Hobér disqualified from solar case over dissent

Hobér disqualified from solar case over dissent

15 January 2020

Swedish arbitrator Kaj Hobér has been disqualified from hearing a €53 million Energy Charter Treaty claim against Spain, following a challenge based on his dissent in another case over the state's renewable energy reform.

Cameroon faces claim from French businessman

Cameroon faces claim from French businessman

15 January 2020

A company owned by a French businessman has launched an ICSID claim worth almost US$1 billion against Cameroon over the owner's imprisonment and the alleged expropriation of an online platform to help fund community projects.

Nine-man award against Chinese state-owned aviation group upheld

Nine-man award against Chinese state-owned aviation group upheld

15 January 2020

A US appeals court has upheld a US$70 million ICDR award rendered by a nine-man tribunal against affiliates of a Chinese state-owned aerospace company, rejecting arguments it was “fundamentally unfair” for one side in the dispute to appoint over twice as many arbitrators as the other.