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New ICSID claims against Argentina and Congo

New ICSID claims against Argentina and Congo

13 September 2019

A Spanish electric company has filed an ICSID claim against Argentina, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo is also facing a new case at the centre from a Kuwaiti telecoms investor.

Russia fails to reopen award in Crimean banking dispute

Russia fails to reopen award in Crimean banking dispute

13 September 2019

An UNCITRAL tribunal has refused Russia’s request to reconsider its findings on jurisdiction and liability in a billion-dollar claim brought by a Ukrainian state-owned bank over the seizure of its banking operations in Crimea.

RPC hires CIS specialist from Jones Day

RPC hires CIS specialist from Jones Day

13 September 2019

CIS disputes specialist Tatiana Minaeva is leaving Jones Day to join the partnership at RPC in London.

Mourre warns against “nationalisation” of arbitration

Mourre warns against “nationalisation” of arbitration

13 September 2019

In a keynote address at GAR Live Istanbul, ICC International Court of Arbitration president Alexis Mourre called for arbitral institutions to safeguard their legitimacy by agreeing on internationally accepted standards of good governance – while warning of the dangers of recent attempts by governments to “nationalise” arbitration by promoting domestic institutions.

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

13 September 2019

Pictures from the 7th annual GAR Live Istanbul are now available.

When is an arbitral decision an “award”?

When is an arbitral decision an “award”?

12 September 2019

Raid Abu-Manneh, global co-head of the international arbitration group at Mayer Brown in London, considers a recent English court ruling against a Zambian state entity that addressed the principles by which an arbitral decision can be considered an “award” and therefore capable of being enforced or challenged.

Vietnamese mine operator gets payout to end SIAC case

Vietnamese mine operator gets payout to end SIAC case

12 September 2019

The Vietnamese operator of one of the world’s largest tungsten mines has received a US$130 million payout to settle a SIAC dispute over a mineral processing plant.

US court finds Achmea doesn’t bar enforcement of Micula award

US court finds Achmea doesn’t bar enforcement of Micula award

12 September 2019

A court in Washington, DC, has confirmed an ICSID award in favour of Sweden’s Micula brothers against Romania, rejecting the state’s arguments that it was rendered invalid by the European Court of Justice‘s ruling on intra-EU investment arbitration in the Achmea case.

Morrison & Foerster hires partner to build London practice

Morrison & Foerster hires partner to build London practice

12 September 2019

African disputes specialist Chiraag Shah has joined Morrison & Foerster from Kirkland & Ellis to help build its international arbitration practice in London.

Gabon gets reprieve to contest US enforcement

Gabon gets reprieve to contest US enforcement

12 September 2019

A US court will allow Gabon to contest enforcement of a US$47 million ICC award in favour of a Turkish construction company – removing an entry of default it had issued after the state had failed to respond or appear in the proceedings for five months.