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The Pledge three years on: progress being made

The Pledge three years on: progress being made

14 October 2019

More than three years after the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, independent arbitrator Lucy Greenwood has updated her research into the composition of tribunals at various institutions – concluding that considerable progress that has been made.

US courts continue to show restraint over “manifest disregard” doctrine

US courts continue to show restraint over “manifest disregard” doctrine

14 October 2019

Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s co-chair of international arbitration Hagit Elul and associate Olivia Bensinger in New York consider a recent decision showing that US courts continue to exercise restraint when it comes to applying the controversial doctrine of “manifest disregard of the law” as a basis for vacating an arbitral award.

Armenia faces treaty claim over garbage collection

Armenia faces treaty claim over garbage collection

14 October 2019

A Lebanese waste management company has said it will bring an investment treaty claim against Armenia over the cancellation of contracts for garbage collection in the capital city of Yerevan.

White & Case promotes three

White & Case promotes three

14 October 2019

White & Case has promoted three members of its global international arbitration practice to the partnership in New York, London and Abu Dhabi.

Belarusian investor threatens Lithuania over gas pipeline

Belarusian investor threatens Lithuania over gas pipeline

14 October 2019

UPDATED: A Belarusian construction company has threatened Lithuania with an investment treaty claim after it was excluded from a strategically important gas pipeline project on national security grounds.

ICC ADR manager joins Mayer Brown

ICC ADR manager joins Mayer Brown

11 October 2019

Alina Leoveanu, the former manager of the ICC International Centre for ADR, has joined Mayer Brown in Paris.

Vienna panel hears dispute over Slovakian road project

Vienna panel hears dispute over Slovakian road project

11 October 2019

A Vienna-seated ICC tribunal is hearing a claim brought against Slovakia over delays in the issuance of permits for a €1.7 billion road construction project.

Romania files US appeal over Micula award

Romania files US appeal over Micula award

11 October 2019

Romania has asked a US appeal court to block enforcement of a US$356 million ICSID award in favour of Sweden’s Micula brothers that a lower court said remained valid despite the European Court of Justice’s ruling in Achmea on intra-EU investment arbitration.

Maldives settles dispute with island developer

Maldives settles dispute with island developer

11 October 2019

The Maldives has paid US$55 million to settle two claims at the Permanent Court of Arbitration brought by a Liechtenstein-registered developer that also accused the country's former vice president of plotting the kidnapping of its Swiss CEO.

London says farewell to Francisco Orrego Vicuña

London says farewell to Francisco Orrego Vicuña

10 October 2019

A symposium in London last week marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Chilean arbitrator Francisco Orrego Vicuña by celebrating his contribution to international law. Benjamín Silva, a visiting attorney at Baker Botts in London, reports.