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Chaffetz Lindsey promotes two

Chaffetz Lindsey promotes two

15 January 2020

New York disputes boutique Chaffetz Lindsey has promoted commercial arbitration practitioner Andrew Poplinger to partner while Rainbow Willard, who is currently acting in an ICSID claim against Argentina, is made counsel.

Chinese investors fail to revive treaty claim against Mongolia

Chinese investors fail to revive treaty claim against Mongolia

14 January 2020

Three Chinese state-owned entities have lodged an appeal following the rejection of their bid to set aside an investment treaty award favouring Mongolia.

Essex Court welcomes two from Matrix

Essex Court welcomes two from Matrix

14 January 2020

Alison Macdonald QC and Angeline Welsh have left Matrix Chambers to join Essex Court Chambers in London.

LCIA tribunal gives Djibouti ultimatum over port seizure

LCIA tribunal gives Djibouti ultimatum over port seizure

14 January 2020

A sole arbitrator at the LCIA has ordered Djibouti to hand back control of a major port facility on the Red Sea to Dubai-based operator DP World within two months or face a damages award.

US faces treaty claim from Korean manufacturer

US faces treaty claim from Korean manufacturer

14 January 2020

A Korean manufacturer has threatened the US with a treaty claim after its assets were seized following the extradition and imprisonment of its chief executive officer on charges of fraudulently obtaining state funds.

Chile sees off Pey Casado claims

Chile sees off Pey Casado claims

13 January 2020

An ad hoc committee has dismissed a bid by the now-deceased Victor Pey Casado to revive his two-decade long ICSID claim against Chile – as an UNCITRAL tribunal rejects a parallel claim brought by the former publisher.

Loyens & Loeff promotes partner in Brussels

Loyens & Loeff promotes partner in Brussels

13 January 2020

Loyens & Loeff has promoted a counsel who joined last year from rival Benelux firm Liedekerke to local partner in Brussels.

Tanzania threatened with gold mining claim

Tanzania threatened with gold mining claim

13 January 2020

Canada’s Winshear Gold has threatened to file an investment treaty claim against Tanzania over legislative reforms that revoked a number of mining licences.

WADA requests CAS ruling on Russia ban

WADA requests CAS ruling on Russia ban

10 January 2020

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to rule on Russia’s four-year ban from all major sporting events for manipulating laboratory data – with both parties instructing external counsel.

Algeria faces claim from Swiss transport company

Algeria faces claim from Swiss transport company

10 January 2020

A Swiss transport company has filed an ICSID claim against Algeria over a share acquisition.