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Selling the whole package: Singapore law as governing law?

Selling the whole package: Singapore law as governing law?

17 September 2020

A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore asked if Singapore law could be a credible alternative to English law as a governing law for international commercial contracts – and if that would require incorporating aspects of civil law to attract users from neighbouring countries.

Kinnear re-elected as ICSID secretary general

Kinnear re-elected as ICSID secretary general

16 September 2020

Meg Kinnear has been re-elected to serve a third term as ICSID secretary general following a vote by the centre’s administrative council.

Romanian partner promoted in Paris

Romanian partner promoted in Paris

16 September 2020

French firm Jeantet has promoted a Romanian partner in Paris who specialises in M&A and construction disputes and was recently appointed to her first ICSID panel.

Libya challenges treaty award in US court

Libya challenges treaty award in US court

16 September 2020

Libya has asked a US court to vacate an investment treaty award that requires it to pay more than €83 million to an Austrian investor in six construction projects that were disrupted by the country’s 2011 revolution.

Turkish investor takes Turkmenistan to ICSID

Turkish investor takes Turkmenistan to ICSID

16 September 2020

A Turkish construction company has brought a US$27 million ICSID claim against Turkmenistan over the state's alleged expropriation of several projects.

Panels in place to hear Qatar's postal claims

Panels in place to hear Qatar's postal claims

15 September 2020

Four tribunals are in place at the Permanent Court of Arbitration to hear claims by Qatar against its Middle Eastern neighbours over the suspension of postal services as part of their continuing blockade of the country.

Italy liable over renewables reforms

Italy liable over renewables reforms

15 September 2020

A majority ICSID tribunal has ordered Italy to pay more than €18 million to subsidiaries of a German solar investor in an Energy Charter Treaty claim over changes to renewables tariffs.

DP World seeks to enforce against Djibouti

DP World seeks to enforce against Djibouti

15 September 2020

A subsidiary of Emirati logistics group DP World has applied to a US court to enforce LCIA awards totalling more than US$485 million against the east African state of Djibouti arising from a bitter dispute over a strategic port facility on the Red Sea.

New Amsterdam boutique expands

New Amsterdam boutique expands

15 September 2020

Ysquare, a Dutch disputes boutique that launched last year, has grown its arbitration team to five – hiring Bregje Korthals Altes from the partnership at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.

UK may face arbitration over Brexit law

UK may face arbitration over Brexit law

15 September 2020

The European Commission has warned the UK that it may face arbitration if it adopts legislation overriding the agreement governing the country's exit from the EU.