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ICC releases case figures

ICC releases case figures

10 January 2020

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has announced its caseload figures for 2019, revealing the second highest number of new cases since the court was established in 1923.

Uber threatens Colombia with treaty claim over ban

Uber threatens Colombia with treaty claim over ban

10 January 2020

US ridesharing company Uber has threatened Colombia with a treaty claim following a ban on its operations in the country.

Chinese social media company liable in software dispute

Chinese social media company liable in software dispute

09 January 2020

The company behind one of China’s largest social media websites has put aside US$126 million to cover an award that held it liable for breaching a licence agreement to use location-based service software.

Swedish investors pursue will.i.am over failed earbuds deal

Swedish investors pursue will.i.am over failed earbuds deal

09 January 2020

A group of Swedish tech investors have applied to a California court to enforce an SCC award against the Hollywood electronics company founded by musical artist will.i.am, following the aborted purchase of a wireless earbuds manufacturer.

Vinson & Elkins promotes in Dubai

Vinson & Elkins promotes in Dubai

09 January 2020

Vinson & Elkins has promoted Joseph Chedrawe, who has acted for government entities in the Gulf as part of his construction and engineering practice, to partner in Dubai.

Delaware court halts Eni’s “collateral attack” on ICDR award

Delaware court halts Eni’s “collateral attack” on ICDR award

08 January 2020

The Delaware Court of Chancery has enjoined a subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni from pursuing part of its claims in a new ICDR case against the operator of an LNG import terminal – holding that it amounted to a “collateral attack” on a US$371 million award rendered in a prior arbitration.

Samsung pays to end Petrobras bribery dispute

Samsung pays to end Petrobras bribery dispute

08 January 2020

Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has paid US$200 million to satisfy a London arbitration award in favour of an offshore drilling contractor, weeks after settling a related US investigation over bribes paid to former officials at Brazil’s Petrobras.

Corruption and standards of proof in investment arbitration

Corruption and standards of proof in investment arbitration

08 January 2020

Ashique Rahman and Miglena Angelova of Fietta in London ask whether investor-state tribunals have dispensed with “abstract” standards of proof when it comes to assessing corruption allegations.

Derains & Gharavi hires senior counsel

Derains & Gharavi hires senior counsel

08 January 2020

Thomas Bevilacqua, a former Foley Hoag partner who helped launch the firm’s Paris office, has joined Derains & Gharavi as senior counsel.

Casino resort owner fails to set aside award

Casino resort owner fails to set aside award

08 January 2020

The Singapore High Court has upheld an award on liability that led to a Manila gaming resort owner being ordered to pay US$296 million to a Las Vegas casino operator – while rejecting allegations that the successful party and its counsel fraudulently misled the tribunal.