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CIArb Scotland launches young group

CIArb Scotland launches young group

09 November 2018

As part of its preparations for the ICCA Congress in Edinburgh in 2020, the Scottish branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has launched a young members group.

Fired up by technology?

Fired up by technology?

09 November 2018

The latest Dutch Arbitration Day considered the use of technology in international arbitration and whether practitioners in the field are too conservative to embrace innovations such as artificial intelligence – with a “heat map” to track audience reactions as the day progressed.

Tawil to go solo as an arbitrator

Tawil to go solo as an arbitrator

09 November 2018

Prominent Argentine arbitrator Guido Santiago Tawil is leaving Buenos Aires firm M&M Bomchil after a quarter of a century to focus on his work as an arbitrator.

DLA Piper hires new head of arbitration in Spain

DLA Piper hires new head of arbitration in Spain

08 November 2018

A partner at Spanish law firm Gomez-Acebo & Pombo, Borja de Obeso, has joined the Madrid office of DLA Piper to lead the firm’s litigation and arbitration team in Spain.

Details of Lima toll claim come to light

Details of Lima toll claim come to light

08 November 2018

A former subsidiary of Brazil’s scandal-hit Odebrecht is bringing an UNCITRAL claim against the municipality of Lima over the government’s decision to revoke a toll road concession following a public backlash, GAR has learnt.

Kahale on the “new age of the megacase”

Kahale on the “new age of the megacase”

08 November 2018

In a keynote speech in Prague, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle chairman George Kahale III argued that investor-state dispute settlement is a deeply flawed system that should be dismantled completely or rebuilt from scratch – with a focus on deficiencies in how tribunals deal with quantum in the “new age of the megacase”. Jaroslav Kudrna and Anna Bilanová of the Czech Ministry of Finance report.

Kuwait Oil Company defeats Hyundai claim

Kuwait Oil Company defeats Hyundai claim

08 November 2018

Kuwait Oil Company has fended off the bulk of a nearly US$3 billion LCIA claim brought against it by South Korean contractor Hyundai in a dispute over the construction of a network of fuel transportation lines, it has emerged.

Lawyer threatens US$100 billion treaty claim after Panama court ruling

Lawyer threatens US$100 billion treaty claim after Panama court ruling

08 November 2018

A lawyer for a subsidiary of a Canadian mining company has warned on television that a Panama Supreme Court judgment that found the law that formed the basis for a concession to be unconstitutional could trigger a treaty claim worth a staggering US$100 billion if it leads to its revocation.

China names firms on international investment panel

China names firms on international investment panel

08 November 2018

Amid talk of a growing “Belt and Road backlash", China’s Ministry of Commerce has appointed 15 Chinese law firms to a panel to advise on the structuring of Chinese investments abroad, international investment law, and any arising issues.

US appeal denied in Czech blood plasma saga

US appeal denied in Czech blood plasma saga

07 November 2018

A Liechtenstein company has failed in its latest bid to enforce a US$400 million award against the Czech Republic in the US courts, as its founder pursues a related investment treaty claim worth US$2.5 billion.