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The ball in photos

The ball in photos

14 September 2018

Photos of last night's spy-themed International Arbitration Charity Ball in London are available here.

Goldfingered guests raise half a million at spy-themed ball

Goldfingered guests raise half a million at spy-themed ball

14 September 2018

The fifth International Arbitration Charity Ball held in London last night broke attendance and fundraising records, raising over £500,000 for Save the Children as 850 lawyers from around the world over indulged in secret agent-themed fun.

South Korea faces claim over bribery in Samsung merger

South Korea faces claim over bribery in Samsung merger

14 September 2018

South Korea has been hit with a previously threatened claim by a US private equity fund over its interference in a US$8 billion Samsung merger – including allegations that the group’s controlling family, the Lee family, bribed the now imprisoned former president Park Geun-hye to enable the merger to go ahead at an undervalue.

France warned over oil and gas bill

France warned over oil and gas bill

13 September 2018

A Canadian oil and gas company warned France that it could face an Energy Charter Treaty claim over draft legislation banning domestic oil and gas production before a softened version of the bill was enacted, it has emerged.

Zuleta defeats ‘prejudgment’ challenge

Zuleta defeats ‘prejudgment’ challenge

13 September 2018

Spain has failed to unseat Colombian arbitrator Eduardo Zuleta from one of the numerous Energy Charter Treaty cases it faces, after his co-panellists ruled his chairing of another tribunal which ruled against the state does not mean he prejudged issues.

Toys “R” Us in battle over Asian joint venture

Toys “R” Us in battle over Asian joint venture

13 September 2018

A new battlefield has emerged in the ongoing Toys “R” Us bankruptcy saga, with a minority shareholder in the valuable Asian joint venture taking on the flagship company in an ICC arbitration in Hong Kong.

India sees first win in treaty case

India sees first win in treaty case

12 September 2018

In the state's first known victory in an investment treaty arbitration, India has defeated a US$36 million claim by a French investor in a failed joint venture at a port in West Bengal.

China and Philippines negotiate over South China Sea

China and Philippines negotiate over South China Sea

12 September 2018

China and the Philippines are negotiating a deal to jointly exploit oil and gas in the disputed waters of the South China Sea – despite an arbitration award which rejected China’s claims to historic rights over the vast majority of the maritime territory.

Buyer brings ICC claim over Brazil pulp deal

Buyer brings ICC claim over Brazil pulp deal

12 September 2018

An Indonesian-owned paper company has launched an ICC claim against a Brazilian conglomerate that cancelled a multibillion dollar deal for the takeover of a pulpmaker.

Young construction group appoints Singapore co-chair

Young construction group appoints Singapore co-chair

12 September 2018

The recently formed YConstruction group has appointed a partner at Rajah & Tann in Singapore as its fourth co-chair as it looks to expand its reach in Asia following its opening in May.