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UK Supreme Court to hear case over Deepwater Horizon arbitrator

UK Supreme Court to hear case over Deepwater Horizon arbitrator

30 November 2018

UPDATED. The UK Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal on whether an arbitrator should have disclosed his involvement in overlapping insurance cases relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico – with interventions expected from the ICC International Court of Arbitration, LCIA and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

“New NAFTA” signed in Buenos Aires

“New NAFTA” signed in Buenos Aires

30 November 2018

Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto have signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or as Trudeau referred to it, “new NAFTA”, at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Former DIS head of case management to join Bombardier

Former DIS head of case management to join Bombardier

29 November 2018

James Menz, who stepped down from his role as head of case management and deputy secretary general at the German Institute of Arbitration in August, has joined a new disputes department at Bombardier Transportation.

Jay-Z highlights lack of diversity among arbitrators

Jay-Z highlights lack of diversity among arbitrators

29 November 2018

UPDATED. World-renowned rapper Jay-Z has won a temporary stay of a US$200 million American Arbitration Association proceeding from a New York court after complaining that the institution does not have enough black arbitrators.

Airbnb hit by claim over removed West Bank listings

Airbnb hit by claim over removed West Bank listings

29 November 2018

A pro-Israel activist and lawyer has launched an American Arbitration Association claim against Airbnb over the internet platform’s “discriminatory” decision to remove listings of homes for rent in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Ukraine accuses Russia of aggravating maritime dispute

Ukraine accuses Russia of aggravating maritime dispute

29 November 2018

Ukraine has informed an arbitral tribunal hearing its case against Russia over waters off Crimea that the dispute has been "significantly aggravated" as a result of Russia’s “firing [at] and seizure” of Ukrainian vessels among other actions.

Venezuela pays ICSID creditor to protect US refinery business

Venezuela pays ICSID creditor to protect US refinery business

28 November 2018

Venezuela has paid US$500 million to distressed Canadian mining company Crystallex to partially satisfy a US$1.4 billion ICSID award – as part of a renegotiated settlement deal that will allow the country’s national oil and gas company PDVSA to keep control of US-based refiner Citgo Petroleum.

Malintoppi challenged over husband’s counsel work

Malintoppi challenged over husband’s counsel work

28 November 2018

A Canadian gold-mining company bringing an ICSID claim against Colombia has applied to disqualify the tribunal’s president Loretta Malintoppi, alleging that she financially benefits from her husband Rodman Bundy’s representation of the state in a separate dispute.

Eversheds hires from Clyde & Co in Singapore

Eversheds hires from Clyde & Co in Singapore

28 November 2018

Eversheds Sutherland’s Singapore office, Eversheds Harry Elias, has hired a Clyde & Co senior associate specialising in commercial disputes as of counsel.

Schellenberg Wittmer promotes three

Schellenberg Wittmer promotes three

28 November 2018

Schellenberg Wittmer is promoting three female international arbitration practitioners to the partnership in Zurich and Singapore.