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Panama court sets aside award against non-signatories

Panama court sets aside award against non-signatories

14 May 2019

The Panamanian Supreme Court has partially annulled an award in favour of an Ecuadorean port authority that held affiliates of a Hong Kong conglomerate liable under a concession contract that they had not signed.

Iraqi state entity faces US enforcement bid

14 May 2019

A Canadian engineering company has asked a US court to confirm an ICC award against an Iraqi state-owned company in a dispute over the development of an oil field in southern Iraq.

Brazilian centre gets first female president

Brazilian centre gets first female president

14 May 2019

Eleonora Coelho has become the first female president of the Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce since it was established 40 years ago.

Ashurst promotes in UK and Australia

Ashurst promotes in UK and Australia

14 May 2019

Ashurst has promoted two senior associates to the partnership in London and Melbourne, including a lawyer who acted in cases arising out of the Russia-Ukraine “gas wars”.

Cairo centre announces case figures and new advisers

Cairo centre announces case figures and new advisers

13 May 2019

The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, or CRCICA, has disclosed that it received 77 new cases in 2018 – as it appoints a Beijing lawyer and two others to its advisory committee.

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

13 May 2019

Fourteen panels have been formed at ICSID in the past two months, with first-time appointments for former Freshfields partner Brian King, Turkish practitioner Ziya Akinci, Finland’s Carita Wallgren-Lindholm and Domitille Baizeau of Lalive.

Merger partners see eye to eye on ICC case

Merger partners see eye to eye on ICC case

13 May 2019

The Italian and French partners in a €50 billion merger that created the world’s largest eyewear maker, EssilorLuxottica, have settled an ICC dispute over the company’s governance.

Lithuania faces claim over bank nationalisation

Lithuania faces claim over bank nationalisation

13 May 2019

A Russian fund has brought a treaty claim worth at least US$300 million against Lithuania over the nationalisation of a bank – after acquiring the rights to the claim from the bank’s now-imprisoned former owner.

Italy fails in intra-EU objection to solar case

Italy fails in intra-EU objection to solar case

10 May 2019

An ICSID tribunal has refused to throw out a European solar investor’s Energy Charter Treaty claim against Italy on the basis of Achmea, also finding that a recent political declaration by EU member states about the ECJ decision does not provide grounds for terminating the case.

Kazakhstan too late to challenge Soviet treaty award

Kazakhstan too late to challenge Soviet treaty award

10 May 2019

The High Court in London has refused to allow Kazakhstan a time extension to pursue a challenge to an award rendered nearly four years ago under an investment treaty signed by the former Soviet Union – holding that fresh evidence obtained by the state was not a “game-changer” that would justify reopening the jurisdictional issues in the case.