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Cypriot academic wins essay prize from New York club

Cypriot academic wins essay prize from New York club

13 February 2020

The International Arbitration Club of New York has named King’s College London lecturer Soterios Loizou as the latest winner of its annual essay prize – whose previous recipients have included Gary Born and Stephen Fietta QC.

MoloLamken promotes in DC

MoloLamken promotes in DC

12 February 2020

US disputes boutique MoloLamken has promoted former LCIA deputy registrar Rémy Gerbay to partner in Washington, DC.

Drilling contractor seeks appeal of Samsung award

Drilling contractor seeks appeal of Samsung award

12 February 2020

A Luxembourg-based drilling contractor has said it is seeking to challenge a London arbitration award worth US$320 million award rendered last month in favour of Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.

Tanzania proposes arbitration reforms amid investor backlash

Tanzania proposes arbitration reforms amid investor backlash

12 February 2020

The government of Tanzania has proposed a number of long-awaited reforms to its arbitration act, including the creation of a new arbitral institution – as the country responds to an investor backlash to its regulatory regime that has led to several investment treaty claims.

Peru pollution claims revived at PCA

Peru pollution claims revived at PCA

12 February 2020

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has begun hearing parallel treaty and contract claims against Peru relating to environmental pollution in the Andes, four years after the dismissal of an earlier case administered by ICSID.

Egyptian state entity defeats US$3 billion claim

Egyptian state entity defeats US$3 billion claim

11 February 2020

A Madrid-seated tribunal has rejected a US$3.1 billion claim against Egypt’s state-owned gas supplier on the basis that the claimant, a joint venture between Spain’s Naturgy and Italy’s Eni, has already secured a US$2 billion ICSID award.

ICC to hear fight over nuclear fuel venture

ICC to hear fight over nuclear fuel venture

11 February 2020

A US nuclear fuel company has launched an ICC arbitration against a subsidiary of Électricité de France over a terminated deal for joint research and development activities.

BOOK REVIEW: The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards

BOOK REVIEW: The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards

11 February 2020

Renowned arbitrator Alan Redfern of One Essex Court in London reviews a guide to challenging and enforcing awards published by GAR's publisher Law Business Research.

Konrad Partners promotes in Vienna

Konrad Partners promotes in Vienna

10 February 2020

Konrad Partners has promoted Michael Hofstätter, who is currently advising on a hundred-million-euro power plant dispute, to counsel in Vienna.

Algeria sees end to telecoms and sanitation claims

Algeria sees end to telecoms and sanitation claims

10 February 2020

UPDATED WITH COMMENT: Algeria has defeated a €420 million treaty claim by an insolvent Italian telecoms company, as an ICSID claim over a wastewater treatment project is discontinued.