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An Icelandic-owned entity has launched an ICC claim against Cabo Verde after the African island nation announced plans to renationalise its flag carrier in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.
30 November 2021
At a virtual event, ICSID secretary-general Meg Kinnear addressed the future of ISDS and said the predicted “deluge” of investor-state claims relating to the covid-19 pandemic has not occurred. Rob Houston of K&L Gates Straits Law and Hena Sial and Lauren Sandground of K&L Gates report.
29 November 2021
Sir David Richards has joined One Essex Court in London as an arbitrator after stepping down as a full-time judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
12 November 2021
A newly published UK bill aims to establish a binding arbitration process for commercial landlords and tenants who fail to reach an agreement on rent arrears caused by coronavirus.
11 November 2021
At a recent ITA-ALARB Americas Workshop, practitioners discussed regulatory changes in Latin America, including those responding to the covid-19 pandemic, and commercial and investment disputes arising from them. Florentina Field of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Paris reports.
01 November 2021
Speakers at GAR Connect: Africa discussed pharmaceutical investments on the continent during the covid-19 pandemic, including advice on protecting IP, the types of disputes now emerging and whether international arbitration is well placed to resolve them.
27 October 2021
A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction in aid of a CIETAC claim over a share transfer that was terminated on the grounds of covid-19 and “deteriorating Sino-US relations”.
20 October 2021
A panel at the ASIL annual meeting simulated oral argument on whether a BIT’s public health and essential security interests clause provides a defence to treaty claims arising out of pandemic curfews, and whether such an exception can deprive a tribunal of jurisdiction. Ina Popova and Alma Mozetič, partner and associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, report.
01 October 2021
Live Nation has revived a deal to acquire a Mexican live entertainment business for over US$440 million, suspending an ICC arbitration in which it had sought to abort the purchase because of the covid-19 pandemic.
15 September 2021
A Swiss court has upheld an LCIA award against the majority shareholder of an Indian razor manufacturer, rejecting arguments that the arbitrators should have postponed a hearing in light of the covid-19 pandemic.
20 August 2021
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