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CAS finds discrimination in Asian football elections

A tribunal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has found that Asia’s football body discriminated against female candidates during elections for seats on the FIFA council – and its failure to properly investigate alleged third-party interference amounted to a denial of justice.

25 January 2021

Singapore witness-gating award can’t be sent back

The Singapore Court of Appeal has refused to reinstate the award of a sole arbitrator who engaged in witness-gating, while ruling that it lacks the power to remit where such a remedy was not requested at first instance.

25 January 2021

IP firm targeted in Saudi food app dispute

A US court has been asked to compel a DC-based intellectual property boutique to turn over evidence for use in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration over a Saudi food delivery app.

25 January 2021

German lawyer takes helm at ASA

Korinna von Trotha, who heads the Berlin office of the German Arbitration Institute, is to take over as executive director of the Swiss Arbitration Association after Alex McLin steps down to focus on governance and arbitration in international sport.

25 January 2021

Nigerian institution unveils committee

The Lagos Court of Arbitration has unveiled a new arbitration committee as it prepares to review its rules and build its reputation as a world-class international arbitral institution.

25 January 2021

Steinmetz found guilty of corruption in Geneva

A court in Geneva has found Israeli-French billionaire Beny Steinmetz guilty of paying bribes to secure mining rights in Guinea – allegations that have also been the subject of ICSID and LCIA arbitrations.

22 January 2021

Italy challenges solar award

The Italian government has applied to annul an ICSID award requiring it to pay over €18 million to a German solar investor in compensation for changes to the incentives regime for renewable energy.

22 January 2021

Who is sitting at ICSID?

The latest round of panels formed at ICSID includes first-time appointments for Singapore’s chief justice Sundaresh Menon, Anne-Karin Grill, Joe Tirado and Carmen Núňez-Lagos.

22 January 2021

Redfern clears his schedule

Renowned arbitrator Alan Redfern – the founder of Freshfields’ international arbitration practice and inventor of the “Redfern schedule” – has retired from practice.

22 January 2021

The Artemis Accords: lift off for space law and arbitration?

The controversial Artemis Accords, which aim to bring international outer space law into the 21st century, were unveiled by NASA last year. Matthew Weiniger QC and Akshay Sewlikar of Linklaters consider the role international arbitration might play in the new legal framework for outer space activities.

22 January 2021

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