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Obituary - Emmanuel Gaillard 1952-2021

The arbitration community is mourning Emmanuel Gaillard, a totemic figure in the field, who has died suddenly aged 69, just weeks after leaving Shearman & Sterling to form a new firm and embark on a new chapter in his career.

16 April 2021

Emmanuel Gaillard - tributes

Members of the international arbitration community have paid tribute to Emmanuel Gaillard following his death aged 69.

16 April 2021

Peacock to rule the roost at Bird & Bird

Nicholas Peacock is leaving Herbert Smith Freehills after two decades to become head of the London international arbitration team at Bird & Bird.

16 April 2021

Arms dealer’s award against Guinea upheld

A French court has upheld a nearly €40 million ICC award won by an Israeli-owned arms company against Guinea, rejecting arguments that it violated an EU embargo on military sales.

16 April 2021

Russian media dispute heads to human rights court

A US government-funded media group has taken its dispute with Russia over new requirements for foreign-funded outlets to the European Court of Human Rights – months after threatening the state with a treaty claim over the same measures.

16 April 2021

Tesco lets award out of the bag

UK supermarket chain Tesco says it has been held liable in an arbitration over the US$6 billion sale of its Korean retail business.

15 April 2021

Bond call can proceed in Rwandan power plant dispute

The Commercial Court in London has refused to restrain a call on a bond in a dispute over the US$215 million construction of a peat-fired power plant in Rwanda pending an ICC emergency arbitration in Singapore.

15 April 2021

Fenwick Elliot's Dubai head goes solo

Ahmed Ibrahim has left Fenwick Elliott, where he was managing partner for the Middle East and Africa, to practise as an independent arbitrator in Dubai.

15 April 2021

A refresh at KCAB Next

KCAB Next, a networking and professional development group created by the Korea Commercial Arbitration Board, has added eight new members to its steering committee.

15 April 2021

Bangladeshi state agency liable at ICSID

Retired UK Supreme Court judge Lord Mance has issued an ICSID award requiring a Bangladeshi state agency to pay damages in a contract dispute over electricity pricing – after ruling he was bound by an earlier ICC award between the same parties.

14 April 2021

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