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Stockholm panel decides Uzbek gas dispute

A Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitration relating to a gas project in Uzbekistan that saw claims and counterclaims totalling around US$350 million has ended with an award worth less than US$2 million in favour of a subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil.

28 November 2022

Lord Hoffmann criticises Enka in Gaillard Lecture

In a lecture in Paris in honour of the late Emmanuel Gaillard, Lord Hoffmann has criticised the "rabbit-out-of-a-hat" reasoning of the UK Supreme Court in Enka v Chubb, suggesting that it will give rise to "dirty tricks" and needs to be addressed in the current reform of the 1996 English Arbitration Act.

28 November 2022

Brick Court puts focus on Enka

This year’s Brick Court Chambers annual conference was devoted to the reform of the 1996 Arbitration Act with particular attention to changes needed in light of the UK Supreme Court decision in Enka v Chubb. A team from Brick Court reports.

28 November 2022

Who’s Who Legal launches biggest ever arbitration rankings

GAR’s sister publication Who’s Who Legal will tomorrow publish its most comprehensive research to date on the leading international arbitration practitioners in the market.

28 November 2022

‘Evolution’ not ‘Revolution’: BCLP survey examines England’s 1996 Act

The latest Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner survey has found that most arbitration practitioners are satisfied with the 1996 English Arbitration Act – despite noting that there is still significant scope for reform.

28 November 2022

Laos sees awards upheld in casino saga

Two gaming companies whose billion-dollar investment treaty claims against Laos were dismissed because of evidence of bribery and fraud have lost a final appeal against the outcome in Singapore, after a related SIAC award was also upheld.

25 November 2022

Canadian bank brings ICSID claim against Peru

A Canadian bank has brought an ICSID claim against Peru over a nearly 15-year long tax dispute, as a contractor turns to new counsel to challenge an award in a separate dispute with the Andean state.

25 November 2022

Middle Eastern firm promotes two

Alem & Associates has promoted Mazen Ghosn, who acted in the high-profile Kabab-Ji dispute, and Rana Kahwagi to partner in its arbitration team in Beirut.

25 November 2022

Lithium miner threatens treaty claim against Chile

A Chilean-Taiwanese mining venture is reportedly considering a US$2.5 billion treaty claim against Chile, alleging that plans to give a state-owned entity exclusive rights over a lithium deposit amount to an unlawful expropriation.

25 November 2022

Peru’s evidence in Odebrecht cases leads to rift with Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors have reportedly suspended cooperation with Peru on high-profile corruption investigations because of concerns about the state’s use of evidence in arbitrations relating to Odebrecht projects.

24 November 2022

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