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Congo can’t bring counterclaims in mining dispute

An ICSID tribunal hearing a mining company’s billion-dollar claim against the Republic of the Congo over revoked iron ore licences has declined jurisdiction over the state’s counterclaims.

30 January 2024

FisherBroyles team joins breakaway firm

Tiffany Comprés, Gene Burd and the entire arbitration team at FisherBroyles are among the 130 lawyers who have left to join breakaway firm Pierson Ferdinand.

30 January 2024

Arbitration Chambers opens in Singapore

Arbitration Chambers has expanded beyond Hong Kong, London and New York, with a launch in Singapore, just around the corner from Maxwell Chambers.

30 January 2024

Mozambique faces mining claim at ICSID

UPDATED WITH COUNSEL. A US asset recovery firm is pursuing an ICSID claim against Mozambique over the “unlawful transfer” of a mining licence after acquiring the rights to the claim from London-listed Pathfinder Minerals.

29 January 2024

Mining investor’s claim against Armenia underway

An UNCITRAL panel has begun hearing a US investor’s treaty claim against Armenia over a gold mining project that has been blockaded by environmental protestors.

29 January 2024

Russia’s lawyers defeat disclosure bid in Yukos dispute

A UK judge has criticised a failed attempt to compel White & Case and Dutch practitioner Albert Jan van den Berg to turn over documents they allegedly handled while representing Russia in its US$60 billion dispute with the former majority shareholders of Yukos.

29 January 2024

UK disputes firm launches international arbitration practice

London disputes-focused firm Rosenblatt has launched an international arbitration practice with the hire of co-heads Leonardo Carpentieri from LMS Legal and Sara Paradisi from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

29 January 2024

Highway investor lodges claim against Colombia

The infrastructure arm of UK private equity firm InfraRed Capital has brought a treaty claim against Colombia over a highway construction project.

26 January 2024

Samsung Heavy liable for defective ships

A London tribunal has ordered Samsung Heavy Industries to pay US$290 million over defects in two cargo ships it had built for a South Korean marine transport company.

26 January 2024

LCIA appoints referee for Shell crude oil pricing dispute

The LCIA has appointed a referee to resolve a dispute between Shell and a UK supplier of crude oil after the pricing structure in their contracts was affected by European sanctions against Russia.

26 January 2024

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