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LCIA reveals case figures and new appointments

The LCIA has revealed it took on fewer cases in 2021 compared with the covid-fuelled high of the year before – while announcing the latest appointments to the LCIA Court.

17 May 2022

Lord Mance addresses GAR Live London

In a keynote speech at GAR Live London, Lord Mance gave an overview of problems affecting international arbitration in London, including how to deal with arbitrator conflicts of interest and confidentiality following the UK Supreme Court decision in Halliburton v Chubb; and "the outside world... making itself felt" through state-imposed sanctions.

17 May 2022

India withdraws from airline payments system

India’s airports authority has withdrawn from an international system for collecting airline fees after its funds were frozen by telecoms investors seeking to enforce investment treaty awards.

16 May 2022

Nigeria passes new arbitration law and allows funding

Practitioners in Nigeria are celebrating after the country passed a new arbitration and mediation law including new provisions on arbitrator immunity, interim measures and third-party funding.

16 May 2022

Betto partners break away to launch Paris boutique

Alexandre Reynaud and Martin Pradel have left the partnership at Paris boutique Betto to launch their own shop in the French capital together with practitioner Aloïs Blin.

16 May 2022

Chinese miner brings ICC claim over Congo lithium project

One of China’s largest mining groups has launched an ICC claim over the purchase of a stake in a major lithium project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 May 2022

Charity ball raises over half a million for Save the Children

The International Arbitration Charity Ball returned to London last night for the first time in four years, raising a record-breaking £550,000 for Save the Children in an event that drew inspiration from the musical biopic The Greatest Showman.

13 May 2022

Mannheimer partner goes solo in Stockholm

German and Swedish-qualified lawyer Alexander Foerster has left the partnership at Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling after 30 years with the firm to practise as an independent arbitrator in Stockholm.

13 May 2022

Legal finance and success fees in arbitration

As Hong Kong’s legislature considers a bill to allow success fees in arbitration, Kathryn Sanger and Briana Young of Herbert Smith Freehills and Emily Tillett of Burford Capital consider how such fee structures may intersect with the legal finance industry.

13 May 2022

Join us for GAR Live Vienna

Readers are invited to join us this month for GAR Live Vienna, which will feature panels on whether there is such a thing as a “bad” arbitrator challenge and if confidentiality is on the decline in commercial arbitration, along with a keynote address by Catherine Amirfar.

13 May 2022

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