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Russia wins appeal over Dutch representation

A Dutch court has ruled that the dean of the Hague Bar was wrong to refuse to appoint replacement legal representation for Russia in various set-aside proceedings after the state’s original counsel resigned following the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

21 September 2022

ICCA urged to contribute to “greater public good”

Former UN high commissioner for human rights Louise Arbour used a keynote address at the ICCA Congress in Edinburgh to call for arbitration to play a role in strengthening national justice systems in poor countries, suggesting this might be funded through a tax on arbitral awards.

21 September 2022

B Cremades promotes from Sulu team

US-Irish national Patrick Byrne, who was part of the team that recently helped heirs to the Sultan of Sulu win a US$15 billion award against Malaysia, has been promoted to partner at B Cremades y Asociados in Madrid.

21 September 2022

Rosneft threatens Germany over refinery seizures

Rosneft has threatened to bring a claim against Germany after the state seized control of oil refinery assets worth €4.6 billion to shore up energy supplies.

20 September 2022

Hydro investor brings ICSID claim against Panama

An Israeli-born businessman has filed a US$150 million ICSID claim against Panama over the alleged expropriation of his investment in three hydroelectric projects.

20 September 2022

Kyrgyzstan faces ICSID claim over uranium ban

A US company has brought a treaty claim against Kyrgyzstan over its ban on uranium mining, the first to be filed under the ICSID Convention since the central Asian state became a party to the instrument earlier this year.

20 September 2022

Dutch courts diverge over review of jurisdiction decisions

The Dutch courts have reached opposite conclusions when reviewing jurisdictional findings in two investment treaty cases brought by dual nationals. Jeroen van Hezewijk and Eleonora Di Pangrazio of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer argue this asymmetry is untenable and may even be in breach of the Netherlands’ international obligations.

20 September 2022

ICCA gathers in Edinburgh amid Queen’s funeral

The 25th Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration has got underway in Edinburgh against the backdrop of the UK state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

19 September 2022

Scottish centre ready to handle cases

A decade after it was launched, the Scottish Arbitration Centre has declared it is ready to administer cases under inaugural arbitration rules that include “ground-breaking” commitments to diversity and the environment, while announcing new leadership at the institution.

19 September 2022

Madrid to host ICCA in 2026

Madrid is to host the 27th ICCA Congress in 2026, beating rival bids from Dubai, Kigali and Vancouver.

19 September 2022

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