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Spain liable in another solar case

An ICSID tribunal has ruled Spain must compensate a group of German investors for reforms to its renewable energy subsidy regime, while other disputes over the same measures have seen failed reconsideration requests and an unsuccessful enforcement bid in Colombia.

16 September 2022

Style succeeds Sheppard at LCIA

After 22 years as a board member and 15 years as deputy chairman, Christopher Style of One Essex Court is to succeed Audley Sheppard of Clifford Chance as the next chair of the LCIA board.

16 September 2022

Four new names at 39 Essex

London set 39 Essex Chambers has welcomed four new members with an international arbitration focus, including former judges of the Indian Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

16 September 2022

The Broadway/Netflix approaches to international arbitration

In a speech at GAR Live Atlanta, leading counsel-turned-arbitrator Grant Hanessian compared arbitration cases to massive Broadway productions, arguing that participants should instead seek to emulate a Netflix mini-series in which storylines are resolved episodically.

16 September 2022

New ICSID claims against Qatar and Mexico

A French-Algerian consultant has taken Qatar to ICSID, while Mexico is facing a claim by a US investor in its capital city’s parking system.

15 September 2022

Mumbai centre hears billion-dollar M&A dispute

India’s Reliance Infrastructure is pursuing a US$1.7 billion claim at the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration over the sale of a power distribution business.

15 September 2022

UAE boutique hires ex-Ivanyan lawyer in Milan

New UAE-based boutique Ghaffari Partners has recruited a former member of Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners as counsel in Milan after launching a scholarship in London.

15 September 2022

Quebec court maintains freeze on Indian assets

A Quebec court has refused to lift a freeze on US$37 million in funds owed to India’s airports authority, ruling it has no jurisdiction to declare that recent legislation preventing such seizures has retroactive effect.

14 September 2022

New president and rules at AAA

US judge Bridget McCormack is to take over from India Johnson as president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association as it launches updated commercial arbitration rules.

14 September 2022

Another hire and promotion at Peter & Kim

Peter & Kim has hired the founding partner of Clifford Chance’s Seoul office, Hyun Kim, as senior counsel in Seoul, while promoting Flavio Peter to partner in Geneva.

14 September 2022

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