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Boog predicts more diverse future

In a keynote speech for GAR Live Beijing, Christopher Boog predicted increased "diversity" in the handling of international commercial, sports and investor-state disputes in future, with more variation in the seat, forum, governing law and participating lawyers and greater influence of civil law and Asian jurisdictions on policymaking, practice and procedure.

14 September 2022

Wind investor pursues second claim against Canada

A US investor that won a NAFTA award against Canada six years ago over a freeze on offshore wind energy projects is pursuing a second treaty claim worth up to US$333 million, alleging its investment has now been completely destroyed.

13 September 2022

Pitkowitz takes the helm at VIAC

Nikolaus Pitkowitz of Austrian boutique Pitkowitz & Partners has taken over as president of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre from Günther Horvath, who steps down after three-and-a-half years in the role.

13 September 2022

Squire Patton Boggs hires from WilmerHale in London

British-Serbian national Marija Šćekić has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a director in London after a decade at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

13 September 2022

New leaders for Paris Arbitration Week

Paris Arbitration Week has named Fieldfisher partner Marily Paralika and Teynier Pic’s Raphaël Kaminsky as its new co-presidents, while also refreshing its board.

13 September 2022

Naftogaz brings ICC claim against Gazprom

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz says it has launched an ICC claim against Gazprom over its failure to pay for gas transportation following the Russian invasion of the country.

12 September 2022

Hanefeld survives challenge over ties to expert

A Spanish electricity company has failed to disqualify German arbitrator Inka Hanefeld from chairing an ICSID claim against Argentina over her failure to disclose having sat on another panel with the state’s expert.

12 September 2022

Baker McKenzie splits with UAE partner over anti-gay tweets

Baker McKenzie is cutting ties with leading Emirati arbitration practitioner Habib Al Mulla after he published tweets calling homosexuality “evil” and comparing it to paedophilia.

12 September 2022

How a Nigerian steel saga settled after 14 years

More details have emerged about a multibillion-dollar ICC dispute that is said to have paralysed Nigeria’s steel industry for 14 years before the parties agreed to settle for a significantly reduced sum.

09 September 2022

French investor fails to revive award against Libya

The French Court of Cassation has upheld a decision to annul an ICC investment treaty award against Libya based on corruption allegations that were never raised in the arbitration.

09 September 2022

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