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Stewarts hires partner from Clyde & Co

Alejandro Garcia, who is advising on an ICSID claim against Mexico, has left the partnership at Clyde & Co to join specialist litigation firm Stewarts Law in London.

10 May 2022

Firtash claim against Ukraine comes to light

A company owned by Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash launched an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Ukraine earlier this year over the refusal of its courts to enforce a US$260 million award against a state entity of “strategic importance”, GAR has learned.

09 May 2022

“All you need is a laptop” – arbitrating during wartime

As London International Disputes Week kicked off today, a panel considered the impact of the war in Ukraine on international arbitration – including how to manage apparent bias, logistical issues and whether London can remain a hub for disputes in the region.

09 May 2022

Ex-Oxy employees fail to win share of billion-dollar award

A US appeals court has refused to order Occidental Petroleum to pay a group of its former employees a share of a billion-dollar ICSID award it won against Ecuador over a terminated oil block contract.

09 May 2022

Volterra Fietta promotes fourth partner

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has promoted Gunjan Sharma to partner in London.

09 May 2022

Shell and Gazprom lose claim over Mexican LNG facility

Sempra Energy says that an ICC tribunal has rejected a bid by Shell and Gazprom to terminate agreements for the use of an LNG storage facility on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

06 May 2022

Tort law holds answers to treaty arbitration problems, argues Douglas

In the first 3VB and Queen Mary lecture, Australian arbitrator Zachary Douglas QC argued that investment treaty arbitration is more akin to a tort claim against a public authority than to public or administrative law – to which it is often compared – and that recognising this provides solutions to some of the controversies preoccupying the field.

06 May 2022

Mayer Brown hires from Kim & Chang

Mayer Brown has hired Kay-Jannes Wegner, who leaves the partnership at Kim & Chang after 11 years at the firm to relocate from Seoul to Singapore.

06 May 2022

Diverse new committee for BVI centre

After publishing new rules last year, the British Virgin Islands' International Arbitration Centre has announced a new 22-member arbitration committee presided over by Caribbean arbitrator and mediator Shan Greer and with members from different regions of the globe.

06 May 2022

GE pays out after losing corruption challenge in legacy case

A General Electric subsidiary has paid an ICC award over a Lithuanian power plant project after Sweden's Supreme Court refused to hear its final appeal that the contract was tainted by corruption – a case practitioners say shows the Swedish courts are taking a “UK approach” to such allegations.

05 May 2022

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