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LatAm group to monitor pandemic impact

The Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) has established an observatory to monitor the impact of covid-19 on dispute resolution in the region.

19 October 2020

US judge won’t stand down in Chevron award battle

A group of Saudi and Egyptian claimants have failed to disqualify a US judge hearing their bid to enforce a US$18 billion award against Chevron over his alleged connections to the oil company and its counsel.

16 October 2020

Singapore judge bars India from sharing documents in BIT cases

A Singapore judge has refused to allow India to cross-disclose documents between two related BIT cases arising from multibillion-dollar tax demands – affirming that the general obligation of confidentiality in arbitration under Singapore's common law extends to investment treaty cases.

16 October 2020

Egyptian investor can’t join ICSID claim against Kuwait

An ICSID tribunal has refused to allow an Egyptian businesswoman to be joined as co-claimant in an investment treaty case against Kuwait over a failed project to build a heritage site in the country’s capital.

16 October 2020

Interim relief granted in Mexican broadcaster dispute

A Spanish media group has secured emergency relief in an ICC dispute over a Mexican radio broadcaster that it accuses its partner of trying to usurp.

16 October 2020

Gaillard on seven dirty tricks to disrupt an arbitration

In a virtual lecture, Emmanuel Gaillard of Shearman & Sterling described “seven dirty tricks” that parties use to disrupt arbitral proceedings and how arbitrators and courts should respond to prevent recalcitrant behaviour infecting the entire system.

15 October 2020

SIAC arbitrator rules against Indian stock exchange

A sole arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre has ruled that an Indian stock exchange’s bid to end a partnership with a US provider of financial indices was invalid.

15 October 2020

ICCA Congress postponed again due to coronavirus

The biennial ICCA Congress, which was due to take place in Edinburgh in February, has once again been postponed due to the coronavirus as the UK experiences a second wave of cases.

15 October 2020

Accountant rejects earnout claim after sale of brickmaking assets

A German building materials company has lost its claim for a US$100 million earnout payment arising from its US$1.4 billion sale of assets to a US buyer.

15 October 2020

Will more renewables investors renounce claims against Spain?

Lawyers from Simmons & Simmons argue that the recent decision by UAE solar investor Masdar to renounce its award against Spain reflects the balancing act and challenges investors face when enforcing awards against states.

15 October 2020

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