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New president at Swiss institution

The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, or SCAI, has named Lenz & Staehelin partner Xavier Favre-Bulle as its new president among several other appointments, while revealing its latest case figures and updates to its appointing authority rules.

14 January 2021

Norton Rose Fulbright promotes four

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted arbitration practitioners to the partnership in London, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong.

14 January 2021

Satellite investors seek to enforce treaty award against India

Mauritian investors have applied to a US court to enforce a US$111 million investment treaty award against India over a cancelled satellite telecoms deal – months after the enforcement of a billion-dollar ICC award related to the same project.

13 January 2021

Asset hunter secures payout from Pakistan

Pakistan has paid US$28.7 million to satisfy an award won by an Isle of Man entity that it hired nearly two decades ago to trace assets belonging to the country’s disgraced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

13 January 2021

Gearing up for the Bar

After 24 years, Matthew Gearing QC is leaving Allen & Overy to become a barrister.

13 January 2021

Ivorian centre suspends cases after staff departures

Ivory Coast’s main domestic arbitral institution – the Cour d'Arbitrage de Côte d'Ivoire, or CACI – has suspended all its cases following the departure of its secretary general and the firing of its case administration team, GAR has learned.

13 January 2021

Canadian arbitrator calls time on counsel work

Canadian sole practitioner Todd Weiler has stopped taking instructions as counsel to practise solely as an arbitrator, citing the increasing anxiety over “double hatting” in the arbitration community.

13 January 2021

Swiss firms promote in Zurich

Two Swiss firms have announced promotions in their Zurich offices, with Lukas Rusch and Christine Moehler becoming partner and counsel respectively at Pestalozzi and Katherine Bell named counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer.

13 January 2021

Chile defeats ICSID claim over bus network

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a US$354 million claim against Chile brought by Colombian investors in a concession for a public bus system in Santiago, finding that the impact of fare evasion and vandalism did not amount to indirect expropriation by the state.

12 January 2021

Former Linklaters practice head launches boutique

The former co-head of arbitration at Linklaters, Pierre Duprey, has teamed up with two other Parisian practitioners to launch a new disputes boutique.

12 January 2021

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