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Albania faces claim over gas turbine power plant

Albania is facing an Energy Charter Treaty claim by an Austrian engineering company over a failed power plant project – as the state sees a Belgian court issue attachments in relation to an ICSID award won by a group of Italian investors.

05 May 2022

New LatAm boutique launches in three countries

Stephan Adell has left the partnership at Squire Patton Boggs to team up with former Dechert special legal consultant Juan Felipe Merizalde and launch a Latin American disputes boutique with offices in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Panama.

05 May 2022

Clifford Chance promotes in Europe and US

Clifford Chance has promoted Adelina Prokop in Warsaw and José García Cueto in Washington, DC to partner, along with a trio of counsel in Paris and Madrid.

05 May 2022

Romania hit with another renewables claim

Romania is facing yet another Energy Charter Treaty claim at ICSID in the wake of cuts to its renewable energy incentives scheme.

04 May 2022

Aelex practice head goes solo

Funke Adekoya SAN has left her role as head of arbitration at Aelex to focus on her arbitrator work and helping reform Nigeria’s justice sector.

04 May 2022

The King’s Speech: cases to watch out for in construction arbitration

In a keynote speech at GAR Live Construction in Paris, US independent arbitrator Brian King discussed seven significant cases that he said have had an impact on construction disputes or are likely to do so.

04 May 2022

Join us for GAR Live London

Readers are invited to join us next week for GAR Live London, which will feature a keynote from Lord Mance on the effect of sanctions on international arbitration and discussions on disclosure and confidentiality.

04 May 2022

DRC reaches billion-dollar settlement with Gertler companies

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reportedly reached a settlement worth US$2 billion with sanctioned Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and two of his companies that will see the state withdraw an ICC claim over two oil blocks.

03 May 2022

Petrobras bribery claims barred by settlement

A US court has ruled that Brazil’s Petrobras is barred from pursuing bribery claims in an ICDR arbitration over the purchase of a US oil refinery under the terms of a decade-old US$820 million settlement.

03 May 2022

Reed Smith hires Miami team from Akerman

Reed Smith has hired a three-person team from Akerman in Miami including Francisco Rodriguez, who joins as vice-chair of the international arbitration practice in the US, and fellow partner Sandra Millor.

03 May 2022

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