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Tercier joins Peter & Kim

Former president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Pierre Tercier has joined Peter & Kim – the firm’s second senior arrival this month following the hire of John Bang from Bae Kim & Lee.

12 January 2021

New president and trustees at CIArb

Ann Ryan Robertson of Locke Lord in Houston has taken over as president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, or CIArb, with six others joining as trustees.

12 January 2021

ICC caseload continues to rise

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has continued to see an increase in cases – receiving its second highest number of new arbitrations last year.

12 January 2021

Emissions trading - what role will arbitration play?

A webinar hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and chaired by Kathryn Khamsi of Three Crowns looked at the importance of emissions trading systems for meeting commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change and the eventual role arbitration may play. Nicola Peart of Three Crowns reports.

12 January 2021

UK appeal court rules on duties of experts

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that expert witness firm Secretariat breached a contractual duty to avoid conflicts of interest when it accepted appointments from different parties in related ICC construction cases – while refusing to hold that experts owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty to their client.

11 January 2021

Turkish investor withdraws claim against Libya

UPDATED. A Turkish national has withdrawn his US$69 million ICC claim against Libya over his investments in construction projects disrupted by the country’s civil war.

11 January 2021

Tanzania faces latest claim over mining reforms

Tanzania is now facing three ICSID cases over the state's alleged revocation of mining licences after a Canadian company became the latest to make good on an earlier threat to bring a claim.

11 January 2021

Lithuanian investor brings claim against Belarus

Lithuania’s Modus Group has lodged an ICSID claim against Belarus over a project to build a luxury hotel next to the country’s main airport.

11 January 2021

LCIA names new registrar and deputy

Eliana Tornese has been named as the new registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration, with Wing Shek taking over as deputy registrar.

11 January 2021

New Swiss law enters force

The new Swiss arbitration law has entered force, with an English translation now available.

11 January 2021

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