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Mining magnate complains of “chilling effect” on ICSID claim

A mining magnate that saw his US$21 billion arbitral claim against Western Australia halted by emergency state legislation has brought a fresh challenge against the “draconian” measures, arguing they also effectively prevent him from bringing an investment treaty claim.

05 September 2022

Signature hires from GBS Disputes

Tsegaye Laurendeau has joined the partnership at Signature Litigation in London after a year at Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes.

05 September 2022

Join us for GAR Live Energy Disputes

Tickets are still available for GAR Live Energy Disputes later this month, which will cover the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, international sanctions, price fluctuations and alternative energy sources.

05 September 2022

Poland moves to exit ECT

The Polish government has prepared draft legislation to withdraw the country from the Energy Charter Treaty, citing the need to comply with EU law and a lack of progress in efforts to modernise the treaty.

02 September 2022

Inaugural president of unified Madrid centre resigns

José Antonio Caínzos has resigned as the inaugural president of the Madrid International Arbitration Centre, citing “irresolvable” differences with its three founding arbitration courts over how the institution is run.

02 September 2022

McDermott hires from King & Spalding

Amy Frey has left King & Spalding after 16 years to join McDermott Will & Emery and build the firm a new arbitration team in Paris.

02 September 2022

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler promotes counsel duo

Geneva boutique Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler has promoted Magnus Jesko Langer and David Khachvani to counsel.

02 September 2022

Chinese tech company wins partial annulment in software dispute

UPDATED WITH LINK TO AWARD: A subsidiary of the creator of Chinese social media website Weibo has persuaded a Dutch court to partially annul a US$116 million award concerning alleged misuse of location-based services software, a dispute that has spawned enforcement proceedings in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands.

01 September 2022

Ashcroft issues fresh threat against Belize

The former deputy chair of the UK’s Conservative Party Lord Ashcroft has once again threatened to bring a treaty claim against Belize, this time over his company’s investment in a proposed port terminal.

01 September 2022

Sidley lawyer goes solo in Geneva

Dorothee Schramm has left the partnership at Sidley Austin to launch an independent arbitrator practice in Geneva and Zurich.

01 September 2022

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