Qatari bank brings claim against South Sudan

South Sudan is facing an ICSID claim from a commercial bank part-owned by Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund that reportedly lent hundreds of millions of dollars to the country during its civil war.

12 October 2020

White & Case promotes three

White & Case has promoted three members of its international arbitration team to the partnership, including two associates who last year helped win a US$650 million ICC award in a dispute over an Angolan mobile operator.

12 October 2020

Israeli investor fails in claim against Guatemala

A divided UNCITRAL tribunal has dismissed an Israeli energy company’s US$117 million claim against Guatemala, ruling that the state is not liable for pursuing a criminal investigation into the tax affairs of electricity distributors owned by the investor.

12 October 2020

Amazon files SIAC claim to halt Indian retail deal

Amazon has launched a SIAC claim against an Indian conglomerate to block the US$3.4 billion sale of its retail business to Reliance Industries.

12 October 2020

Silva Romero to steer ICC institute

Dechert partner Eduardo Silva Romero has been appointed as the new chair of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the fourth in its 40-year history.

12 October 2020

UK Supreme Court rules on law governing arbitration agreements

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal brought by the Russian arm of the insurance company Chubb, holding that where there is no law chosen to govern the contract or the arbitration agreement, the law governing the latter would be the law of the seat – in this case, English law.

09 October 2020

Korean videogame dispute heads to next level

A South Korean videogame developer has said it will apply to overturn an ICC award holding it liable in a dispute over an online role-playing game, as it fights a US$2 billion damages claim.

09 October 2020

GAR Live Singapore Lookback: an interview with Lucy Reed

At last year’s GAR Live Singapore, Chiann Bao of Arbitration Chambers interviewed prominent US arbitrator Lucy Reed about her career path from advocate to academic, how to maintain work-life balance and her sober advice for those seeking to enter the field.

09 October 2020

Spain seeks to annul renewables award

Spain is seeking to annul an Energy Charter Treaty award won by European hydropower investors, in one of the many cases relating to the state’s renewable energy reform.

09 October 2020

Former Curtis duo to join Squire Patton Boggs in Paris

Sabrina Aïnouz and Jérôme Lehucher, who spent a decade working together at Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, have joined the partnership at Squire Patton Boggs in Paris.

08 October 2020

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