Stephenson Harwood promotes in London

Stephenson Harwood has promoted English and Nigerian qualified lawyer Jide Adesokan to partner in its international arbitration group in London.

27 April 2022

Alstom brings ICC claim over €4.4 billion M&A

French rail transport group Alstom has launched an ICC claim against Canadian jet manufacturer Bombardier over a €4.4 billion acquisition that closed last year.

26 April 2022

Bienvenu to leave Norton Rose to focus on arbitrator work

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Montreal-based co-head of international arbitration Pierre Bienvenu is leaving the firm after more than 35 years to focus on his arbitrator practice, and has joined the roster at Arbitration Place.

26 April 2022

Dispute over Mexican broadcaster settles at ICC

Spanish and Mexican media companies have agreed to settle a shareholder dispute over control of a Mexican radio broadcaster that gave rise to ICC arbitration as well as conciliation and emergency arbitrator proceedings.

26 April 2022

Anti-enforcement injunction denied in fight over ship explosion

A UK court has refused to enjoin a German shipowner from enforcing a US$200 million arbitration award relating to a lethal explosion on a container vessel a decade ago while the ship’s charterer pursues litigation to limit its liability for the accident.

25 April 2022

Sinopec defeats US enforcement bid

A US court has refused to enforce a US$21 million CIETAC award against a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned oil and gas company Sinopec.

25 April 2022

East Africa – the future of infrastructure and energy disputes

A webinar hosted by Three Crowns and the Africa Energy Arbitrators' Forum of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre looked at the future of East African energy and infrastructure disputes. Jacob Omorodion and Thomas Dauvillier of Three Crowns in Washington, DC, and Paris report.

25 April 2022

Iraq fails to revive claim over Saddam-era helicopter deal

A French court has rejected Iraq’s bid to revive a €62 million ICC claim over a contract for the supply of combat helicopters that was disrupted by an arms embargo against the former regime of Saddam Hussein.

22 April 2022

Three decades after signing, Kyrgyzstan finally joins ICSID

Kyrgyzstan is finally to become a party to the ICSID Convention, which it signed 27 years ago, in 1995, but never acceded to after a ratification instrument signed by the then-president mysteriously disappeared on the way to the Kyrgyz embassy in Washington, DC.

22 April 2022

CMS Poland disputes head to launch boutique

Małgorzata Surdek-Janicka is leaving her role as head of CMS’s dispute resolution practice in Poland to launch a new boutique focused on international arbitration.

22 April 2022

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