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Kennedys mourns death of practice co-chair

Katherine Proctor, who co-chaired the international arbitration group at Kennedys, has passed away aged 40 following a long illness.

01 September 2022

South Korea escapes bulk of Lone Star claim

UPDATED WITH AWARD:  Texas private equity group Lone Star’s US$4.7 billion ICSID case against South Korea has ended after a decade with the state being ordered to pay less than 5% of the amount claimed.

31 August 2022

Shell and Gazprom chased over LNG storage award

The operator of an LNG storage facility in Mexico has asked a US court for leave to subpoena affiliates of Shell and Gazprom in aid of efforts to enforce a now-public ICC award worth more than US$600 million.

31 August 2022

Ex-Norton Rose counsel launches Paris boutique

Janice Feigher has left Norton Rose Fulbright after seven years to launch her own Paris boutique.

31 August 2022

Indian court annuls billion-dollar award for “fraud”

The Delhi High Court has set aside a US$1.3 billion ICC award against an Indian state-owned entity after finding it suffered from “patent illegalities and fraud” – as a related treaty claim continues.

30 August 2022

French judge probes Congo corruption claim

Leading French arbitrator Yves Derains has told GAR he welcomes the news that French authorities have opened a judicial investigation after the Republic of the Congo accused him of corruption in connection with a billion-euro ICC award.

30 August 2022

Shook Hardy practice head goes solo

Carlos Concepción has left his role as chair of the global arbitration practice at Shook Hardy & Bacon to practise independently as arbitrator and counsel in Miami.

30 August 2022

How Italy’s ban on offshore drilling fell foul of the Energy Charter Treaty

EXCLUSIVE: GAR unpacks how Italy’s decision to ban offshore drilling near its coastline led to the state being ordered to pay more than €190 million plus interest to a UK company for breaching the Energy Charter Treaty.

26 August 2022

Perenco takes Ecuador award to UK and Singapore

Bahamian oil company Perenco says it has registered its US$412 million ICSID award against Ecuador in the courts of Singapore and the UK, as the Latin American state challenges an unrelated award in favour of a Singaporean oil company.

26 August 2022

Private rights in space: a legal black hole?

An event at King & Spalding’s office in Washington, DC, brought together industry experts to discuss private rights in space, space diplomacy and the proper approach for resolving space-related disputes. Ignacio Rosales, LLM candidate at American University, reports.

26 August 2022

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