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Essex Court Chambers has lost another leading arbitration silk in London in the wake of China's sanctions on the set, as Vernon Flynn QC moves to Brick Court Chambers at a time when the set is boosting its links in Hong Kong thanks to another new member.
19 April 2021
A Chinese financial services group has had an US$87 million HKIAC award confirmed in Missouri and is now eyeing enforcement in California against its US partner in a failed joint venture to resell used aircraft.
09 April 2021
A Swiss investor has threatened China with a treaty claim after his company was stripped of the rights to run an annual international jazz festival on the island of Hainan.
01 March 2021
A Chinese-owned entity has reportedly threatened a Pakistani state entity with arbitration over a US$2.2 billion electricity transmission project that is part of China’s Belt and Road initiative.
17 February 2021
A Beijing-based construction company has brought one of the first known claims by a mainland Chinese investor against an African country, seeking US$55 million from Ghana after its contract to develop an intelligent traffic management system for Accra was cancelled and it was replaced by other Chinese contractors.
11 February 2021
A Swiss court has overturned a CAS award that handed a Chinese swimmer an eight-year doping ban – finding that the tribunal chair, former Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini, had shown bias in tweets criticising Chinese dog meat eating practices and referencing skin colour.
15 January 2021
Mohamed Abdel Wahab has been appointed chair of the international expert advisory committee of the Permanent Forum on China Construction Law, during its latest congress in Beijing.
11 December 2020
Twenty years after it was first signed, the Hong Kong government and Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China have updated their arrangement on mutual enforcement of awards, paving the way for all mainland China-seated awards to be enforceable in Hong Kong irrespective of the administering authority.
01 December 2020
A British Virgin Islands company has asked a US court to enforce a US$21 million CIETAC award against a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy company Sinopec – weeks after it was annulled by a court in Beijing.
14 July 2020
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