Region: Europe

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Qatari sports broadcaster

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on Qatari state-backed broadcaster beIN Sport, paving the way for the potential settlement of a billion-dollar investment treaty dispute and a UK arbitration over the purchase of an English football club.

07 October 2021

PDVSA emergency award rebuffed in the Netherlands

A Dutch appeal court has refused to recognise an ICDR emergency award blocking Curaçao’s state-run refining company from targeting assets owned by Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA.

07 October 2021

Milan award survives challenge to ex-colleagues

An Italian court has refused to set aside two ICC awards against a Tecnimont subsidiary because of the failure of two arbitrators to disclose that they formerly worked at the same Swiss law firm – a challenge previously rejected by the ICC Court.

04 October 2021

Brown Rudnick sues construction client after ICDR win

US firm Brown Rudnick has sued to recover fees from an Austrian construction client after successfully defending it in a US$100 million ICDR arbitration.

01 October 2021

French court rejects Libya’s corruption challenge

The Paris Court of Appeal has upheld a jurisdictional award in a treaty case against Libya, siding with an ICC tribunal that the state’s corruption allegations were a matter for the merits.

29 September 2021

Glencore’s award against Colombia upheld

An ICSID committee has upheld a US$19 million award in favour of Swiss mining group Glencore against Colombia, finding the tribunal was right to refuse to consider documents relating to allegations of corruption.

27 September 2021

Zimbabwe creditors race to enforce overlapping ICSID awards

Two sets of ICSID creditors have applied to a US court to enforce overlapping ICSID awards against Zimbabwe over land expropriations as they sue each other in London.

27 September 2021

After Brexit: the new landscape for English arbitration

While Brexit’s effect on the popularity of England-seated arbitration is still unclear, it poses significant practical difficulties for practitioners seeking to travel to participate in arbitrations in the EU. Stuart Dutson, Jonathan Schuman, William Dunning and Eliza Jones of Simmons & Simmons in London report.

24 September 2021

Unconscious bias and party appointments

A panel at Paris Arbitration Week including US arbitrator Charles Brower debated whether the party appointment process inevitably produces tribunals that are affected by unconscious bias – and what can be done about it.

24 September 2021

London boutique recruits from Linklaters

Mikhail Vishnyakov has joined London disputes boutique Cooke Young & Keidan as counsel after seven years at Linklaters.

24 September 2021

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