Region: Europe

Dutch lawyer joins new boutique

Former Eversheds lawyer Stan Putter has exchanged one Dutch boutique for another, moving from Conway & Partners to Smallegange Lawyers to add an international arbitration practice to the firm’s offering.

05 February 2021

Ukraine defeats US$6 billion ECT claim

An SCC tribunal has reportedly dismissed a US$6 billion Energy Charter Treaty claim against Ukraine brought by entities associated with controversial oligarch Igor Kolomoisky.

04 February 2021

Funder chases client after Albanian bailiff seizes ICC award

The Australian disputes funder behind a Cayman oil company’s ICC claim against Albania has applied to wind up the claimant after the proceeds of the arbitration award were sequestered by a bailiff in Tirana.

04 February 2021

Ukrainian firm’s co-founder returns as practice head

Kostiantyn Likarchuk has left his role as head of disputes at European firm Kinstellar to rejoin Avellum, the Kiev firm he co-founded, as a senior partner and head of international arbitration.

04 February 2021

Bulgarian gas supply dispute settles

Russia’s Gazprom and Bulgarian gas venture Overgas have settled a dispute over a stalled supply contract that gave rise to a US$105 million ICC award and a lawsuit in London’s Commercial Court.

03 February 2021

Netherlands faces first ICSID claim over coal plant ban

The Netherlands will face its first-ever ICSID claim, brought by Germany’s RWE over the phase-out of coal power plants as part of climate change legislation.

03 February 2021

New leaders for ASA following annual conference

The Swiss Arbitration Association has appointed new leaders and put a focus on arbitration and insolvency at its annual conference.

03 February 2021

Miner threatens Spain over uranium ban

An Australian company developing a controversial €450 million uranium project has threatened to bring an arbitration against Spain over a proposed law banning mining of the material.

01 February 2021

Azerbaijani state entity wins more damages in billion-dollar dispute

Azerbaijan’s national oil company has won a second damages award against a Turkish shipping group and its imprisoned founder – while a third award is expected imminently in the billion-dollar dispute that has spawned a trio of arbitrations.

28 January 2021

Dos Santos telecoms award upheld in Paris

A Paris court has upheld a US$646 million award against a company owned by embattled Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos – ruling that the ICC was right to appoint the five-member tribunal that heard the case and dismissing allegations of bias against two arbitrators.

27 January 2021

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