Region: Europe

Ashurst promotes in Frankfurt

Ashurst has promoted Pauline Walde – who joined the firm last year from McDermott Will & Emery – to counsel in Frankfurt.

08 November 2023

Online dispute resolution platform launches in London

CMS UK disputes head Guy Pendell and Iain Quirk KC of Essex Court Chambers have launched a new online dispute resolution service, which promises a binding award within two months and to resolve arbitration challenges within three days.

08 November 2023

Final award in Bosnian power plant dispute

Slovenia’s state electricity producer says it has won €58 million in interest in a final award against the owner of a coal-fired power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina – clearing the way for a related ICSID case to resume.

07 November 2023

UK parliament to vote on new arbitration law

King Charles III has announced that the UK government will be introducing new arbitration legislation to implement the reforms suggested earlier this year by the Law Commission of England and Wales.

07 November 2023

Spain found liable to wind power investor

An ICSID tribunal has held Spain liable for breaching a Luxembourgish wind power investor’s legitimate expectations that the state’s renewable energy subsidy regime would remain unmodified.

03 November 2023

RWE to withdraw ECT claim against Netherlands

German energy company RWE is withdrawing its Energy Charter Treaty claim against the Netherlands over coal phase-out legislation – months after a German court ruled it was inadmissible.

03 November 2023

Ukrainian energy company reports win against Russia

Ukraine’s largest private energy company says it has won US$267 million in an investment treaty claim against Russia over assets seized following its occupation of Crimea.

02 November 2023

Steelmaker wins Singapore asset freeze after LCIA award

Luxembourg-based steelmaker ArcelorMittal has obtained a Singapore freezing order worth over €150 million against British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group as part of efforts to enforce an LCIA award.

02 November 2023

Mayer Brown hires from A&O

Sarah Garvey, who has advised Lesotho in a dispute over a stalled solar project, has left Allen & Overy to join the partnership of Mayer Brown in London.

02 November 2023

Jailed oligarch fails to freeze assets of Russian “conspirators”

A jailed oligarch who claims he is the victim of a Russian state-led conspiracy to seize nearly US$14 billion worth of his assets has failed to obtain UK injunctions against various parties involved in the alleged scheme – as details emerge of two related LCIA arbitrations.

01 November 2023

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