Region: Europe

LCIA names new registrar and deputy

Eliana Tornese has been named as the new registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration, with Wing Shek taking over as deputy registrar.

11 January 2021

New Swiss law enters force

The new Swiss arbitration law has entered force, with an English translation now available.

11 January 2021

Albania creditors freeze aviation funds

Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti and several other investors have seized funds held by a Brussels-based international aviation body to satisfy a €110 million ICSID award against Albania.

08 January 2021

Dutch court sets aside Kazakh attachment ruling

The Dutch Supreme Court has set aside a decision upholding a US$5.2 billion attachment against Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund over an Energy Charter Treaty award – while several US hedge funds with an interest in the award face renewed fraud allegations.

08 January 2021

Kosovan minister’s company may proceed with ICSID claim

An ICSID tribunal has ruled that the participation of a Kosovan minister in a claim against his own government was “possibly unprecedented” but not procedurally unfair, finding he was entitled to the same protections as any other businessman legitimately operating through a foreign company.

08 January 2021

Alpiq pays to settle M&A dispute

Swiss energy company Alpiq has settled a €300 million dispute over the sale of its engineering services business that had been playing out in arbitration in Zurich.

07 January 2021

Huawei threatens Sweden over 5G ban

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has threatened Sweden with a treaty claim over its exclusion from the rollout of 5G network technology in the country, amid concerns its equipment will be used for spying.

07 January 2021

Clyde & Co’s senior partner steps down

Peter Hirst is stepping down as Clyde & Co’s senior partner and co-chair of its global arbitration group to pursue opportunities outside of the law.

07 January 2021

Pharma company challenges cancer treatment award

A Taiwanese pharmaceuticals company has challenged an award issued in a €2 billion ICC dispute over a blood cancer drug, arguing it was not allowed to defend itself against a claim raised later in the proceedings.

06 January 2021

Ukrainian state entity prepares Crimea claim

Ukraine’s national nuclear energy company has instructed counsel as it prepares to file a US$100 million treaty claim against Russia over the expropriation of a wind farm in Crimea.

06 January 2021

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