Region: International

BVI court finds ICC awards go against Thai public policy

A court in the British Virgin Islands has refused to enforce compound interest awarded in an ICC dispute between two Thai businessmen after finding that it conflicts with Thai public policy.

20 March 2023

ICCA panel to draft disputes annex for Paris Agreement

Catherine Amirfar and Annette Magnusson are to chair a high-level ICCA panel that will develop and promote a draft annex on conciliation of disputes for the Paris Agreement and its parent treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

24 February 2023

A new damages model for an uncertain world

In a keynote speech at GAR Live Damages, independent arbitrator Mark Kantor proposed a “creative valuation tool” to address increasingly disruptive uncertainties when assessing damages.

14 February 2023

Declaration marks 100 years of the ICC Court

To mark its centenary this year, the ICC International Court of Arbitration has issued a declaration setting out its unwavering commitment to access to justice and the rule of law and its vision for leading dispute resolution for the next century.

01 February 2023

Arbitration Chambers welcomes big names

Arbitration Chambers has welcomed four eminent arbitrators to its ranks from different parts of the world: David W Rivkin, Karyl Nairn KC, Eduardo Zuleta and Utku Coşar.

30 January 2023

Paris court again annuls Komstroy award

The Paris Court of Appeal has for the second time annulled a US$49 million Energy Charter Treaty award in favour of Ukrainian energy company Komstroy against Moldova – upholding the European Court of Justice’s findings that an acquisition of debt did not constitute an investment.

12 January 2023

McLachlan describes "hidden world"

Much of arbitration law sheds little light on "the hidden world of arbitration" – the actual conduct of proceedings from request to award – Campbell McLachlan has argued in a lecture in Washington, DC.

12 January 2023

Singapore Court of Appeal rules on arbitrability

The Singapore Court of Appeal has ruled that the arbitrability of a dispute at the pre-award stage will be determined by the governing law of the arbitration agreement – even where it is the law of a foreign jurisdiction.

09 January 2023

Sidley promotes in Asia and US

Sidley Austin has promoted Jennifer Lim to the partnership in Singapore – becoming the firm’s first arbitration lawyer to be promoted to partner in the city-state – while investment disputes specialist Courtney Hikawa has been made a counsel in Washington, DC.

09 January 2023

GBS Disputes promotes in Paris

Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes has elected Thomas Parigot, who recently represented Dassault Aviation in an insurance subrogation dispute that led to the setting aside of an award on jurisdiction by the Commercial Court in London, to the partnership.

09 January 2023

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