Region: International

Mishcon hires from Eversheds

Greg Falkof has left Eversheds Sutherland after 13 years to join Mishcon de Reya’s international arbitration practice in London.

21 November 2022

Dutch court enforces Iraqi sea wall award

The Hague Court of Appeal has enforced a US$105 million ICC award against an Iraqi state entity over the construction of the longest sea wall in the world, after rejecting its state immunity defence.

21 November 2022

Gibson Dunn promotes three to partner

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has promoted Charline Yim in New York, Nooree Moola in Dubai and Piers Plumptre in London to the partnership.

16 November 2022

UN backs call for war claims mechanism against Russia

The United Nations General Assembly has recognised the need for an international mechanism to seek reparations from Russia for its war in Ukraine, while recommending the creation of a register of damage to substantiate future claims.

15 November 2022

Dos Santos loses final appeal over telecoms award

A company owned by Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos has lost a final appeal in the French courts relating to a US$646 million award, failing on arguments that the ICC was wrong to appoint all five members of the tribunal itself or that an arbitrator failed to disclose potential conflicts.

15 November 2022

Saudi centre launches in Dubai

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has launched "SCCA Dubai", its first office outside Saudi Arabia.

13 November 2022

CIArb elects new presidents

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has elected Jonathan Wood of RPC in London and Mohamed Abdel Wahab of Zulficar & Partners in Cairo as its presidents for 2024 and 2025 respectively, also adding new trustees.

11 November 2022

Lebanese partner joins Teynier Pic

Lebanese practitioner Danny Rifaat has joined the partnership at Teynier Pic in Paris, months after his Beirut firm formed a strategic alliance with the French boutique.

10 November 2022

Freshfields Lecture: The Road Not Taken

Inspired by Robert Frost's famous poem on the divergence of paths in a yellow wood, Andrea Bjorklund considered the roads not taken in investor-state dispute resolution in the first live Freshfields Lecture since the pandemic, held in impressive new surroundings.

08 November 2022

Shanghai pharma company wins put-option dispute

A Shanghai-based pharmaceutical company has sought to enforce an ICDR award worth over US$40 million against the founder of a New Jersey-based medical practices network who has been implicated in a bank fraud conspiracy.

07 November 2022

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