Region: International

IBA committee names new officers

The International Bar Association’s arbitration committee has announced its slate of officers for 2023, with Brazil’s Valería Galíndez stepping up to senior co-chair and Xavier Favre-Bulle of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva becoming junior co-chair.

04 November 2022

Chinese state entities take Maltese awards to California

Subsidiaries of two Chinese state-owned entities have applied to a California court to enforce awards issued in a pair of cases at the Malta Arbitration Centre relating to the €71 million sale of solar power assets.

03 November 2022

ICC commission appoints new vice-chairs

The ICC commission on arbitration and ADR has appointed eight new vice-chairs to its steering committee as its renewed membership met in Miami last week.

03 November 2022

Gibson Dunn hires Asia head and human rights judge

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has recruited partner Paul Tan in Singapore to lead its international arbitration practice in Asia – while the London office welcomes of counsel Robert Spano, who has just stepped down as president of the European Court of Human Rights.

02 November 2022

Marigo succeeds Blackaby as Freshfields practice co-head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named partner Noiana Marigo in New York as the new global co-head of its international arbitration group, as Nigel Blackaby steps down after eight years in the role.

31 October 2022

Venezuela faces claim after insurance currency row

Four Dutch companies have brought an ICSID claim against Venezuela for allegedly expropriating their subsidiary’s insurance business after it refused to make a payout to a Venezuelan state-owned company in the desired currency, US dollars.

28 October 2022

Haigh goes solo after five decades

Leading Canadian arbitrator David Haigh KC is leaving the partnership at Calgary firm Burnet Duckworth & Palmer, his home for more than 50 years, to practise independently.

27 October 2022

ICSID looks back on another record year

ICSID administered a record number of cases during the 2022 financial year, while welcoming two new member states and completing a “major modernisation” of its rules.

25 October 2022

Gender diversity pledge for experts gains traction

A pledge to increase the number of women appearing as expert witnesses in disputes has reached over 500 signatories, as a steering committee is formed for the initiative.

11 October 2022

Werner Melis 1935-2022

Werner Melis, founder of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, has died aged 87.

10 October 2022

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