Region: North America

FisherBroyles team joins breakaway firm

Tiffany Comprés, Gene Burd and the entire arbitration team at FisherBroyles are among the 130 lawyers who have left to join breakaway firm Pierson Ferdinand.

30 January 2024

Mining investor’s claim against Armenia underway

An UNCITRAL panel has begun hearing a US investor’s treaty claim against Armenia over a gold mining project that has been blockaded by environmental protestors.

29 January 2024

Ex-prosecutors: arbitrators’ corruption findings against Worley will interest DOJ

Australian engineering company Worley has not only lost a recent US$175 million arbitration against Ecuador, it has likely invited the US Department of Justice to scrutinise whether the company bribed foreign officials, two former US prosecutors told GAR’s sister publication Global Investigations Review (GIR).

19 January 2024

US pharmacy chain settles drug pricing dispute

A US pharmacy chain has settled a dispute over a US$642 million JAMS award it had alleged was tainted by the “unethical side-switching” of the counterparty’s law firm, Crowell & Moring.

15 January 2024

US court declines to interfere in Burford LCIA dispute

A US court has thrown out a lawsuit against Burford Capital, finding it has no power to interfere in a London-seated LCIA arbitration despite allegations of undisclosed ties between the funder and the arbitral institution.

12 January 2024

Thales to bring ICC claim over aviation venture

French aerospace contractor Thales has asked a New York court to restrain its US partner from proceeding with the US$525 million sale of a stake in their joint venture pending an ICC arbitration.

09 January 2024

Dominican Republic challenges award in landfill dispute

The Dominican Republic has asked a US court to set aside a Jamaican billionaire’s US$44 million treaty award, alleging it was procured by fraud.

03 January 2024

Argentina defeats claim over electricity regulation

A split ICSID tribunal has rejected a Spanish company’s US$668 million treaty claim against Argentina over changes to the state’s electricity regulatory framework.

15 December 2023

Canadian miner prepares claim against Mexico under Indo-Pacific treaty

A Vancouver-based miner has threatened to file a claim against Mexico under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – which would be the first known arbitration brought under the trade agreement.

15 December 2023

Turkey settles uranium mining dispute

Turkey has paid US$3.1 million to a US mining company to settle an ICSID dispute over revoked uranium project licences after defeating the bulk of its claim for damages.

15 December 2023

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