Region: United Kingdom

IDRC and LCIA find new home by St Paul's

The International Dispute Resolution Centre - London’s leading arbitration hearing centre - is to move to an impressive new space by St Paul’s Cathedral, most likely with the LCIA as a tenant.

26 February 2021

Russian oil producer’s fraud suit fails in London

A UK judge has dismissed a Russian oil and gas producer’s US$300 million lawsuit against Igor Kolomoisky and three other Ukrainian businessmen who were accused of siphoning funds from an oil refining venture – events that gave rise to an investment treaty claim and a Swiss criminal complaint.

24 February 2021

Jersey gets in on BIT action

As Jersey looks to sign its first-ever bilateral investment treaty, with the United Arab Emirates, Alex Fawke and Harry Stratton of Linklaters consider the Channel Island’s ambiguous relationship with the UK and the issues this could raise in making claims under the treaty.

23 February 2021

Sierra Leone loses challenge to ICC award

An English court has upheld an ICC tribunal’s decision to allow a mining company’s claims against Sierra Leone to go forward – dismissing arguments the claimant was required to observe a three-month “cooling off” period before bringing the arbitration.

15 February 2021

Addleshaw Goddard hires from Orrick in London

Maria Frangeskides, a former practice head at Coudert Brothers, is leaving the partnership at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe after almost 16 years to join Addleshaw Goddard in London.

15 February 2021

Jones Day hires from Dechert in London

Investor-state arbitration and public international law practitioner Michelle Bradfield has left Dechert to join the partnership at Jones Day in London.

10 February 2021

Redfern clears his schedule

Renowned arbitrator Alan Redfern – the founder of Freshfields’ international arbitration practice and inventor of the “Redfern schedule” – has retired from practice.

22 January 2021

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20 January 2021

UK appeal court rules on duties of experts

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that expert witness firm Secretariat breached a contractual duty to avoid conflicts of interest when it accepted appointments from different parties in related ICC construction cases – while refusing to hold that experts owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty to their client.

11 January 2021

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

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