Region: United Kingdom

Argentine arbitrator challenged over Venezuela appointments

A UK election technology investor has applied to disqualify arbitrator Raúl Vinuesa from hearing a US$1.5 billion ICSID claim against Venezuela, alleging that his repeat appointments by the state raise doubts about his impartiality.

23 March 2023

Miner secures funding for treaty claim against India

A UK mining company says it has secured US$10.5 million in third-party funding for a potential investment treaty claim against India over a prospecting licence for a gold project.

02 March 2023

Queen Mary event looks at document production

An event at the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London looked at document production from both civil law and common law perspectives and featured insights from Alan Redfern, the inadvertent developer of the Redfern Schedule.

22 February 2023

Sullivan leaves Gibson Dunn for Debevoise

Jeffrey Sullivan KC has left Gibson Dunn & Crutcher to join Debevoise & Plimpton as partner and co-chair of international arbitration in Europe.

21 February 2023

LCIA awards upheld in Pakistan gas dispute

An English court has upheld LCIA awards worth US$88 million in favour of a Pakistani state-owned energy company, ruling the challenge was based on a mutual misunderstanding of the arbitrator’s findings.

20 February 2023

Ukrainians call for moot ban for "warmongering" Russian universities

As the conflict enters its second year, the Ukrainian mooting community and arbitration association are calling for moot organisers to ban Russian universities that have openly expressed support for Russia's war against Ukraine from participating in forthcoming competitions.

20 February 2023

Lord Hoffmann's second thoughts

As a high-profile challenge to one of his awards plays out in London, Lord Hoffmann has shared insights into his long career as a leading judge and international arbitrator, including cases on which he has had "second thoughts".

10 February 2023

2022 in review at McNair event in London

A London event hosted by McNair International reviewed the key decisions of 2022 concerning the English Arbitration Act 1996, investment treaty disputes, and public international law before the English courts. James McGlaughlin of McNair international and Charles Enderby Smith of Carter-Ruck report.

07 February 2023

Nigeria seeks to overturn US$11 billion award

Nigeria is fighting to set aside an arbitral award requiring it to pay US$11 billion to an offshore company with arguments that the award and underlying contract were secured through “industrial scale” bribery of Nigerian government officials and lawyers representing the state in the arbitration.

27 January 2023

Fieldfisher hires Farren from Omnia

Ania Farren has left London disputes boutique Omnia Strategy to join the partnership at Fieldfisher in London.

06 January 2023

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