Region: United Kingdom

Herlihy leaves Skadden for A&O

David Herlihy is leaving Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom to join Allen & Overy as partner in the international arbitration team, where he will split his time between London and Dublin.

29 March 2022

UK settles debt with Iran as prisoners released

The UK government has paid a nearly £400 million arbitral debt to Iran as two British nationals are allowed to return home after years of detention in Tehran.

16 March 2022

LCIA award surfaces in Russian bank fraud case

Sons of a prominent Russian businessman took part in a “dishonest scheme” with a bank executive to replace US$500 million worth of secured loans with “unmarketable” bonds, according to a now-public LCIA award.

22 February 2022

Steinmetz lawyers say Vale award may be reopened after fraud trial collapses

Beny Steinmetz’s eponymous mining company may seek to overturn a US$2 billion LCIA award in favour of Brazil’s Vale following the collapse of a related fraud litigation this week, the Israeli businessman’s lawyers have said.

17 February 2022

EU targets UK over Micula award

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK over a decision by its Supreme Court allowing enforcement of a €178 million ICSID award against Romania.

10 February 2022

England's 1996 act – still best in class?

As the Law Commission of England and Wales undertakes a review of the 1996 English Arbitration Act, practitioners marked its 25th anniversary of coming into force, on 31 January 1997, with a discussion of whether it's still "best in class".

03 February 2022

Norton Rose promotes partners in three countries

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted Matthew Buckle in London, Alison FitzGerald and Jenna Anne de Jong in Ottawa and Denton Nichols in Houston as partners in its international arbitration practice.

13 January 2022

Fieldfisher hires partner for new India practice

Shivani Sanghi has left Covington & Burling to join Fieldfisher as partner in the arbitration and litigation team in London, where she will front the firm’s new India practice.

10 January 2022

Two new of counsel at Omnia

Ana Paula Montans and Solomon Ebere, who helped The Gambia settle an ICSID claim, have been named of counsel at Omnia Strategy, the London disputes boutique firm founded by Cherie Blair QC.

10 January 2022

British F1 team races to enforce against ex-sponsor

A British Formula 1 racing team has asked a US court to enforce a US$36 million LCIA award issued by arbitrator Klaus Reichert SC against its former lead sponsor.

07 January 2022

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