Region: United States of America

Freshfields promotes in Paris and DC

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Matei Purice in Paris and Maria Julia Milesi in Washington, DC to counsel in the firm’s international arbitration practice.

24 April 2023

London Stock Exchange wins forex data dispute

The operators of the London Stock Exchange and the FTSE 100 Index have asked a US court to enforce an US$11.5 million AAA-ICDR award in a dispute related to the US$27 billion acquisition of a foreign exchange data business.

19 April 2023

Curtis promotes in New York and Kazakhstan

Curtis Mallet-Provost Colt & Mosle has promoted energy disputes specialist Susan Maples to partner in New York, while also promoting four new counsel in its Almaty and Astana offices.

18 April 2023

Highway investors take Honduras to ICSID

A group of investors in a terminated highway construction project have brought a contractual claim against Honduras at ICSID, as more details emerge about a separate claim by a financial services company.

17 April 2023

US appeals court does U-turn over grounds for set-aside

In a decision that affects Miami and Atlanta as arbitral seats, a US federal appeals court has held that the grounds for setting aside New York Convention awards in US-seated arbitrations are found in domestic law rather than the convention – overruling its own precedents and aligning with four other US circuits.

14 April 2023

King & Spalding partner goes solo in New York

Isabel Fernández de la Cuesta has left the partnership at King & Spalding in New York to practise independently as arbitrator and counsel.

13 April 2023

“Judging Iran”: Brower memoir on sale now

A soon-to-be-released memoir by leading arbitrator Charles N Brower has received glowing reviews from key figures in the international law field.

05 April 2023

Argentina liable in Burford-backed suit over YPF

A US court has found Argentina liable in a Burford Capital-funded litigation arising from the nationalisation of oil and gas operator YPF more than a decade ago – with a multibillion-dollar damages claim still to be determined.

03 April 2023

“A bad look”: arbitrator’s second appointment by counsel leads to set-aside

A Canadian court has set aside two awards in an espresso bar franchise dispute after it emerged through an accidental CC that the sole arbitrator had been appointed by one side’s counsel in a concurrent arbitration.

03 April 2023

US court declines to enforce ECT award against Spain

In a first, a US court has refused to enforce an Energy Charter Treaty award against Spain, finding that under EU law the state lacked the legal capacity to extend an offer to arbitrate an intra-EU investment dispute.

30 March 2023

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