Topic: Arbitrator challenges

LCIA receives zero arbitrator challenges in 2022

The LCIA has revealed it did not receive a single arbitrator challenge last year in its latest annual report, as it also makes two new appointments to its court.

26 May 2023

Challenge to Clay dismissed in Cameroon pipeline case

Cameroon has failed to disqualify French arbitrator Thomas Clay from hearing an ICSID dispute with an oil consortium over a pipeline venture.

22 May 2023

Sinopec sees off challenge to Ecuador oilfield award

A Chilean court has upheld a US$64 million award won by Chinese state-owned energy group Sinopec against Ecuador’s national oil company, finding it did not violate national public policy.

18 May 2023

Sachs resigns from troubled Iranian gas dispute

There are now two vacant spots on a tribunal hearing a US$32 billion gas dispute between UAE-based Crescent Petroleum and National Iranian Oil Company, after co-arbitrator Klaus Sachs resigned shortly after the removal of tribunal president Laurent Aynès.

11 May 2023

Italy fails to dislodge Poncet from ICSID case

Italy has failed to disqualify Swiss arbitrator Charles Poncet from a renewable energy dispute at ICSID based on a criminal conviction in the Milan courts that was annulled nearly 25 years ago.

27 April 2023

ICC Court gives reasons for upholding Aynès challenge

The ICC Court has given its reasons for upholding a challenge brought by the National Iranian Oil Company against arbitrator Laurent Aynès, who was chairing a tribunal hearing its US$32 billion dispute with UAE petroleum company Crescent.

25 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

Aynès disqualified from Iranian gas case

Laurent Aynès has been disqualified as president of the arbitral tribunal hearing a US$32 billion case over a gas supply contract brought by Crescent Petroleum against Iran's national oil company.

27 March 2023

Leaked documents shed light on arbitrator challenge in Iranian gas case

Documents leaked to GAR shed light on efforts by Iran's national oil company to disqualify the tribunal president in a US$32 billion arbitration with Crescent Petroleum, a challenge that is supposed to be decided this week.

14 March 2023

Counsel resign ahead of hearing in Iranian gas dispute

The final hearing of a US$32 billion case against Iran's state-run oil company has been postponed less two than two weeks before it was due to begin, after Wolfgang Peter and his team at Peter & Kim resigned over an alleged due process failure and co-counsel from Eversheds Sutherland followed suit.

06 March 2023

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