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International arbitration specialists have shared personal tales for a new IBA competition inspired by the covid-19 pandemic, including heartfelt stories about family breakdowns and bereavements and the ugly undersides of the battles for gender and geographical diversity.
12 September 2023
The spring conference of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) addressed disruption and change in global supply chains, including related to the covid-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and inflation. Yashan Huang, associate at CMS Hasche Sigle in Hong Kong, reports.
16 June 2023
A Canadian court has refused to enforce a US$90 million award rendered in Shenzhen against a golf club impresario and his wife after finding they were not given proper notice of the arbitration during the covid-19 pandemic.
14 April 2023
The Inter-Pacific Bar Association Arbitration Day in Singapore saw more than 100 delegates gather to discuss how international arbitration in the region has fared during the pandemic and will fare in future.
14 October 2022
The Dominican Republic has warned of a potential arbitration against AstraZeneca over the delayed delivery of covid-19 vaccines, as details emerge of a separate claim by a French investor against the Caribbean state.
20 April 2022
A Seattle biotech company is bringing an LCIA claim against its Indian former business partner amid a US$950 million dispute over alleged theft of technology used to develop covid-19 vaccines.
30 March 2022
We should "ride the momentum" of the "greater openness" to procedural reform of arbitration in the wake of the pandemic to reinvent it completely, in the same way as Google and Apple have reinvented the map, argued Singapore's chief justice Sundaresh Menon in the 36th Freshfields Lecture.
07 January 2022
An English court has upheld a US$19 million ICC award relating to a Chinese mining project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rejecting arguments that the case should have been adjourned when a counsel took ill with covid-19 and that the tribunal erred by awarding the victor its third-party funding costs.
08 December 2021
In the first known French decision on a covid-related set-aside request, the Paris Court of Appeal has refused to set aside an ICC award that was issued by a Paris-seated tribunal in March 2020 – 10 days into the first lockdown in France – and because of the circumstances signed by each arbitrator separately.
07 December 2021
An Icelandic-owned entity has launched an ICC claim against Cabo Verde after the African island nation announced plans to renationalise its flag carrier in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.
30 November 2021
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