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There have been 12 new panels formed at ICSID in the past nine weeks, including first-time appointments for Michael Chertoff of the US, Japan’s Yoshimi Ohara, Argentina’s Ignacio Torterola, Peruvian Carlos Paitan Contreras and France’s Jane Willems.
25 July 2022
A recent judgment of the English High Court considered what is required to validly appoint an arbitrator under the 1996 Arbitration Act, calling for a broad, non-technical and pragmatic approach to the question.
14 July 2022
Nine new tribunals have been formed at ICSID in recent weeks, with first time appointments for five arbitrators including Dechert partner Erica Stein and Ferrere disputes head Sandra González.
23 May 2022
South Korean arbitrator Kap-You (Kevin) Kim has resigned from an ICSID committee hearing Venezuela’s bid to annul a US$9 billion award held by ConocoPhillips after disclosing that he is working alongside the US oil company’s counsel in an unrelated case.
23 March 2022
New panels have been formed in recent weeks for nine ICSID cases, including the first-known investment treaty arbitration against Cambodia, the centre’s first case against Malta and one of the first renewables claims against Ukraine.
07 February 2022
Ten new panels have formed at ICSID in recent weeks, including first-time appointments for Dame Elizabeth Gloster, Achille Ngwanza, Franz Stirnimann Fuentes, Mélanie Riofrio Piché and Tina Cicchetti.
16 December 2021
A tribunal is in place to hear an US$800 million railway-related claim against Kenya and Uganda after the states rejected a proposal to have the dispute heard by a five-member panel.
10 November 2021
Nine new panels have been formed at ICSID in recent weeks, including a first-time appointment for former Spanish government lawyer Antolín Fernández Antuña.
22 October 2021
The European Commission has announced the appointment of a four-strong panel of experts that will assist it in selecting candidates to serve as adjudicators in disputes under the EU’s trade and investment agreements.
04 October 2021
At a Q&A for Paris Arbitration Week, LCIA director general Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof discussed what makes the perfect arbitrator, why institutional appointments are a good thing, and the use of “closet” tribunal secretaries.
22 September 2021
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