Topic: Tribunal appointments

Tomka resigns from China case as third ICJ term starts

Peter Tomka has resigned from a tribunal hearing an ICSID case against China amid controversy over him sitting as an arbitrator while serving as a judge on the International Court of Justice and following the publication of new court guidelines on judges moonlighting,

16 February 2021

Dos Santos telecoms award upheld in Paris

A Paris court has upheld a US$646 million award against a company owned by embattled Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos – ruling that the ICC was right to appoint the five-member tribunal that heard the case and dismissing allegations of bias against two arbitrators.

27 January 2021

Who is sitting at ICSID?

UPDATED: The latest round of panels formed at ICSID includes first-time appointments for Singapore’s chief justice Sundaresh Menon SC, Anne-Karin Grill, Joe Tirado, Carmen Núňez-Lagos and Samaa Haridi.

22 January 2021

UK adds names to ICSID roster

The United Kingdom has named its latest designations to the ICSID panels of arbitrators and conciliators, after it held an open competition for those appointments for the first time.

11 November 2020

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Nine tribunals have been formed at ICSID in the past month, including a first-time appointment for Sweden’s Johan Sidklev.

27 October 2020

Who is sitting at ICSID?

CORRECTED: Eight panels have been formed at ICSID in the past month, with first-time appointments for Céline Lévesque, Eva Kalnina, Henry Burnett and David Arias.

26 August 2020

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Nine panels have been formed at ICSID in the past six weeks, including two arbitrators accepting their first-ever appointments at the centre – Germany’s Maxi Scherer and Arnaud de Nanteuil of France.

24 July 2020

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Ten panels have been formed at ICSID in the past five weeks, including seven arbitrators appointed at the centre for the first time.

10 June 2020

UN postal body delivers for Qatar

The Universal Postal Union has passed an “unprecedented” resolution urging its bureau to appoint tribunal chairs in four arbitrations filed by Qatar against its Middle Eastern neighbours, relating to the suspension of postal services as part of the continuing blockade in the Gulf.

02 March 2020

Somali judge-arbitrator takes presidency of ICJ

Somali judge and arbitrator Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf – who has been a strong spokesman for the “Africanisation” of arbitration – has been elected president of the International Court of Justice, with Xue Hanqin of China as vice-president.

07 February 2018

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