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Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri 1932-2019

Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri 1932-2019

19 March 2019

Egyptian arbitrator Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, a major figure in international arbitration in the Arab world and beyond for nearly half a century, has died aged 86.

Tributes to Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

Tributes to Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

19 March 2019

The international arbitration community is mourning Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, who died at the weekend. Here is a selection of the tributes.

LCIA decides dispute over £100 billion asset management deal

LCIA decides dispute over £100 billion asset management deal

19 March 2019

UK fund manager Standard Life Aberdeen says it has prevailed in an LCIA arbitration against Lloyds Banking Group arising from the early termination of a deal to manage £100 billion in assets.

Enel brings ICSID claim against Panama

Enel brings ICSID claim against Panama

19 March 2019

A subsidiary of Italian renewable energy company Enel has lodged an ICSID claim against Panama over the state’s failure to compensate it for commercial damage caused by delay in the construction of an electricity transmission line.

Quinn Emanuel hires from Hughes Hubbard in Tokyo

Quinn Emanuel hires from Hughes Hubbard in Tokyo

18 March 2019

Tony Andriotis is joining the partnership at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Tokyo after almost five years as counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s offices in the same city.

Political risk insurers back claim against Thailand

Political risk insurers back claim against Thailand

18 March 2019

An Australian mining company has reached a settlement with its political risk insurers that will allow it to continue financing a treaty claim against Thailand over the alleged expropriation of a gold mine.

ICSID releases updated rule proposals

ICSID releases updated rule proposals

18 March 2019

Following a public consultation, ICSID has published a second draft of its proposed amendments to the centre’s rules, including new provisions on third-party funding, arbitrator disqualifications and expedited proceedings.

Conoco takes record ICSID award to US court

Conoco takes record ICSID award to US court

15 March 2019

After obtaining the largest win in ICSID’s history last week, US oil company ConocoPhillips has applied to enforce its US$8.7 billion award against Venezuela in the US courts.

Guaidó seeks to intervene in appeal over Citgo

Guaidó seeks to intervene in appeal over Citgo

15 March 2019

Venezuela’s self-declared acting president Juan Guaidó has asked a US court for leave to intervene in an appeal concerning the fate of the country’s most valuable US asset, oil refining business Citgo Petroleum.

HKIAC council gains new members

HKIAC council gains new members

15 March 2019

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has added 11 new members to its council, meaning the institution’s governing body has a full complement of members.