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ICC award set aside in Paris in Russian-Ukrainian dispute

ICC award set aside in Paris in Russian-Ukrainian dispute

18 January 2018

A Russian company has secured the rare set aside of an ICC award in France on public policy grounds, in a dispute with Ukrainian companies over the transfer of shares in a gold mining company in Laos.

Herbert Smith Freehills hires in Johannesburg

Herbert Smith Freehills hires in Johannesburg

18 January 2018

In the wake of South Africa’s adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law last year, Herbert Smith Freehills has hired a new disputes director in its Johannesburg office.

Former Herbert Smith Freehills counsel joins Milan firm

Former Herbert Smith Freehills counsel joins Milan firm

18 January 2018

After returning to her native Italy from the US, former Herbert Smith Freehills counsel and JAMS arbitrator Monique Sasson has joined Milan law firm Maachi di Cellere Gangemi.

Russia doping scandal appeals to be heard en masse by CAS

Russia doping scandal appeals to be heard en masse by CAS

18 January 2018

Two Court of Arbitration for Sport tribunals will next week simultaneously hear 39 of the 42 appeals lodged by Russian athletes in a conference centre in Geneva, as they look to overturn their lifetime bans following the state-sponsored doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Jordan defeats ICSID claim over tax on sale of mobile phone company

Jordan defeats ICSID claim over tax on sale of mobile phone company

18 January 2018

Kuwaiti investors have failed in an ICSID claim against Jordan over a US$81 million tax bill on the sale of a mobile phone company that caused public disquiet, with one partially dissenting arbitrator finding it was “politically motivated”.

Trump in ICC fight over Panama hotel

Trump in ICC fight over Panama hotel

17 January 2018

Hotel management companies owned by US president Donald Trump have been accused of attempting to “bully, intimidate and harass” their way out of an ICC arbitration with the owner of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Panama.

ArcelorMittal seeks to enforce billion dollar award

ArcelorMittal seeks to enforce billion dollar award

17 January 2018

The world’s largest steel company ArcelorMittal has asked a US court to enforce a US$1.4billion ICC award against Indian conglomerate Essar arising from a Minneapolis-seated arbitration.

Libya hit by civil war-related claim

Libya hit by civil war-related claim

17 January 2018

Indian construction company Punj Lloyd has launched an ICC claim against Libya’s state oil company in a dispute over a pipe-laying project that was disrupted by the country’s civil war and then expanded in scope.

CMS promotes in Germany and Switzerland

CMS promotes in Germany and Switzerland

17 January 2018

CMS has promoted three partners in Cologne, Munich and Zurich.

Peruvian pipeline project leads to new claims

Peruvian pipeline project leads to new claims

17 January 2018

Brazilian construction group Odebrecht has launched an arbitration against its partners in a US$7.3 billion Peruvian gas pipeline project that collapsed in the wake of a high-profile corruption scandal – as Peru faces a second threat of a treaty claim over the same concession.