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Wales prevails in roadworks dispute

Wales prevails in roadworks dispute

29 September 2020

The Welsh government has secured a win on liability in an ad hoc arbitration with a UK construction group relating to cost overruns on a £340 million road expansion project.

Nigeria overturns security order in mega-award challenge

Nigeria overturns security order in mega-award challenge

29 September 2020

The Commercial Court in London has ordered the release of US$200 million that Nigeria paid in security as it challenges a US$10 billion award over a failed gas deal, after recently finding the state has a strong prima facie case that the arbitration and the contract were tainted by corruption.

UK court restrains Russian securities suit

UK court restrains Russian securities suit

29 September 2020

The Commercial Court in London has restrained an insolvent Russian bank from pursuing a US$140 million lawsuit in St Petersburg over securities contracts, finding the dispute should be heard in LCIA arbitration.

Withers hires former UK attorney general

Withers hires former UK attorney general

29 September 2020

Geoffrey Cox QC, the former Attorney General who advised the UK government on Brexit, has joined the arbitration and litigation team at Withers.

Squire Patton Boggs hires from WilmerHale

Squire Patton Boggs hires from WilmerHale

29 September 2020

Michelle Glassman Bock, who has acted in over a dozen gas price review proceedings, has left WilmerHale to join the partnership at Squire Patton Boggs.

Panama Canal Authority reports win in ICC case

Panama Canal Authority reports win in ICC case

28 September 2020

An ICC tribunal has ordered the consortium that worked on the expansion of the Panama Canal to repay US$265 million to the country's canal authority while awarding the contractor a smaller amount of damages.

Airport investor brings tax claim against Ecuador

Airport investor brings tax claim against Ecuador

28 September 2020

A Canadian construction company is pursuing an investment treaty claim against Ecuador over taxes relating to the construction of Quito’s international airport – nine years after an ICSID case over the same project was discontinued.

Dechert Beijing head joins Arbitration Chambers

Dechert Beijing head joins Arbitration Chambers

28 September 2020

Dechert’s managing partner in Beijing, Jingzhou Tao, has left the firm to join Arbitration Chambers and focus on his arbitrator practice.

Mayer to stay on Cameroon case despite Klöckner appearance

Mayer to stay on Cameroon case despite Klöckner appearance

28 September 2020

French arbitrator Pierre Mayer will continue hearing an ICSID case against Cameroon after surviving a challenge brought on the basis of his failure to disclose advocacy work he performed for the state in the famous Klöckner case more than 30 years ago.

India liable in Vodafone tax dispute

India liable in Vodafone tax dispute

25 September 2020

Vodafone says it has prevailed in a multi-billion dollar dispute with India, after a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration found the state liable over its pursuit of a retroactive tax bill.