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Cairo centre adds to board

Cairo centre adds to board

19 January 2018

The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration has added seven new members to its board presided over by Nabil Elaraby, including five non-Egyptians.

GAR Live Lookback: Istanbul - How to 'do' third-party funding

GAR Live Lookback: Istanbul - How to 'do' third-party funding

19 January 2018

How to ‘do’ third-party funding was the question behind session three of GAR Live Istanbul 2017. Guided by Mark Beckett, partner at Cooley and co-chair of the conference, the panel delved into funding's inner workings, offering a rare glimpse of how it works in real life.

EU warns Spain not to pay solar awards

EU warns Spain not to pay solar awards

19 January 2018

The European Commission has told Spain that arbitral awards compensating investors over reforms to the state’s renewable energy subsidy regime cannot be paid without EU approval.

Guatemalan hydro dispute settles in Miami

Guatemalan hydro dispute settles in Miami

19 January 2018

A Spanish engineering group has abandoned its efforts to set aside a US$28 million ICC award after settling a dispute with an Italian subcontractor over the construction of a water tunnel for a hydroelectric power plant in Guatemala.

Curtis trio join DWF in Paris

Curtis trio join DWF in Paris

19 January 2018

British firm DWF has hired three lawyers from Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle for its Paris arbitration practice set up last year by Romain Dupeyré.

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 telecoms sale

Jordan defeats ICSID claim over tax on telecoms sale

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 a dissenting arbitrator finding the tax was “politically motivated”.