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Dutch Supreme Court sides with Chevron

Dutch Supreme Court sides with Chevron

16 April 2019

As Ecuador challenges an UNCITRAL award that held it liable for denying justice to Chevron in a dispute over environmental contamination in the Amazon, the Dutch Supreme Court has upheld a set of earlier awards issued in the same high-profile arbitration.

Three new partners at HSF

Three new partners at HSF

16 April 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of Laurence Franc-Menget in Paris, Tomas Furlong in Singapore and Nick Oury in Dubai to the partnership.

Australian centre appoints first female president

Australian centre appoints first female president

16 April 2019

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, or ACICA, has appointed Herbert Smith Freehills partner Brenda Horrigan as its president – the first time a woman has held the role.

Pakistan gets limited discovery from law firm

Pakistan gets limited discovery from law firm

15 April 2019

A US court has refused to order Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer to hand over records to Pakistan for use in an application to annul an US$850 million ICSID award but has directed the law firm to answer questions as to where the material is and how it is stored.

Baker McKenzie hires from K&L Gates

Baker McKenzie hires from K&L Gates

15 April 2019

Ashish Chugh, whose experience includes defending Indian state entities against a US$4 billion UNCITRAL claim, has left the partnership at K&L Gates to join Baker McKenzie in Singapore.

New leaders for Mumbai centre’s under-40 group

New leaders for Mumbai centre’s under-40 group

15 April 2019

The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration, or MCIA, has announced the latest steering committee for its young practitioners’ group.

Singapore considers allowing appeals on questions of law

Singapore considers allowing appeals on questions of law

15 April 2019

The Singaporean government is considering allowing parties to appeal to the courts on questions of law arising out of an arbitration award – provided that they have agreed to opt into such a mechanism.

Sidley recruits practice co-head from Quinn Emanuel

Sidley recruits practice co-head from Quinn Emanuel

15 April 2019

Tai-Heng Cheng has left Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to join Sidley Austin as co-head of international arbitration in New York, with Simon Navarro also joining as counsel from the same firm.

Dutch national wins moral damages against Vietnam

Dutch national wins moral damages against Vietnam

15 April 2019

An UNCITRAL tribunal has ordered Vietnam to pay US$45 million including moral damages and costs to one of its former nationals who was imprisoned and stripped of his assets two decades ago – with the investor reportedly having claimed around US$1.25 billion in the case.

Georgian businessman gets emergency relief in Stockholm

Georgian businessman gets emergency relief in Stockholm

12 April 2019

A businessman who accused senior figures in Georgia’s ruling party of corruption has obtained an SCC emergency arbitrator order requiring the state to refrain from selling attached assets belonging to his tobacco business.