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Paris tribunal decides Peruvian toll dispute

Paris tribunal decides Peruvian toll dispute

03 July 2020

A Paris-seated tribunal has ruled in a dispute over toll rates between the Peruvian municipality of Lima and a French-owned road concessionaire – as a new arbitration between the parties gets underway.

Debevoise promotes new counsel

Debevoise promotes new counsel

03 July 2020

Debevoise & Plimpton has promoted Elizabeth Nielsen, who helped win a US$5.9 billion ICSID award against Pakistan, to counsel in its New York office – while commercial disputes practitioner Robert Hoose has been made international counsel in London.

Mauritanian state entity defeats iron ore claim

Mauritanian state entity defeats iron ore claim

03 July 2020

Mauritania’s state-owned mining company has reportedly defeated an ICC claim by a Spanish construction group over delays to a €140 million iron ore enrichment plant in the West African state.

UK court sides with Guaidó in gold battle

UK court sides with Guaidó in gold battle

02 July 2020

In a blow to Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, a London court has ruled that the UK government “unequivocally” recognises Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president in a battle for control of the state's gold reserves held by the Bank of England.

Azerbaijan hit with claim over oilfield sale

Azerbaijan hit with claim over oilfield sale

02 July 2020

A Georgian businessman has filed an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Azerbaijan, seeking more than US$700 million in compensation over alleged interference by the state energy company leading up to the sale of his stake in an oil and gas field.

Hague panel finds India cannot prosecute Italian marines

Hague panel finds India cannot prosecute Italian marines

02 July 2020

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ruled that India must cease to exercise criminal jurisdiction over two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen in the Indian Ocean eight years ago but that the state is entitled to compensation from Italy over the incident.

Hanessian goes solo in New York

Hanessian goes solo in New York

02 July 2020

Grant Hanessian, the former global head of international arbitration at Baker McKenzie, has left the firm after 33 years to establish a practice as an independent arbitrator in New York.

VIAC issues protocol on remote hearings

VIAC issues protocol on remote hearings

02 July 2020

The Vienna International Arbitration Centre has issued the Vienna Protocol – a practical checklist for remote hearings held during the coronavirus pandemic.

Betto faces criminal inquiry after Paris Bar sanction

Betto faces criminal inquiry after Paris Bar sanction

01 July 2020

Prominent French arbitration lawyer Jean-Georges Betto is reportedly facing a criminal investigation for alleged sexual and moral harassment, months after being sanctioned by the Paris Bar Council over inappropriate behaviour towards employees at his law firm.

Ex-Bryan Cave lawyers targeted in Deripaska probe

Ex-Bryan Cave lawyers targeted in Deripaska probe

01 July 2020

Two former arbitration lawyers at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner are among those caught up in a US money laundering investigation targeting US President Donald Trump’s convicted former campaign manager Paul Manafort and sanctioned Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, it has emerged.