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O’Melveny promotes counsel in Hong Kong

O’Melveny promotes counsel in Hong Kong

01 April 2020

Aditya Kurian, the former head of the India region at the HKIAC, has been promoted to counsel in the Hong Kong office of O’Melveny & Myers.

In search of certainty: the Dutch appeal court decision in Yukos

In search of certainty: the Dutch appeal court decision in Yukos

01 April 2020

Simon Rainey QC and Gaurav Sharma of Quadrant Chambers in London consider the legal and practical implications of the recent Hague Court of Appeal decision reinstating the US$50 billion Yukos awards against Russia.

British lawyer convicted of defaming client

01 April 2020

A British arbitration lawyer who accused a client of flouting sanctions against Iran and helping to finance terrorism has been convicted of defamation by a criminal court in Geneva – after being extradited from Germany.

Polish-Russian gas pricing dispute reaches award

Polish-Russian gas pricing dispute reaches award

31 March 2020

Polish state gas utility PGNiG has reported winning an award worth around US$1.5 billion in a price review arbitration with Russia’s Gazprom – and says it will immediately take steps to enforce payment.

Steelmaker denied asset freeze in conspiracy suit

Steelmaker denied asset freeze in conspiracy suit

31 March 2020

The English Commercial Court has refused to grant a worldwide freezing order against the Essar group and two of its owners, saying steelmaker ArcelorMittal had not shown a good arguable case that they conspired to frustrate enforcement of a US$1.5 billion ICC award.

US real estate investor threatens South Korea

US real estate investor threatens South Korea

31 March 2020

South Korea has been threatened with a US$12.8 million investment treaty claim by a US investor over land restrictions that have allegedly blocked plans for a sports complex .

Hannes Snellman promotes in Helsinki

Hannes Snellman promotes in Helsinki

31 March 2020

Hannes Snellman has promoted Markus Manninen, who served as a CAS arbitrator for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, to the partnership in Helsinki.

No more Mourre: ICC president to step down

No more Mourre: ICC president to step down

30 March 2020

Alexis Mourre, president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, has announced he will not seek re-election when his second term expires at the end of June next year – as the institution begins the search for his successor.

Royalties row leads to claim against Colombia

Royalties row leads to claim against Colombia

30 March 2020

An Australian mining company has filed an ICSID claim against Colombia over attempts by the state’s authorities to retroactively claim more than US$180 million in royalties allegedly owed by its local subsidiary.

Kaplan: How we must adapt to covid-19

Kaplan: How we must adapt to covid-19

30 March 2020

Arbitrator Neil Kaplan QC discusses how tribunals and institutions will have to adapt to the new era of social distancing ushered in by the coronavirus pandemic, calling for greater use of video conferencing and flexibility when it comes to compensating arbitrators for delayed cases.