Work Area: Arbitration

French court sides with Libya on service

A French court has ruled that Libya is not too late to appeal the enforcement of a €280 million award, after finding that delivery of documents to the state’s foreign ministry was not sufficient to prove service had been completed.

27 January 2023

Published Peru award reveals caustic Stern dissent

The ICSID award ordering Peru to pay US$100 million to a US hedge fund in a land bond dispute has been published, revealing a dissenting opinion from Brigitte Stern that described the majority’s decision as “utterly wrong both in law and in justice”.

19 January 2023

Parties push for tech-savvy arbitrators

Though arbitrators’ CVs do not typically address ‘technological proficiency’, nor is it a question that counsel and arbitral institutions raise with arbitrator candidates, an ICC survey has revealed that technological competence is an important consideration in the selection of arbitrators. Claire Morel de Westgaver of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner considers the challenges facing arbitrators in the digital age.

18 January 2023

Philippine lottery group secures win in betting slips dispute

A Philippine state entity that manages charity sweepstakes and lotteries has defeated a US$600 million claim brought by an Australian printing company over a joint venture to build a thermal paper-coating plant to produce betting slips.

16 January 2023

Paris court again annuls Komstroy award

The Paris Court of Appeal has for the second time annulled a US$49 million Energy Charter Treaty award in favour of Ukrainian energy company Komstroy against Moldova – upholding the European Court of Justice’s findings that an acquisition of debt did not constitute an investment.

12 January 2023

Construction group files ICSID claim against Peru

A Peruvian construction company has filed an ICSID claim against Peru over tariff payments and maintenance costs related to a toll road concession.

12 January 2023

Hong Kong lifts ban on success fees

In a move widely praised by practitioners in the region, Hong Kong has lifted its ban on success fees in arbitration and related court proceedings.

06 January 2023

Ukrainian firm promotes counsel duo

Ukrainian firm Ilyashev & Partners has promoted Roman Protsyshyn and Marina Riashchenko, who have both advised Ukrainian state defence entities in disputes, to counsel in Kyiv.

14 December 2022

Quinn Emanuel promotes in London

Quinn Emanuel has promoted Marina Boterashvili, who is defending a BVI entity against Nigeria’s challenge to a US$10 billion award, to partner in its London office.

13 December 2022

New faces at VIAC

The Vienna International Arbitration Centre has appointed five new members to its board and a new deputy secretary general.

13 December 2022

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