Swiss firm opens in Singapore

GAR 100 firm Schellenberg Wittmer has opened its first international office, establishing a base in Singapore co-led by international arbitration partner Christopher Boog.

Singapore’s central business district (Credit: Slivester)

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Ahmed El-Kosheri: a lifetime’s achievement

GAR reports on Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri’s speech on accepting a lifetime achievement award at the 2014 GAR Awards, as well as Pierre Tercier’s tribute to the celebrated Egyptian arbitrator.

Ahmed El-Kosheri

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Miner threatens claim against Guinea after bribery finding

A company owned by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz has renewed its threat to pursue international arbitration against Guinea, after a government inquiry found that the company had procured local mining rights through bribery.

Aerial view of the Simandou iron ore deposit

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Anglo American takes Venezuela to ICSID

One of the world’s largest mining companies, Anglo American, has lodged a treaty claim against Venezuela, the first ICSID case filed against the state this year.

The Caracas skyline (Credit: Paulino Moran)

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Irish court refuses jurisdiction over Yukos award

The Irish High Court has refused to consider an application to enforce a US$200 million award against a Russian state-owned oil company, holding that the case has no connection with Ireland.


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