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)
Guy Morpuss QC has left 20 Essex Street to head the advocacy and arbitration practice at Macfarlanes in London.
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.
The ICDR has published its amended International Dispute Resolution Procedures, including new provisions for expedited cases and consolidation as well as measures to deter unfounded arbitrator challenges.
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
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)
Dust down your black tie: a single table is up for grabs at this year’s otherwise sold-out International Arbitration Charity Ball in support of Save the Children.
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.
The Paris Court of Appeal has rejected a French state entity’s attempt to overturn a controversial €403 million arbitral award in favour of French businessman Bernard Tapie.
George Kahale III of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt Mosle has used a keynote speech to criticise investment treaty arbitration as a “seriously flawed” system in need of a complete overhaul.
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