Middle East office for Derains & Gharavi

After announcing its launch in Washington, DC, last year, Paris firm Derains Gharavi has added an office in Beirut run by the first partner to be promoted from its associate ranks.

Nada Sader, who will head the new office in Beirut

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33343/

Russian mall dispute moves to the UK and US courts

Set aside and enforcement proceedings are under way in London and Los Angeles after an LCIA tribunal held that Russian politician Ashot Egiazaryan appropriated his business partner’s stake in one of Moscow’s largest shopping malls.

Ashot Egiazaryan

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33341/

Was the tribunal’s assistant the fourth Yukos arbitrator?

Perhaps the most striking of Russia’s grounds for seeking the set-aside of the Yukos awards by the Dutch courts is the role it says was played by the assistant to the arbitral tribunal, Martin Valasek – who it suggests did more work on the case than any of the tribunal members and was effectively “a fourth arbitrator”.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33333/

Yukos moves to the Dutch courts

Albert Jan van den Berg has been retained by Russia to seek the set-aside of the Yukos awards in the Netherlands, with Marnix Leijten of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek defending them on behalf of the former majority shareholders in the defunct Russian oil company.

Albert Jan van den Berg and Marnix Leijten

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33336/

Dentons promotes in Paris as it joins forces with Chinese firm

As news comes of its combination with China’s largest law firm, Dentons has announced the promotion to partner of Paris-based Anna Crevon, who cut her teeth on the Yukos arbitrations and was part of the team that represented Gazprom in a US$1.9 billion arbitration with Lithuania.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33338/

Panel grants interim measures against Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has been ordered not to interfere in the management of a Singapore development company or its stake in a mining project pending a claim against the state at ICSID.

The Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33332/

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