Rivkin to take IBA presidency

The co-chair of Debevoise Plimpton’s international dispute resolution group, David W Rivkin, has been elected as president of the International Bar Association.

Rivkin delivering the Clayton Utz lecture in 2012 (Credit: Clayton Utz)

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33096/

Who will serve under Rivkin at the IBA?

Debevoise Plimpton’s co-chair of international dispute resolution David W Rivkin was today named as the next president of the IBA. GAR reports on other arbitration specialists appointed to leadership roles in Tokyo and the arbitration committee’s plans for 2015.

The gardens of Tokyo’s Hotel Chinzanso, where the event was held

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33098/

ICC panel turns down Bolivian annulment request

An ICC tribunal last week rejected a request by a Bolivian state entity to annul a US$22.5 million award rendered in August in favour of India’s Jindal Steel Power.

Newly re-elected Bolivian President Evo Morales and Naveen Jindal

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33089/

Diplomat joins BakerHostetler in US

After nearly eight years as a diplomat for the US Department of State, Jeffry Duffy has joined the Philadelphia office of BakerHostetler as a specialist in complex commercial litigation and international disputes, including international antitrust arbitration.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33092/

IBA to approve revised guidelines on conflicts of interest

The International Bar Association is poised to approve revisions to its Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration, including new provisions dealing with third-party funding.

The new guidelines were unveiled at the IBA’s annual conference in Tokyo

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33087/

UK court maintains freeze on miner's Zambian assets

A UK court has maintained a worldwide freezing order on the Zambian assets of copper mining company Konkola, in support of three LCIA awards worth US$54 million.

The Nchanga mine in Zambia is owned by Konkola

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33085/

Is Asia ahead of the game?

Which are the most innovative and disappointing jurisdictions in Asia when it comes to international arbitration; and what have been the most important decisions and institutional developments in the region in the past year? Delegates at GAR Live Hong Kong shared their views.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33083/

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