Gonzalez to lead Hogan Lovells practice alone

Miami-based Daniel Gonzalez has become the sole head of international arbitration at Hogan Lovells, following the decisions of his co-chair, London-based Simon Nesbitt, to retire from the partnership and of the firm to start moving away from a dual management structure.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33207/

Ecuador fails to disqualify Chevron tribunal

Three arbitrators hearing Chevron’s investment treaty claim against Ecuador concerning liability for oil pollution in the Amazon have survived the state’s attempt to disqualify them – as the case also sees some adjustments to the counsel line-up.

VV Veeder QC, Horacio Grigeria Naón and Vaughan Lowe QC

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33209/

CIETAC launches new rules for mainland China and Hong Kong

The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission has unveiled new rules for arbitrating in mainland China and Hong Kong, two years after its last rules revision prompted its Shanghai and Shenzhen branches to break away.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33200/

European Commission commits to greater transparency over TTIP

Ahead of unveiling his ambitious €315 billion energy investment plan to kickstart the European economy – outlined in a speech today – President Jean Claude Juncker committed the European Commission to greater transparency in its negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the US.

Jean-Claude Juncker

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33204/

When GAR met Gary

Leading advocate, arbitrator and academic Gary Born sat down at GAR Live Hong Kong to discuss the future of international arbitration, including attempts to regulate counsel conduct and recent public attacks on the investment treaty system.

Michael Moser interviews Gary Born at GAR Live

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33167/

Kyrgyzstan quashes CIS treaty award in Russia

A Russian court has set aside the first of three arbitral awards rendered against Kyrgyzstan under a regional treaty between members of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The hotel Aurora near Lake Issyk-Kull, site of OKKV’s investment

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33203/

CIETAC launches new rules for mainland China and Hong Kong

The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission has unveiled new rules for arbitrating in mainland China and Hong Kong, two years after its last rules revision prompted its Shanghai and Shenzhen branches to break away.

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33200/

Rajoo and Comair-Obeid in line as CIArb presidents

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has elected the director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre, Sundra Rajoo, and Lebanese-French arbitrator Nayla Comair-Obeid, as its presidents for 2016 and 2017.

Sundra Rajoo and Nayla Comair-Obeid

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33202/

Hungary voucher claim heads to the merits

In contrast with the state’s fortunes in other recent ICSID cases, a tribunal hearing a voucher company’s treaty claim against Hungary has refused to summarily dismiss non-expropriation claims or consider jurisdictional questions separately from the merits.

Budapest, Hungary

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33194/

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