Arbitration

Zambian court halts miner’s liquidation while arbitration proceeds

A Zambian court has reportedly blocked winding-up proceedings for a copper mining joint venture between a local state-owned entity and the UK’s Vedanta Holdings, pending the resolution of an arbitration between the parties.

24 November 2020

Chinese arbitration clause fails to save Pacific Andes affiliate from winding-up

A Hong Kong affiliate of the industrial fishing group Pacific Andes cannot rely on a Chinese arbitration clause to protect itself from winding-up proceedings because the clause was irrelevant to its debt, a court has found.

10 November 2020

Hogan Lovells adds new partners in Singapore and Paris

Hogan Lovells has hired a new restructuring partner in Singapore from K&L Gates, and welcomed back a former member of its Paris employment practice with restructuring experience.

06 October 2020

Insolvent solar investor fails in claim against Italy

An arbitration tribunal has rejected an insolvent solar investor’s claim against Italy, finding that reforms to the country’s renewable energy regime were not irrational or arbitrary.

10 September 2020

Malta first: winding-up stayed in the face of bona fide dispute

In a first of its kind ruling, a Maltese court has stayed a winding-up application against local aircraft conversion company Eolia, finding evidence of a bona fide dispute.

06 August 2020

BVI court favours Hong Kong arbitration over liquidators

A British Virgin Islands court has dismissed an investment fund’s attempts to appoint liquidators over local company Fair Cheerful, finding a dispute between the parties should be arbitrated in Hong Kong.

20 July 2020

Community roundup: new recruits at Gordon Brothers, EY and Kirkland & Ellis

Gordon Brothers and EY have hired in Australia, Kirkland & Ellis and Thornton Grout Finnigan have recruited in Hong Kong and Toronto, and Quantuma and Freeths continue to expand in the UK.

20 July 2020

Ogier promotes one in Guernsey, hires two in London

Offshore firm Ogier has promoted Bryan de Verneuil-Smith in its Guernsey dispute resolution team and hired Jeremy Snead and Anna Snead from Appleby in the Cayman Islands.

03 July 2020

Policy-related complexities in parallel, cross-border insolvency and arbitration proceedings

“A party seeking to arbitrate claims against a debtor in a US bankruptcy proceeding faces an uphill climb”: lawyers from Vinson & Elkins explore some of the practical issues stemming from different policy considerations behind insolvency and arbitration laws across Europe and the US.

01 July 2020

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