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Argentina Loses Bid To DQ Arbitrator In Dispute With Total

Law360, New York (September 11, 2015, 4:09 PM EDT) -- An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ad hoc committee has denied Argentina’s bid to disqualify an arbitrator over alleged links to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the counsel to its adversary Total S.A. in an award dispute involving the French oil giant’s local investments.

Argentina argued in August that arbitrator Teresa Cheng, chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, should be disqualified over services requested by Freshfields’ Hong Kong office in 2008 and 2015, and questioned her independence and impartiality in its battle to...
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