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US mining company Freeport-McMoRan has threatened to bring a claim against Indonesia over new export regulations affecting one of the largest copper mines in the world if the parties fail to resolve the dispute in the next 120 days.
A Spanish energy company has applied to a US court to set aside an UNCITRAL award rejecting its claim against a Caribbean liquid natural gas producer – accusing the tribunal of making it “procedurally impossible” for the company to prevail.
Mexico’s Galicia Abogados has opened an arbitration and dispute resolution practice, hiring disputes partner Rodrigo Zamora to lead the department.
A court has enforced an award in favour of a diamond retailer in New York, in the face of arguments that it was tainted by the tribunal chair’s conviction for a tax avoidance scheme and his business relationship with another member of the panel.
With globalisation and the surge of nationalist sentiment in many economically important states, the future of international investment law could be at a critical crossroads, argued one of the most prominent voices in the field, Michael Reisman, in Miami this week.
Bernardo Cremades has outlined the characteristics of arbitration in highly regulated sectors such as energy, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and banking and finance – noting the difficulty of “reconciling the private nature of arbitration with the public functions of the regulator”.
After GAR reported a failed attempt to unseat a tribunal hearing an ICSID claim against Guinea, it has emerged that the panel presided over by Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler was cleared by the World Bank president of violating due process and prejudging a case when it refused to make a supplementary order for the production of documents related to mining rights.
An UNCITRAL tribunal has reportedly rejected Croatia’s claims against Hungarian oil and gas company MOL in a high cost case centring on allegations of corruption involving former prime minister Ivo Sanader – who was cleared by the tribunal after giving evidence.
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Clyde & Co LLP
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