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ICSID panel has second thoughts in Tanzanian case

For the first time in ICSID’s history, a tribunal has reconsidered one of its decisions after finding it had been misled in a dispute over a Tanzanian power plant. 

Big Sky makes big threat against Kazakhstan

US corporation Big Sky Energy has threatened a treaty claim against Kazakhstan after losing its investment in an oil field developer to the original Kazakh shareholders in a series of court proceedings in the CIS state that it describes as “preposterous” and "farcical".

Australia fails to halt conciliation with East Timor

A commission at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled that it is competent to hear a compulsory conciliation proceeding launched by East Timor to resolve a maritime border dispute with Australia.

Squire Patton Boggs hires new Tokyo chair

Canadian former diplomat Haig Oghigian has joined Squire Patton Boggs as senior counsel and head of the firm’s international arbitration practice in Tokyo after two years at K&L Gates.

  • Responding to critiques of arbitration

    The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum’s North America regional conference in Washington, DC, in June discussed how to respond to critiques of arbitration, why “summer is coming” for mediation, and two closely-watched cases in the US appeals courts. Jarred Pinkston, clerk to Judge Daniel Hurley of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, reports.

  • Kuwaiti sheikh videos lead to Geneva law firm raids

    UPDATED: A feud between rival branches of Kuwait’s ruling family has led to raids on the offices of a Geneva disputes boutique amid allegations that its managing partner took part in a fraudulent arbitration.

  • Yukos set-aside: Hague court declines to split appeal

    The Court of Appeal in The Hague has said that it will not split an appeal against the set-aside of the Yukos awards so that arguments relating to the provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty are considered separately from any others.

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ICSID panel asks Cyprus to suspend arrest warrants for Greek bankers

UPDATED: An ICSID tribunal has invited Cypriot authorities to temporarily refrain from issuing or executing arrest warrants for four Greek bankers but has refused to order the suspension of criminal proceedings pending an arbitration over the collapse of Cyprus’s second-largest bank.

English court approves recovery of third-party funding costs

The English Commercial Court has upheld a partial award of ICC arbitrator Sir Philip Otton allowing a party to recover its third-party funding costs – in what is thought to be the first decision of a UK court on the issue.

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