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Uzbekistan faces ICSID claim in textiles dispute

Three Turkish investors in a textile enterprise have brought an ICSID claim against Uzbekistan, one of the world's largest producers of cotton, after it allegedly reneged on a promise to sell at discounted prices.

Ecuador again fails to annul awards in pollution battle with Chevron

Ecuador has once again failed to annul a set of interim and partial awards in favour of US oil company Chevron in The Hague, ahead of the merits phase of an UNCITRAL case relating to oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest.

Kaufmann-Kohler places curbs on Kyrgyzstan

Swiss arbitrator Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler has ordered Kyrgyzstan to provide notice before resurrecting environmental claims against a Canadian mining company, as an UNCITRAL arbitration between the parties proceeds.

Brazilian arbitrator spared "misconduct" action in Chile

Brazilian practitioner Valeria Galíndez has been spared a court action in Chile in which she was accused of misconduct as part of a bid to overturn an ICC award she issued as sole arbitrator.

  • White & Case fined over conflict of interest in oligarch dispute

    White & Case has been fined £250,000 in the UK for failing to identify a conflict of interest in a US$2 billion dispute over Ukrainian iron assets - while a senior arbitration partner known for Russia-related work was personally fined £50,000 for his role.

  • Stay away from the spider web, warns Cambridge professor

    The tendency to "enmesh" arbitration in increasingly complex rules must be resisted, a University of Cambridge law professor has warned - "arbitration's rule book should not become an ever-expanding spider web in which the parties are eventually eaten alive in a leisurely arachno-fest".

  • Winston & Strawn hires from Eversheds in UAE

    After being managing partner at Eversheds Sutherland in the United Arab Emirates, Ben Bruton has joined Winston & Strawn to lead its dispute resolution and investigations team in the Middle East.

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Could Brexit trigger investment claims?

UPDATED. As Brexit negotiations get underway in Brussels, GAR reports on a debate in London on whether the UK’s exit from the European Union could trigger viable investment arbitration claims against the state.

Tribunal rules on Croatia-Slovenia border

UPDATED. In a case that has been beset by difficulties, a Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal has ruled on a sea and land border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia, defining the limits of their territorial waters for the first time and granting Slovenia direct access to the international waters beyond.

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