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An ICSID tribunal hearing a claim against Uruguay has refused to restrain the state from pursuing criminal proceedings against two of the claimants’ witnesses – who are accused of falsifying certain documents presented in the course of the arbitration.
Qatar has a new arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law that is intended to pave the way for greater foreign investment and ease of doing business and will apply to arbitrations already under way.
The new Qatari arbitration law entering force soon does not provide a vision of international arbitation in Qatar and provides too much scope for the courts to interfere with the arbitral process, argues Essam Al Tamimi, senior partner of Al Tamimi & Company in Dubai.
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Young Member’s Group has appointed its first female chair.
A Paris court has set aside an award against Kyrgyzstan issued by a Jan Paulsson-led tribunal, after ruling that the bank at the heart of the dispute had been established by Latvian businessman Valeri Belokon to facilitate money-laundering.
A food company and its founder have threatened Costa Rica with a US$200 million ICSID claim over a ban on the import of chicken cuts from Canada and the US among other treaty breaches – which they say have driven the company to the brink of bankruptcy.
One of the second wave of arbitrations arising from the collapse of Yukos has reached a jurisdictional award – with a Geneva-seated tribunal holding that Russia is bound by the provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty, contrary to the ruling of a Dutch court.
A merits hearing has recently concluded in a previously unreported US$500 million UNCITRAL claim against Jordan, brought by Turkish and US-owned investors in a water pipeline project, GAR has learned.
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Clyde & Co LLP
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Thursday, 27 April 2017, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm