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Indian Supreme Court orders London arbitration

At the end of just two years of litigation, India’s Supreme Court has confirmed that a dispute between Indian parties is international in character – meaning a London-seated ICC arbitration can go ahead. 

Nigerian company must arbitrate with Chevron, says Houston court

A Nigerian company’s dispute with Chevron over the alleged rigging of a tender process for oil leases looks set to go to UNCITRAL arbitration in London, after a Houston judge dismissed its claim.

Tribunal considers first demand guarantees – "the lifeblood of international commerce"

An LCIA award over offshore oil blocks in Nigeria that was recently upheld by the English Commercial Court makes findings as to the operation of "first demand guarantees" and their key role in international commerce.

Colombia faces claim from Mexican telecoms giant

UPDATED. Colombia is facing its second ICSID case – as Mexican telecoms giant América Móvil makes good on a threat to claim for the alleged expropriation of assets owned by what was once the country's largest mobile phone provider.

  • Turkmenistan hit with another construction claim at ICSID

    UPDATED. Turkmenistan is facing its fifth ICSID claim brought by Turkish investors in the construction sector – relating to a project to build a shopping and trade centre in the state's capital, Ashgebat.

  • "Bad for India Inc"? Modi's BIT recast causes concern

    Since the beginning of the year, India has served notice to 57 countries with which it has recently expired or soon-to- expire bilateral investment treaties, stating that it will replace them with new agreements containing less expansive protections. Practitioners have expressed concern.

  • Japan – eight years on and no progress

    Eight years after outlining “two possible futures” for Japan as an arbitral centre in an article in GAR, Peter Godwin of Herbert Smith Freehills in Tokyo considers whether there has been any progress, drawing on a recent experience when he was excluded from acting as arbitration counsel to the local subsidiary of an international company.

Editor's picks

US used arbitral settlement as “leverage” for prisoners

The settlement of a longstanding arbitral dispute between the United States and Iran over an aborted arms deal has become a contentious issue in the US presidential election, after the Obama administration admitted that a US$400 million payout to the Middle Eastern state was used as “leverage” to ensure the release of prisoners.

Another billion-dollar award against Venezuela

A Canadian gold mining company has won a third-party funded treaty claim against Venezuela, receiving an award totalling over US$1.2 billion.

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Reviews

Regional analysis from arbitrators around the globe, focussing on key developments in specific industry areas and jurisdictions.

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2016

Highlights

Escalation Dispute Resolution Clauses

Andrey Panov

Norton Rose Fulbright

International Sports Arbitration

Sébastien Besson, William McAuliffe and Antonio Rigozzi

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Know-how

A tool for arbitrators and counsel to better manage their daily workflow. Know how provides unique insight and analysis on different areas of arbitration, via q&a across multiple jurisdictions.

Commercial Arbitration 2016

Highlights

Canada

René Cadieux and Tina Cicchetti

Fasken Martineau

Slovakia

Martin Magál and Michal Porubsky

Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.

Guides

Comprehensive how-to guides providing all the critical need-to-know information for the layman and experienced practitioner alike.

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Guide to Energy Arbitrations 2015

Highlights

Editor's Preface

J William Rowley QC

Events

Freshfields Arbitration Lecture 2016

Thursday 27 October 2016, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London, UK

Events

5th Annual GAR Live New York

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, New York, USA

Events

6th Annual GAR Live Hong Kong

Thursday, 20 October 2016, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

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