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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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