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St Petersburg win upheld in Stockholm

An award rejecting a US entrepreneur's US$460 million claim against the Russian city of St Petersburg, its airport and airline has been upheld by a Swedish court after nearly 10 years of legal wranglings.

Nigeria challenges whole ICSID tribunal

Nigeria has sought to disqualify all three arbitrators hearing a US$2 billion ICSID claim over an oil exploration and production joint venture, after the merits hearing finished last month.

Mexico faces a further telecoms-related claim at ICSID

French satellite company Eutelsat has filed the third ICSID claim Mexico now faces in relation to the telecommunications sector, over state usage of satellites.

European young groups put focus on practice building at Austrian retreat

The Austrian spa town of Baden bei Wien has played host to the first summer retreat for the young arbitration groups of Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland - with discussion of how practitioners should handle business development, negotiation, client handling and time management to build their practices.

  • Petrobras takes on Uruguay over gas supplies

    Two gas distributors controlled by troubled Brazilian state energy company Petrobras have filed for arbitration against Uruguay over the rising cost of importing gas from Argentina.

  • Georgia faces third claim over electricity tariffs

    UPDATED. Two Dutch energy companies have filed for ICSID arbitration against Georgia over electricity tariffs, adding to related commercial claims already filed at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

  • Venezuela faces annulment bid in trust case

    A Barbadian trust manager has applied to annul an ICSID award rejecting its US$400 million claim against Venezuela - arguing that the tribunal erred when it concluded that a trustee lacked jurisdiction to bring a claim.

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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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