US corporation Big Sky Energy has threatened a treaty claim against Kazakhstan after losing its investment in an oil field developer to the original Kazakh shareholders in a series of court proceedings in the CIS state that it describes as “preposterous” and "farcical".
A commission at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled that it is competent to hear a compulsory conciliation proceeding launched by East Timor to resolve a maritime border dispute with Australia.
Canadian former diplomat Haig Oghigian has joined Squire Patton Boggs as senior counsel and head of the firm’s international arbitration practice in Tokyo after two years at K&L Gates.
The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum’s North America regional conference in Washington, DC, in June discussed how to respond to critiques of arbitration, why “summer is coming” for mediation, and two closely-watched cases in the US appeals courts. Jarred Pinkston, clerk to Judge Daniel Hurley of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, reports.
UPDATED: A feud between rival branches of Kuwait’s ruling family has led to raids on the offices of a Geneva disputes boutique amid allegations that its managing partner took part in a fraudulent arbitration.
The Court of Appeal in The Hague has said that it will not split an appeal against the set-aside of the Yukos awards so that arguments relating to the provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty are considered separately from any others.
UPDATED: An ICSID tribunal has invited Cypriot authorities to temporarily refrain from issuing or executing arrest warrants for four Greek bankers but has refused to order the suspension of criminal proceedings pending an arbitration over the collapse of Cyprus’s second-largest bank.
The English Commercial Court has upheld a partial award of ICC arbitrator Sir Philip Otton allowing a party to recover its third-party funding costs – in what is thought to be the first decision of a UK court on the issue.
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