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Brain tumour no ground for set aside

Brain tumour no ground for set aside

Premium article - 04 August 2014

A New York court has refused to set aside an arbitral award on the ground that the tribunal chair had failed to inform the parties he was suffering from a brain tumour.

The cost of Yukos

The cost of Yukos

Premium article - 29 July 2014

As well as yielding the largest arbitration award in history, the nine-year Yukos proceedings notched up a remarkable US$124 million in legal fees and costs. GAR breaks down the numbers.

Yukos investors win record sum against Russia

Yukos investors win record sum against Russia

Premium article - 28 July 2014

Russia has been ordered to pay more than US$50 billion to former majority shareholders in the defunct oil group Yukos, in the highest-value arbitration award of all time.

UNCLOS tribunal carves up Bay of Bengal

UNCLOS tribunal carves up Bay of Bengal

Premium article - 08 July 2014

A tribunal constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea has ruled on India and Bangladesh’s competing claims to oil and gas rich waters in the Bay of Bengal, holding that the “equidistance” method of determining the maritime boundary would have been unfair to Bangladesh.

ICJ orders Australia to cease spying on East Timor

ICJ orders Australia to cease spying on East Timor

Premium article - 04 March 2014

The International Court of Justice has ordered Australia to keep documents relating to an inter-state arbitration with East Timor under seal while it considers whether their seizure by Australian security services breached international law.

Rusal settles multibillion-dollar LCIA claims

Rusal settles multibillion-dollar LCIA claims

Premium article - 17 January 2014

Aluminium producer Rusal and its director Oleg Deripaska have settled a pair of LCIA claims brought against them that challenged the validity of supply contracts worth US$48 billion – thought to be one of the largest Russia-related disputes ever heard in London.

Mastering the trade

Premium article - 26 November 2012

Specialised master’s degrees in international arbitration are multiplying at a dizzying rate – but how useful are they when it comes to finding a job in private practice? Sebastian Perry reports

DRC spared asset seizure by Privy Council

DRC spared asset seizure by Privy Council

Premium article - 20 July 2012

In an appeal from a Jersey court decision, the Privy Council has said the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s state mining company is not liable for two arbitration awards against the government held by distressed debt or "vulture" fund FG Hemisphere.

US and Ecuador battle over BIT

Premium article - 16 July 2012

Ecuador's attempt to obtain a binding interpretation of its bilateral investment treaty with the US by means of state-to-state arbitration could have a destablilising effect on international investment law, according to the US's recently published jurisdictional objections.

A man with many hats

A man with many hats

Premium article - 10 May 2012

GAR interviews Columbia Law School professor George Bermann about the growth in graduate courses on international arbitration, the demands of his role as chief reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement, and the "cataclysmic" implications of the Chevron v Ecuador case.

Tribunal explores outer waters of its jurisdiction

Tribunal explores outer waters of its jurisdiction

Premium article - 16 March 2012

The International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea in Hamburg has become the first tribunal to delimit a maritime boundary in states’ outer continental shelf area, in a dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the oil and gas rich Bay of Bengal.

Christopher Dugan 1948-2012

Christopher Dugan 1948-2012

Premium article - 02 March 2012

Christopher Dugan, lead counsel in two pathbreaking NAFTA claims against the United States, has died after a long battle with cancer.