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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.

Counsel clash over El Salvador claim

Counsel clash over El Salvador claim

Premium article - 08 June 2012

An ICSID tribunal has thrown out a mining company's DR-CAFTA claim against El Salvador but upheld its jurisdiction under a local investment law – after hearings in which a member of the state's legal team became a witness to accuse claimant's counsel of bad faith.

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.