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.
Premium article - 15 November 2011
Egyptian professor Georges Abi-Saab has resigned from a tribunal hearing a mass claim by 60,000 bondholders against Argentina, after warning of the potentially disruptive effects on the international financial system if ICSID becomes the forum of choice for sovereign debt disputes.
Premium article - 07 November 2011
Last week’s International Bar Association conference in Dubai attracted record numbers – but the event almost didn’t take place because of objections to the subject-matter of some sessions on the part of the United Arab Emirates government.
Premium article - 13 June 2011
Arbitrators in investor-state cases should be more mindful of their role in shaping international legal standards and be prepared to consider environmental and human rights law when making their decisions, delegates at the ICCA 50th anniversary conference heard.
Premium article - 12 May 2011
The role of damages experts in international arbitration has never been more prominent - or more in debate. Does their input lead to a better outcome for the client or do they make proceedings more costly and complicated? Sebastian Perry reports
Premium article - 11 April 2011
Audit firm KPMG is seeking to overturn a Swedish arbitral award on the ground that the arbitrator it appointed to hear the case - a partner at Roschier in Stockholm - had a conflict of interests.