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RWE Nukem thanks saviour

Premium article - 01 June 2006

RWE Nukem has thanked the law firm that assisted it in clarifying an unclear arbitral award. The energy company had been facing a US$174 million payout over the unclear award. It singled out White & Case and members of its international arbitration group after finally emerging unscathed.

Occidental selects Debevoise for Ecuador claim

Premium article - 01 June 2006

Occidental Petroleum Corp has selected Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to press its treaty arbitration claim against Ecuador.

United States: Document Discovery against non-parties

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Hagit Elul, associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York, looks at recent US cases on requests for discovery against non-parties

United States: Supreme court rebuffs challenge to A clause

Premium article - 01 April 2006

The Supreme Court recently clarified an aspect of the Federal Arbitration Act. José Astigarraga, GAR editorial board member, and Douglas Giuliano of Astigarraga Davis report on a decision that supports arbitration clauses

Treaty arbitration and Investment disputes: same facts, different outcomes

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Matthew Weiniger (partner) and Matthew Page (associate) from Herbert Smith look at the problem of ‘contradictory’ results

The Money Column: Evaluating the CMS valuation, part two

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Mark Kantor, Washington, DC-based attorney and GAR editorial board member, completes his review of the damages assessment in CMS v Argentina

Middle East: Branch of chartered institute opens; civil procedure amended

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Our Middle East special correspondent reports on two developments in the region. Philip Punwar, barrister and chartered arbitrator at Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai

Latin America: Panel splits in Aguas del Tunari

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Our special correspondent on Latin America reports on the divided decision on jurisdiction in Aguas del Tunari v Republic of Bolivia. Sylvia Noury, senior arbitration associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London

Central Europe: Czech Arbitration court given domain name role

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Our Czech correspondent reports on a new way of resolving domain name disputes. Vít Horacek, attorney and arbitrator, at Glatzová & Co

Asia: Malaysia adopts new law

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Malaysia has reformed its arbitration act. GAR commissioned Lovells associate Ping Kit Loh to report