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Second wave Yukos tribunal rules on provisional application

Second wave Yukos tribunal rules on provisional application

16 February 2017

One of the second wave of arbitrations arising from the collapse of Yukos has reached a jurisdictional award – with a Geneva-seated tribunal holding that Russia is bound by the provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty, contrary to the ruling of a Dutch court.

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

16 February 2017

Bahamas-based practitioner Bertha Cooper-Rousseau and three academics from South Korea, Italy and Argentina are hearing their first ICSID cases in the latest round of panels formed at the centre.

Pipeline claim against Jordan unearthed

Pipeline claim against Jordan unearthed

16 February 2017

A merits hearing has recently concluded in a previously unreported US$500 million UNCITRAL claim against Jordan, brought by Turkish and US-owned investors in a water pipeline project, GAR has learned.

Panel allows blind aids claim against Czech Republic

Panel allows blind aids claim against Czech Republic

13 February 2017

A tribunal has accepted jurisdiction over a claim brought by a provider of electronic aids for the blind and visually impaired against the Czech Republic.

French court lifts Yukos freezing order

French court lifts Yukos freezing order

10 February 2017

In the latest ruling in the Yukos saga, a French first instance court has lifted an attachment on debts owed to Russian state-owned aerospace companies by their French counterpart, Arianespace.

Iranian banks take on Bahrain

Iranian banks take on Bahrain

10 February 2017

Two Iranian commercial banks have brought a claim against Bahrain, accusing the kingdom of expropriation and other treaty breaches at a time when it was going against the political grain in its attitude to Iran.

ConocoPhillips-Ecuador dispute ends with damages for both sides

ConocoPhillips-Ecuador dispute ends with damages for both sides

09 February 2017

AWARDS NOW PUBLIC: A nearly decade-long ICSID dispute between ConocoPhillips and Ecuador, with claims on both sides running into the billions, has ended with awards of nearly US$380 million for the investor and US$42 million for the state.

Iraq hit with first ICSID claim

Iraq hit with first ICSID claim

09 February 2017

UPDATED. After signing the ICSID Convention in late 2015, Iraq is facing its first claim under one of its only two in force bilateral investment treaties – as Kuwaiti logistics group Agility seeks US$380 million for the expropriation of its stake in a Kurdistan-based mobile phone operator.

Lesotho mining dispute leads to second UNCITRAL claim

Lesotho mining dispute leads to second UNCITRAL claim

08 February 2017

Lesotho is facing a second UNCITRAL claim from a South African mining investor, as it seeks the set aside of a first award against it for denial of justice in Singapore.

Ukraine gas claim ends with 5% win for London-listed company

Ukraine gas claim ends with 5% win for London-listed company

07 February 2017

A US$270 million investment treaty case brought against Ukraine by JKX Oil and Gas Oil & Gas has ended with a US$11.8 million award in favour of the London-listed company.

New ICSID claims against Latvia and Greece

New ICSID claims against Latvia and Greece

06 February 2017

The Ukrainian co-owner of a scrap metal company has launched an ICSID claim against Latvia, accusing it of bankrupting a metallurgical plant, while Bank of Cyprus has begun a claim against Greece.

Peru metro claim proceeds to next station

Peru metro claim proceeds to next station

03 February 2017

A concession owner has made good on a threat to file a US$200 million ICSID claim against Peru over delays to a project to build Lima’s second metro line.