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Investment Arbitration

ICSID panel limits documents disclosure

Premium article - 01 December 2006

An ICSID tribunal has told Biwater Gauff (Tanzania) and the United Republic of Tanzania to be more careful about what documents they are releasing, in a new ruling on confidentiality

Nomura and Czech Republic drop claims

Premium article - 01 December 2006

Multi-billion dollar arbitration cases arising from IPB Czech Bank’s collapse have been dropped

Vietnam to sign ICSID convention

Premium article - 17 November 2006

The Vietnamese government is set to sign the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States.

Enforcement of Investment Treaty Awards: New York or Washington Convention?

Premium article - 01 November 2006

Has the ICSID enforcement mechanism lost its ‘competitive advantage’? Robert Wisner, counsel, and Asha Kaushal, associate, at Appleton & Associates International Lawyers in Toronto, report

Energy charter treaty: new claims- Azpetrol launches ECT claim

Premium article - 01 November 2006

A former parent of Azerbaijan’s largest oil producer, Azpetrol, has launched arbitration proceedings against the government of Azerbaijan under the Energy Charter Treaty

Chileans win round one at ICSID

Premium article - 01 November 2006

Two Chilean investors have persuaded an arbitral tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to accept jurisdiction over claims against Argentina

Mexico cleared of NAFTA breach

Premium article - 01 November 2006

The government of Mexico has defeated a US$50 million claim filed by a US financial services firm under NAFTA chapter 11

Tribunal accepts National Grid claim

Premium article - 01 November 2006

An arbitral tribunal has accepted jurisdiction over National Grid’s investment treaty claim, even though the UK company has exited the country in question and sold its investment

Kenya wins World Duty Free

Premium article - 01 November 2006

The Republic of Kenya has successfully used a bribery defence to defeat a claim by World Duty Free at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC

The Money Column: Legal Fees and other costs

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Two investment-treaty cases show arbitrators using their power over costs, including the well-earned fees of counsel. By Mark Kantor