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Wheels in motion for ICSID claim against Panama

Wheels in motion for ICSID claim against Panama

01 November 2016

Two US subsidiaries of Japanese tyre manufacturer Bridgestone have filed an ICSID claim against Panama in a dispute over trademark licensing that has led to political lobbying in the US.

Russia picks counsel for treaty claim by former Putin ally

Russia picks counsel for treaty claim by former Putin ally

Premium article - 31 October 2016

UPDATED. White & Case is to defend Russia in a US$12 billion investment treaty claim brought by a former adviser of President Vladimir Putin once known as "the Kremlin's banker", as the presiding arbitrator in the case is announced.

Maldives airport panel lands on quantum figure

Maldives airport panel lands on quantum figure

Premium article - 28 October 2016

After a finding of liability two years ago, an UNCITRAL tribunal chaired by Lord Hoffmann has ordered the Maldives to pay US$270 million to Indian infrastructure group GMR for cancelling a concession to modernise the country’s largest international airport.

ICSID reports highest-ever caseload

ICSID reports highest-ever caseload

Premium article - 28 October 2016

As it marks the 50th anniversary of the ICSID Convention's entry into force, ICSID has once again recorded its highest-ever caseload in its annual report for 2016.

Costa Rica narrows claim over turtle sanctuary

Costa Rica narrows claim over turtle sanctuary

Premium article - 27 October 2016

An UNCITRAL tribunal has declined to hear 15 out of 26 claims brought against Costa Rica over land seized to expand a leatherback turtle sanctuary, after the state argued they were either out of time or pre-dated the Central America Free Trade Agreement.

Did Russia crow too soon? Hague court to decide whether to split Yukos appeal  next year

Did Russia crow too soon? Hague court to decide whether to split Yukos appeal next year

Premium article - 27 October 2016

The judges who will hear the appeal against the set-aside of the Yukos awards have overridden the ruling of a docket judge declared a procedural victory by Russia and indicated they will not decide whether to split the appeal until a hearing in mid-January.

Rusal files ICSID claim against Ukraine

Rusal files ICSID claim against Ukraine

Premium article - 26 October 2016

UPDATED. After a series of investment treaty claims brought by Ukrainian investors against Russia in the wake of the annexation of Crimea, two subsidiaries of Russian aluminium giant Rusal have filed an ICSID claim against Ukraine.

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Premium article - 26 October 2016

A Canadian sports law expert who reported on Russian state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics has received his first appointment as an ICSID arbitrator in recent weeks, along with a former Covington & Burling partner and a Zambian professor at Cornell Law School.

Third parties collect on Argentina’s treaty awards

Third parties collect on Argentina’s treaty awards

Premium article - 26 October 2016

Argentina has made good on its promise to settle two investment treaty awards, paying out more than US$200 million in bonds to third parties that purchased the rights to the claims.

Defeated ICSID claimant probes Chile’s ties to arbitrators’ chambers

Defeated ICSID claimant probes Chile’s ties to arbitrators’ chambers

Premium article - 25 October 2016

Victor Pey Casado, the 101-year-old Spanish publisher whose two-decade ICSID claim against Chile ran aground last month, has asked the state to disclose its ties to the London barristers’ chambers of two of the arbitrators who denied him compensation for the loss of his business under the Pinochet regime.