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Stern still standing after double challenge

Stern still standing after double challenge

Premium article - 17 June 2015

French arbitrator Brigitte Stern has survived attempts to disqualify her from two ICSID cases involving Venezuela and Montenegro.

Arrest warrants trigger new Albania claim

Arrest warrants trigger new Albania claim

Premium article - 15 June 2015

A group of Italian investors has filed an ICSID claim against Albania over a series of state measures culminating in asset freezes and criminal proceedings against four executives.

Funder joins Kyrgyzstan claim as freeze on state assets is lifted

Funder joins Kyrgyzstan claim as freeze on state assets is lifted

Premium article - 12 June 2015

Canadian mining company Stans Energy has secured third-party funding for a new arbitration against Kyrgyzstan, as a freezing order it had obtained against Kyrgyz state assets in Canada is overturned.

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Premium article - 04 June 2015

German academic Stephan Schill has accepted his first arbitrator appointment at ICSID, while the UK’s Lord Hoffmann is hearing his second case at the centre, following the latest batch of tribunal constitutions.

Miculas face delay in US enforcement effort

Miculas face delay in US enforcement effort

Premium article - 22 May 2015

A judge in Washington, DC, has refused to allow the expedited recognition of a US$250 million ICSID award against Romania – a decision that highlights the lack of uniformity in US court procedure for enforcing such awards.

ICSID at 50 (let’s not take you for granted)

Premium article - 12 May 2015

This year’s IBA International Arbitration Day in Washington, DC, marked 50 years of ICSID, created through the Washington (or ICSID) Convention of 1965. Alison Ross reports

Argentina faces new claims over YPF

Argentina faces new claims over YPF

Premium article - 08 May 2015

Burford Capital is financing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Argentina over its nationalisation of oil and gas operator YPF, with an investment treaty claim against the state expected to follow.

Kyrgyzstan overturns Stans award in Russia

Kyrgyzstan overturns Stans award in Russia

Premium article - 30 April 2015

A Russian court has set aside a US$118 million award obtained by Canadian mining company Stans Energy against Kyrgyzstan – but the state still faces enforcement proceedings in Ontario.

Serial ICSID claimant faces sanction for not paying security for costs

Serial ICSID claimant faces sanction for not paying security for costs

Premium article - 30 April 2015

US oil company RSM must comply with an order that it pay St Lucia security for costs within six months or its ICSID claim against the state will be dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

Mourre resigns from Venezuela cases

Mourre resigns from Venezuela cases

Premium article - 15 April 2015

The incoming president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Alexis Mourre, has resigned from two ICSID panels hearing claims against Venezuela after being challenged over a disclosure about his professional ties.