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Another billion-dollar award against Venezuela

Another billion-dollar award against Venezuela

Premium article - 23 August 2016

A Canadian gold mining company has won a third-party funded treaty claim against Venezuela, receiving an award totalling over US$1.2 billion.

Another Crimea panel in place at the PCA

Another Crimea panel in place at the PCA

Premium article - 19 August 2016

An UNCITRAL tribunal has been formed to hear the first investment treaty claim by a Ukrainian state entity arising from Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, as hearings take place in similar cases brought by private investors at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Premium article - 19 August 2016

Arnold & Porter partner Whitney Debevoise has received his first appointment as arbitrator at ICSID, along with Madrid-based practitioner David Cairns and Colombian jurist Eduardo Valencia-Ospina.

Familiar name brings ICSID claim against Lebanon

Familiar name brings ICSID claim against Lebanon

Premium article - 18 August 2016

The Greek construction company behind a long-running impartiality complaint against Swedish arbitrator Sigvard Jarvin has filed an ICSID claim against Lebanon.

Casino investors bet on NAFTA claim

Casino investors bet on NAFTA claim

Premium article - 16 August 2016

A group of US investors has lodged a NAFTA claim for more than US$100 million against Mexico over measures affecting their investment in the country’s gaming industry, two years after first threatening the claim.

Venezuela claim gets all-clear thanks to MFN

Venezuela claim gets all-clear thanks to MFN

15 August 2016

A majority tribunal has used a most-favoured-nation clause to accept jurisdiction over a previously unreported UNCITRAL claim brought by a subsidiary of US oil company Anadarko against Venezuela.

Pakistan wins costs after Kuwaiti claimant’s U-turn

Pakistan wins costs after Kuwaiti claimant’s U-turn

Premium article - 15 August 2016

A Kuwaiti logistics company has been ordered to pay costs after accepting that an investment treaty it used to bring an ICSID claim against Pakistan never came into force.

New ICSID claims against Indonesia and Sri Lanka

New ICSID claims against Indonesia and Sri Lanka

Premium article - 11 August 2016

Indonesia is facing an ICSID claim over a palm oil refinery which appears to have also given rise to arbitration in Jakarta, while a new claim has been filed by a hotel developer against Sri Lanka.

Venezuela to pay Gold Reserve award in full

Venezuela to pay Gold Reserve award in full

Premium article - 09 August 2016

UPDATED. Venezuela has agreed to pay Canadian gold mining company Gold Reserve US$770 million in full satisfaction of an ICSID award, after a two-year enforcement fight in multiple jurisdictions.

Tribunal rejects treaty-hopping claim against Senegal

Tribunal rejects treaty-hopping claim against Senegal

Premium article - 08 August 2016

An ICSID tribunal has rejected a Luxembourg investor’s innovative attempt to access protections under Senegal’s bilateral investment treaties with the UK and the Netherlands through the most favoured nation clause of a World Trade Organization treaty.