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Investment Arbitration

Serbia implements ICSID convention

Premium article - 08 June 2007

Serbia has ratified the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States. It will enter force on 8 June.

Venezuela and Bolivia plan to leave ICSID

Premium article - 04 May 2007

Venezuela and Bolivia could withdraw soon from the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Comparing ICSID and Ad hoc Treaty Arbitration: Will Changes in ICSID Senior Management Spur Changes?

Premium article - 01 April 2007

A new survey comparing ICSID rules with others shows room for improvement for the Washington centre. Barry Appleton, of Appleton & Associates International Lawyers, explains the research

US allows 1782 request for investment case

Premium article - 01 April 2007

A US court is allowing a UK mining company to seek documents and testimony from a US citizen for use in an investment arbitration.

Hungary loses ICSID arbitration

Premium article - 01 December 2006

The Republic of Hungary has been hit with an award of over US$80 million by a tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC. Hungary has already paid the award

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