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ICSID mining claim pits Kazakhs against Kyrgyzstan

ICSID mining claim pits Kazakhs against Kyrgyzstan

Premium article - 02 April 2013

Kyrgyzstan is facing an ICSID claim filed by a Kazakh private equity group over the alleged expropriation of its stake in one of the country’s biggest gold deposits.

Oman faces claim by Turkish investor

Oman faces claim by Turkish investor

Premium article - 26 March 2013

A notice of dispute that has just been made public alleges that Oman breached its bilateral investment treaty with Turkey by expropriating and undermining the investments of an industrial construction company.

Panel refuses to intervene over trespassers in Zimbabwe claim

Panel refuses to intervene over trespassers in Zimbabwe claim

Premium article - 20 March 2013

An ICSID tribunal chaired by Canadian arbitrator Yves Fortier QC has dismissed an urgent request for provisional measures to get rid of trespassers on private land, after the application spurred the Zimbabwean police force into action.

Wind farm investor brings NAFTA claim

Wind farm investor brings NAFTA claim

Premium article - 05 March 2013

A US investor has lodged a US$460 million claim against Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement, alleging that an "arbitrary, irrational and discriminatory" policy shift blocked its plans to develop an offshore wind farm on Lake Ontario.

Hungary knocks out part of radio claim

Hungary knocks out part of radio claim

Premium article - 27 February 2013

An ICSID tribunal hearing Hungary's dispute with two radio investors has partly upheld a preliminary objection by the state, ruling that it can only hear expropriation claims and that customary international law does not provide a separate basis for liability.

NAFTA panels divide on bifurcation

NAFTA panels divide on bifurcation

Premium article - 14 February 2013

The tribunal hearing Mesa Power's NAFTA claim against Canada has provisionally granted the state's request to hold a separate jurisdictional hearing, within days of another panel refusing a similar request by the US in a dispute with drugmaker Apotex.

A political animal

A political animal

Premium article - 11 February 2013

Sebastian Perry interviews leading US arbitrator Charles N Brower.

BOOK REVIEW: Handbook of Investment Arbitration

BOOK REVIEW: Handbook of Investment Arbitration

Premium article - 11 February 2013

Author: Thomas Webster. Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell, 2012. Reviewed by Phillip Landolt, partner at Landolt & Koch in Geneva

Upgraded website helps foster spirit of New York Convention

Upgraded website helps foster spirit of New York Convention

Premium article - 11 February 2013

The developers of a website on the New York Convention – Shearman & Sterling, UNCITRAL, and Columbia Law School – have launched an enhanced version.

Measures targeting health insurers lead to new claim against Slovakia

Measures targeting health insurers lead to new claim against Slovakia

Premium article - 07 February 2013

Achmea has filed a new treaty claim against Slovakia in a bid to prevent a threatened expropriation – just days after the state asked a Frankfurt court to annul a €22 million award in the Dutch health insurer’s favour.