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Investment Arbitration

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

Chileans win round one at ICSID

Premium article - 01 November 2006

Two Chilean investors have persuaded an arbitral tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to accept jurisdiction over claims against Argentina

Mexico cleared of NAFTA breach

Premium article - 01 November 2006

The government of Mexico has defeated a US$50 million claim filed by a US financial services firm under NAFTA chapter 11