Premium article - 11 September 2014
Christopher Bogart, CEO of litigation financier Burford Capital, fiercely criticises the recent decision of a majority tribunal at ICSID to make a security for costs order against the claimant in RSM v St Lucia – and especially what he calls the “preposterous overreaction" of Gavan Griffith QC.
Premium article - 26 August 2014
An ICSID tribunal has ordered US oil company RSM to pay security for costs in a claim against St Lucia, in what is thought to be the first decision of its kind.
Premium article - 22 August 2014
Lebanese investors have filed a treaty claim against Cyprus at the ICC over the seizure of their local banking assets in the wake of money laundering allegations.
Premium article - 15 August 2014
The EU is embracing a North American model of investment protection in its treaty negotiations that risks politicising investor-state disputes by limiting tribunals’ interpretive powers, GAR Live Frankfurt heard. Sebastian Perry reports
Premium article - 01 August 2014
Two GAR 100 firms have won tenders to defend Costa Rica in a pair of treaty claims brought by mining and real estate investors, according to government documents that shed light on the going rates for counsel services in investment arbitration.
Premium article - 18 July 2014
Three South Americans and one Australian have received their first arbitrator appointments at ICSID in recent weeks, including a former senior counsel at the centre, Alejandro Escobar.
Premium article - 10 July 2014
The UN Commission on International Trade Law has approved the draft of a new convention that will widen the application of its rules on transparency in investor-state arbitration.
Premium article - 08 July 2014
Turkey’s national petroleum company has settled an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Kazakhstan on the eve of hearings in Toronto.
Premium article - 23 June 2014
Two US-owned gaming companies have settled a pair of investment treaty claims against Laos worth US$1 billion – but only after a dispute over settlement terms spawned an expedited SIAC arbitration.
Premium article - 30 May 2014
The past 10 weeks have seen new panels formed in eight ICSID cases, including first-time appointments for professor Alain Pellet and others from France, Singapore and Nigeria.