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Investment Arbitration

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

Tribunal accepts National Grid claim

Premium article - 01 November 2006

An arbitral tribunal has accepted jurisdiction over National Grid’s investment treaty claim, even though the UK company has exited the country in question and sold its investment

Kenya wins World Duty Free

Premium article - 01 November 2006

The Republic of Kenya has successfully used a bribery defence to defeat a claim by World Duty Free at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC

The Money Column: Legal Fees and other costs

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Two investment-treaty cases show arbitrators using their power over costs, including the well-earned fees of counsel. By Mark Kantor