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Indian Supreme Court orders London arbitration

Indian Supreme Court orders London arbitration

26 August 2016

At the end of just two years of litigation, India’s Supreme Court has confirmed that a dispute between Indian parties is international in character – meaning a London-seated ICC arbitration can go ahead.

Nigerian company must arbitrate with Chevron, says Houston court

Nigerian company must arbitrate with Chevron, says Houston court

26 August 2016

A Nigerian company’s dispute with Chevron over the alleged rigging of a tender process for oil leases looks set to go to UNCITRAL arbitration in London, after a Houston judge dismissed its claim.

Colombia faces claim from Mexican telecoms giant

Colombia faces claim from Mexican telecoms giant

25 August 2016

UPDATED. Colombia is facing its second ICSID case – as Mexican telecoms giant América Móvil makes good on a threat to claim for the alleged expropriation of assets owned by what was once the country's largest mobile phone provider.

Turkmenistan hit with another construction claim at ICSID

Turkmenistan hit with another construction claim at ICSID

25 August 2016

UPDATED. Turkmenistan is facing its fifth ICSID claim brought by Turkish investors in the construction sector – relating to a project to build a shopping and trade centre in the state's capital, Ashgebat.

"Bad for India Inc"? Modi's BIT recast causes concern

"Bad for India Inc"? Modi's BIT recast causes concern

25 August 2016

Since the beginning of the year, India has served notice to 57 countries with which it has recently expired or soon-to- expire bilateral investment treaties, stating that it will replace them with new agreements containing less expansive protections. Practitioners have expressed concern.

Tribunal considers first demand guarantees – "the lifeblood of international commerce"

Tribunal considers first demand guarantees – "the lifeblood of international commerce"

25 August 2016

An LCIA award over offshore oil blocks in Nigeria that was recently upheld by the English Commercial Court makes findings as to the operation of "first demand guarantees" and their key role in international commerce.

After controversial set aside, ICSID claim against Guinea runs aground

After controversial set aside, ICSID claim against Guinea runs aground

24 August 2016

After seeing a contractual award in its favour controversially set aside in West Africa, French port investor Getma International has suffered a further blow in its dispute with Guinea when an ICSID tribunal rejected jurisdiction over all but a small part of an investment claim.

Poland sees off treaty claim by Norwegian farmers

Poland sees off treaty claim by Norwegian farmers

24 August 2016

An UNCITRAL tribunal has dismissed an investment treaty claim against Poland brought by two Norwegian brothers after ruling that actions leading to the bankruptcy of their farming business could not be attributed to the state.

Geneva boutique hires Australian arbitrator

Geneva boutique hires Australian arbitrator

24 August 2016

Tony Cole, a UK-based arbitrator, academic and author of empirical studies on international arbitration, has joined Gentium Law Group in Geneva as of counsel.

Brazil's CCX settles Colombian coal fight

Brazil's CCX settles Colombian coal fight

23 August 2016

Troubled Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista’s coal mining group CCX has settled a US$125 million ICC dispute with a Turkish conglomerate over the sale of Colombian assets.

CAS upholds Russian ban from Rio Paralympics

CAS upholds Russian ban from Rio Paralympics

23 August 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a decision by the International Paralympic Committee to ban Russia’s entire Paralympic team from the games in Rio de Janeiro because of evidence of state-sponsored doping.

Another billion-dollar award against Venezuela

Another billion-dollar award against Venezuela

23 August 2016

A Canadian gold mining company has won a third-party funded treaty claim against Venezuela, receiving an award totalling over US$1.2 billion.