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Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

16 February 2017

Bahamas-based practitioner Bertha Cooper-Rousseau and three academics from South Korea, Italy and Argentina are hearing their first ICSID cases in the latest round of panels formed at the centre.

Pipeline claim against Jordan unearthed

Pipeline claim against Jordan unearthed

16 February 2017

A merits hearing has recently concluded in a previously unreported US$500 million UNCITRAL claim against Jordan, brought by Turkish and US-owned investors in a water pipeline project, GAR has learned.

Kiev firm hires investment arbitration specialist

Kiev firm hires investment arbitration specialist

16 February 2017

A Kiev-based practitioner who helped Ukraine become the first state ever to win an Energy Charter Treaty case has joined local firm Asters as counsel.

Mixed reviews for Bulgaria’s revised arbitration law

Mixed reviews for Bulgaria’s revised arbitration law

16 February 2017

Bulgaria has made sweeping amendments to its arbitration law in a bid to curb potential abuses to the system – though some specialists warn that the changes may fail to cure the problem and increase the state’s control over arbitration.

McDermott re-establishes disputes practice in London

McDermott re-establishes disputes practice in London

15 February 2017

McDermott Will & Emery has re-established a London disputes practice, headed by newly hired partner Damian Watkin, who used to lead the United Arab Emirates construction and energy disputes practice at Jones Day in Dubai.

Roschier recruits partner from White & Case

Roschier recruits partner from White & Case

15 February 2017

Nordic law firm Roschier has recruited a partner from White & Case’s Stockholm office.

ICCA and ASIL launch task force on damages

ICCA and ASIL launch task force on damages

15 February 2017

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration and American Society of International Law have formed a new task force on damages in international arbitration co-chaired by Catherine Amirfar of Debevoise & Plimpton and Gabrielle Nater-Bass of Homburger.

Decade-long Eurobond litigation goes to arbitration

Decade-long Eurobond litigation goes to arbitration

15 February 2017

Eurobond holders including Swiss bank UBS have convinced a US court to find two Egyptian brothers are bound to their companies’ arbitration agreements, after nearly a decade of litigation in New York and an eve-of-trial allegation that the judge had a conflict ofinterest.

Win follows loss in Romania's battle with Enel

Win follows loss in Romania's battle with Enel

15 February 2017

An ICC tribunal has awarded Romania €401 million in an arbitration with Italian electricity company Enel over a put option clause in an agreement to privatise an electricity distributor – less than a year after the state lost a separate US$1.2 billion ICC claim relating to the same contract.

The march of the robots

The march of the robots

15 February 2017

As technology develops, Paul Cohen and Sophie Nappert consider the “brave new world” of the not-too-distant future where artificial intelligence meets international arbitration and technology potentially supplants the role of arbitrators, counsel and experts.

No top-up for Ecuador in windfall levy case

No top-up for Ecuador in windfall levy case

14 February 2017

In the second investment treaty award over Ecuador's windfall levy on oil profits in less than a week, an UNCITRAL tribunal has opted not to grant US claimant Murphy International more than the US$20 million it was awarded last year.

Kurdistan gas dispute reaches third award

Kurdistan gas dispute reaches third award

14 February 2017

A United Arab Emirates-led consortium has won a US$121 million partial award against Kurdistan in northern Iraq, while defeating counterclaims reportedly worth over US$10 billion.