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Malaysian company faces more trouble in the Gulf

Malaysian company faces more trouble in the Gulf

17 July 2017

After being involved in various disputes over the construction of a race track in Dubai, Malaysian building company WCT Holdings is facing an ICC claim brought by three Gulf subcontractors which helped to build new headquarters for Qatar’s interior ministry in Doha.

Ghanaian court’s refusal of LCIA arbitration goes to appeal

Ghanaian court’s refusal of LCIA arbitration goes to appeal

14 July 2017

UPDATED. The World Bank Group's private lending arm and a fund set up by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are appealing a Ghanaian court’s refusal to stay their litigation with a local oil company on the basis of an LCIA arbitration clause.

Second mining company takes on Tanzania

Second mining company takes on Tanzania

14 July 2017

South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti has filed an UNCITRAL claim against Tanzania – becoming the second company in two weeks to start arbitration with the state over legislative reforms affecting its mining sector.

Mauritian centre unveils new court

Mauritian centre unveils new court

14 July 2017

A homegrown arbitration centre attached to Mauritius's chamber of commerce and industry has named the members of its new court presided over by Neil Kaplan QC, during a conference in Port Louis.

Do Born’s BATs still have wings?

Do Born’s BATs still have wings?

14 July 2017

Gary Born’s five year-old proposal for a default form of commercial dispute settlement provided for in bilateral arbitration treaties appears still to be flying, having been considered at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s 50th anniversary conference in Vienna.

GAR launches damages guide - in pictures

GAR launches damages guide - in pictures

14 July 2017

Together with editor John Trenor, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Cornerstone Research, GAR has celebrated the launch of The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration at the British Library.

Hong Kong court chastises Chinese paper producer for non-payment

Hong Kong court chastises Chinese paper producer for non-payment

14 July 2017

Hong Kong’s High Court has chastised the largest paper producer in China for its “unacceptable” refusal to honour a US$24 million HKIAC award and refused to block an application to wind up its local operation.

More claims to come in Andean pollution saga?

More claims to come in Andean pollution saga?

13 July 2017

The former owner of a bankrupt Andean smelting plant that saw its US$800 million treaty case against Peru dismissed last year has notified the state of further potential claims, it has emerged.

ICSID releases latest Africa stats

ICSID releases latest Africa stats

13 July 2017

ICSID’s latest caseload report shows that African states are among the most frequent respondents, but that African arbitrators continue to make up a small percentage of the number of appointments at the centre.

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez 1958-2017

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez 1958-2017

13 July 2017

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez, who was principal legal counsel to the Mexican government during the negotiation of NAFTA and became a mentor to a generation of investment arbitration and trade lawyers, has died at the age of 58.