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Mohamed Aboul-Enein 1933 - 2008

Premium article - 17 November 2008

The arbitral community has lost a leading light, Mohamed Aboul-Enein, the director of the Cairo Regional Centre for Commercial Arbitration, who died in a car accident yesterday.

Kazakhstan and Helnan request annulment

Premium article - 17 November 2008

Parties in two of ICSID's higher profile recent disputes have filed annulment requests. The requests have been filed by Kazakhstan and Helnan International Hotels.

Italian companies lose against Algeria for second time

Premium article - 17 November 2008

Two Italian construction companies have been denied compensation for a cancelled dam project, after an ICSID tribunal ruled against them for a second time.

UAE joins Permanent Court of Arbitration

Premium article - 17 November 2008

The United Arab Emirates has become a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague after ratifying a century old agreement.

Recently Published - papers from IISD, ICSID reports and new IALR

Premium article - 17 November 2008

Papers from a recent forum in Marrakech on international investment law and policy, organised by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, have been published.

Egypt wins Suez dredging case

Premium article - 14 November 2008

Bredin Prat in Paris has achieved its third ICSID victory on behalf of Egypt.

Van Haersolte-van Hof opens boutique in The Hague

Premium article - 14 November 2008

Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to open her own arbitration boutique, saying she wants freedom to develop as an arbitrator.

Millicom takes on Senegal at ICSID

Premium article - 14 November 2008

Allen & Overy has filed a pair of claims against Senegal at ICSID on behalf of Millicom International, a longstanding client.

New Arabic arbitration journal to launch

Premium article - 14 November 2008

A journal on arbitration in the Arab market will publish its first edition in December.

Iceland looks to 1905 treaty in dispute with UK

Premium article - 12 November 2008

Iceland may use a little known arbitration treaty to extricate itself from a UK government list of countries subject to financial sanctions.