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Palacio told to review ICSID

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Ana Palacio has been appointed general counsel of the World Bank. One of her first tasks will be to conduct a strategic review of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes

Paulsson accepts Dundee chair

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Jan Paulsson has become professor of international investment law at the University of Dundee.

Sidley Austin sends specialist east

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Allen Kim, partner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, has relocated to the firm’s Hong Kong office. Kim, who is Korean-American, has practised law for more than 15 years in the US

UAE to ratify New York Convention

Premium article - 01 August 2006

The United Arab Emirates has agreed to ratify the New York Convention, following a decree signed earlier this month by the country’s president, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Shanghai aims for top slot

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Shanghai’s local arbitration commission has surprised Chinese arbitration watchers by inviting an outspoken critic of CIETAC to give a talk

Tanzanian water dispute runs aground

Premium article - 28 July 2006

A European-owned water company in contract arbitration with its former partner in Tanzania has missed its deadline for filing a statement of claim after it failed to instruct legal counsel.

Argentina liable for BIT breach

Premium article - 28 July 2006

The US water services company Azurix Corp has won a multi-million dollar arbitration award against the Argentina Republic.

Shanghai talk aims high

Premium article - 28 July 2006

Shanghai's local arbitration commission has surprised Chinese arbitration-watchers - by inviting an outspoken critic of CIETAC to give a talk.

Tribunal nixes native NAFTA claim

Premium article - 28 July 2006

A group of aboriginal Canadians have had a  NAFTA claim barred by an ICSID tribunal because it was untimely.

UAE to ratify New York Convention

Premium article - 28 July 2006

The United Arab Emirates has agreed to ratify the New York Convention, following a decree signed earlier this month by the country's president, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Solicitor Style awarded silk

Premium article - 28 July 2006

Christopher Style, an arbitration specialist at Linklaters, has been appointed Queen's Counsel.

Sidley Austin sends specialist east

Premium article - 28 July 2006

Allen Kim, partner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, has relocated to the firm's Hong Kong office. Kim, who is Korean-American, has practised law for more than 15 years in the US.