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ICC court creates Eastern Europe team

Premium article - 17 October 2008

An increase in Eastern European and Russian cases has prompted the ICC court to create a new case management team in Paris.

20-20 version of arbitration allows cricket tournament to begin

Premium article - 17 October 2008

A group of London barristers has succeeded in arbitrating a dispute over cricket's most richly rewarded tournament, the Stanford Super Series, in a little over a month.

Claim surfaces against Papua New Guinea

Premium article - 17 October 2008

A US businessman is bringing a US$50 million claim against Papua New Guinea over unpaid commission, it emerged this week.

CCIAG founder promotes role of in-house counsel

Premium article - 17 October 2008

The founder of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group is to give a speech in Sydney outlining how better involvement by in-house counsel can help streamline arbitration.

Thomas Wälde 1949-2008

Premium article - 15 October 2008

A series of heartfelt tributes have followed the unexpected death of Thomas Wälde, aged 59.

Czech Republic loses Paris appeal

Premium article - 15 October 2008

A Croatian business owner is a step closer to collecting from the Czech Republic after the Paris appeal court rejected the state's attempt to challenge the award.

Azerbaijan seeks to dismiss claim over bribery allegation

Premium article - 15 October 2008

Azerbaijan hopes that a US$300 million Energy Charter Treaty claim against it will soon be at an end after one of the claimant's witnesses apparently admitted paying the state bribes.

Modelo launches arbitration against parent

Premium article - 15 October 2008

A Mexican subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch is to request arbitration against the US brewer in protest at its merger with Belgian-Brazilian company InBev.

Do weak Latin American decisions get too much press?

Premium article - 15 October 2008

IBA conference edition. An IBA panel this week suggested that it might be better to focus more on improving support for arbitration in Latin America, rather than one-off rulings.

ICSID flawed but invaluable, says roundtable

Premium article - 15 October 2008

IBA conference edition. A group of eminent arbitration specialists agreed this morning that ICSID remains a key part of the arbitration system, despite significant flaws and claimants' growing preference for other fora.