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Czech electricity company recovers damages from Bulgaria

Premium article - 06 February 2009

An ICC tribunal in Paris has ordered Bulgaria to pay a Czech electricity company €4.3 million out of €8.6 million claimed, ending a privatisation dispute that raised questions over whether government agencies can be liable for a state's actions.

Two decisions, same result - class action waivers overruled

Premium article - 06 February 2009

Appeal courts in the US and Canada have allowed consumer class actions to go ahead despite contractual clauses that compel them to enter into individual arbitration.

Jennifer Smith to manage Baker Botts litigation group

Premium article - 06 February 2009

Baker Botts has given Jennifer Smith - a senior international arbitration specialist - a managerial role in its 250-strong litigation group.

Round table addresses investment arbitration and the global downturn

Premium article - 06 February 2009

Are the problems in financial markets going to induce a wave of treaty arbitrations? How do you value loss in a recession? Those and other questions will be tackled soon at a round table in London.

New chair for CCIAG after first annual event

Premium article - 04 February 2009

Andrew Clarke of Esso UK has been named the new chair of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group, replacing Jean-Claude Najar, who was appointed an honorary founder and director for life.

US signs "Choice of Court" convention

Premium article - 04 February 2009

One of the last acts of the Bush administration was to sign The Hague Convention on Choice of Courts Agreements.

Canada sides with US against indigenous claimant

Premium article - 04 February 2009

The Canadian government has intervened in support of the US in a long-running NAFTA Chapter 11 case brought by an aboriginal Canadian tobacco manufacturer.

ICC to hold roundtable in Dubai

Premium article - 04 February 2009

The ICC has announced a roundtable to coincide with the IBA arbitration day in Dubai.

Special rate for PLI event

Premium article - 04 February 2009

Reader offer. Global Arbitration Review readers can benefit from a special rate at a forthcoming international arbitration event in New York, focused on India and pharmaceutical disputes. The event is chaired by John Fellas of our editorial board.

Russia-Ukraine gas dispute goes to Stockholm

Premium article - 02 February 2009

The Russian-Ukranian gas dispute has morphed into a complex set of arbitral claims at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce - as many as six are in play - making it a potentially major instruction for one international firm.