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Another Crimea panel in place at the PCA

Another Crimea panel in place at the PCA

Premium article - 19 August 2016

An UNCITRAL tribunal has been formed to hear the first investment treaty claim by a Ukrainian state entity arising from Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, as hearings take place in similar cases brought by private investors at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Wood focuses on inter-state disputes in Lalive Lecture

Wood focuses on inter-state disputes in Lalive Lecture

Premium article - 12 August 2016

The choice between arbitration and permanent courts to resolve the rising number of inter-state disputes was the subject of this year’s Lalive Lecture, delivered by Sir Michael Wood, the former principal legal adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office who now practises from 20 Essex Street in London. Lalive associate Tessa Hayes reports.

South China Sea tribunal favours Philippines

South China Sea tribunal favours Philippines

Premium article - 12 July 2016

One of the most politically sensitive international arbitrations to date, over maritime rights in the South China Sea, has ended with a ruling in favour of the Philippines, as China continues to reject the case's legitimacy.

China rejects UNCLOS award

China rejects UNCLOS award

Premium article - 12 July 2016

In a statement today, China declared the award in the South China Sea arbitration to be “null and void” with “no binding force” and said that it would not accept or recognise the decision.

Lithuania loses to Gazprom in Stockholm

Lithuania loses to Gazprom in Stockholm

Premium article - 23 June 2016

Lithuania has failed in an attempt to secure almost US$2 billion in compensation, after a tribunal in Stockholm rejected arguments that Gazprom as the state's monopoly gas supplier charged “unfair prices”.

Bulgaria faces payout in nuclear plant dispute

Bulgaria faces payout in nuclear plant dispute

Premium article - 16 June 2016

Russian state-owned nuclear company Atomstroyexport has won €550 million plus interest from Bulgaria’s national electricity company, after a five-year-long dispute that went to ICC arbitration in Geneva.

Russian republic brings treaty claim against Ukraine

Russian republic brings treaty claim against Ukraine

Premium article - 05 May 2016

The Russian republic of Tatarstan has filed a US$300 million treaty claim against Ukraine over the state’s alleged complicity in the takeover of an oil refinery, as claims brought against Russia by Ukrainian investors in Crimea progress in The Hague.

India ordered to send Italian marine home

India ordered to send Italian marine home

Premium article - 04 May 2016

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ordered that an Italian marine detained in India for more than four years should be allowed to return home out of “considerations of humanity”, pending the outcome of a sensitive inter-state arbitration relating to the killing of two fishermen.

Croatia boycotts hearing on implications of Sekolec scandal

Croatia boycotts hearing on implications of Sekolec scandal

Premium article - 18 March 2016

Croatia has not attended the latest hearing in what it says is an irreversibly compromised border arbitration with Slovenia, instead pressing its position with the United Nations that the dispute should be resolved through bilateral talks.

Naftogaz threatens treaty claim over Crimea

Naftogaz threatens treaty claim over Crimea

Premium article - 22 February 2016

Ukraine’s national gas company has threatened to bring an investment treaty claim against Russia over the seizure of its assets in Crimea – adding to the list of disputes arising from the Russian annexation of the peninsula in 2014.