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Beechey to step down from ICC role

Thursday, 28 August 2014

John Beechey

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is searching for a new president to replace John Beechey, who will retire from the role next year.

Unbuilt Indian townships lead to ICC claim

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Turner CEO Nicholas Billotti and Sahara chairman Subrata Roy announcing the joint venture in 2012

One of the US’s largest construction groups is pursuing an ICC claim over the failure of a joint venture to build a series of townships in India.

Czech Republic declares end to blood plasma saga

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Diag supplied blood plasma

The Czech Republic says an arbitral review process has brought an end to an 18-year dispute with blood plasma supplier Diag Human – but the parties have issued conflicting statements about the outcome.

US defeats another pharma claim

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Canada's largest pharmaceutical company, Apotex, has lost another NAFTA claim against the United States – this time concerning a ban on products from two of its facilities.

LCIA arbitrator backtracks in Ukraine mall dispute

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Sky Mall, Kiev

A sole arbitrator at the LCIA has upheld a company’s right to acquire control of a Ukrainian shopping centre, after the English High Court invited him to reconsider an earlier finding.

Canadian firm recruits former UN human rights official

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Louise Arbour

A former United Nations high commissioner for human rights who led the prosecution of Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic has joined Borden Ladner Gervais as counsel in Montreal.

St Lucia wins security at ICSID

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

St Lucia's capital, Castries

An ICSID tribunal has ordered US oil company RSM to pay security for costs in a claim against St Lucia, in what is thought to be the first decision of its kind.

ICC panel finds against Bolivian entity

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The El Mutún iron ore project

An ICC panel has ordered a Bolivian state entity to pay US$22.5 million to a subsidiary of India’s Jindal Steel & Power, while a second arbitration over the same iron ore project continues.

Miner withdraws Indonesia copper claim

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The port of the Batu Hijau mine on Sumbawa, Indonesia

Subsidiaries of US and Japanese mining companies have withdrawn an ICSID claim against Indonesia, only a month after it was filed.

ICC to hear treaty claim against Cyprus

Friday, 22 August 2014

Branch of FBME Bank in Cyprus

Lebanese investors have filed a treaty claim against Cyprus at the ICC over the seizure of their local banking assets in the wake of money laundering allegations.

Season of settlements at ICSID

Friday, 22 August 2014


Bolivia says it has reached a deal to resolve a long-running dispute at ICSID, where a spate of other cases have recently been settled or discontinued.

Latvia risks renewables claim

Thursday, 21 August 2014

wind farm

A Cypriot investor has threatened to sue Latvia under the Energy Charter Treaty over delays to an offshore wind farm project.

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