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Happy 50th birthday ICSID

Friday, 27 February 2015

Aron Broches looks on as the World Bank's then-president, George Woods, signs the ICSID Convention in 1965

The IBA International Arbitration Day in Washington, DC, today marks 50 years of ICSID, created through the Washington (or ICSID) Convention of 1965.

World Health Organization weighs in on tobacco case

Friday, 27 February 2015

World Health Organization Executive Board Room, Geneva

An ICSID tribunal has allowed the World Health Organization to file an amicus curiae brief in a long-running dispute between tobacco company Philip Morris and the Uruguayan government over regulations on cigarette packaging.

GAR Awards 2015 - pictures in full

Friday, 27 February 2015


Click below for the full photo coverage of the 5th annual GAR Awards ceremony at the W Hotel in Washington DC.

Williams & Connolly promotes in Washington

Friday, 27 February 2015

CJ Mahoney

Washington, DC-based litigation firm Williams & Connolly has promoted associate and Yale arbitration lecturer CJ Mahoney to partner.

GAR Awards 2015 – the winners

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The GAR Awards

The announcement of a new GAR 30 leader was just the start of last night's GAR Awards in snow-covered Washington, DC. Who were the other winners?

American exceptionals

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Charles N Brower and Stephen M Schwebel

Last night’s GAR Awards in Washington, DC, saw US arbitrator Charles N Brower receive a lifetime achievement award as well as a tribute from another leading American figure in international law, Judge Stephen Schwebel.

GAR 30 revealed

Thursday, 26 February 2015


Global Arbitration Review has published its annual ranking of the world’s busiest international arbitration practices, with a new firm taking the number one spot for the first time.

GAR Awards 2015 – in pictures

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Standing ovation for lifetime achievement award winner Charles N Brower

We provide a selection of photographs from the fifth annual GAR Awards dinner, including pictures of the winners, their acceptance speeches and distinguished guests.

GAR Awards reception – in pictures

Thursday, 26 February 2015


Derains & Gharavi welcomed guests to the fifth annual GAR Awards with a champagne reception at the W Hotel in Washington, DC, before the awards dinner.

UK court refuses to enforce Cairo centre award set aside in Egypt

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


In the latest proceeding arising from a dispute over an airport concession that has played out in several forums, an English judge has said that a Cairo centre award against the Egyptian government that was set aside by a court of that state, is not enforceable in England and Wales under the New York Convention.

Putting the toothpaste back in the tube and other problems of longterm gas pricing contracts

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Speakers at GAR Live Paris discussed the problems associated with long term gas pricing contracts and lessons they have learnt on how to best adjust them to new market conditions.

Latham promotes in London

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Charles Claypoole

Latham & Watkins has promoted public international law and investment arbitration specialist Charles Claypoole to partner in its London office.

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