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Will Juncker junk ISDS?

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Parliament in Strasbourg has voted in the new European commissioners chosen by president-elect Jean- Claude Juncker; he has said that his commission “will not accept that the jurisdiction of courts in the EU member states be limited by special regimes for investor-to-state disputes”.

Venezuela seeks revision of Exxon award

Thursday, 30 October 2014


Venezuela has won a provisional stay of enforcement of a US$1.6 billion ICSID award in favour of ExxonMobil, following the US oil company’s swift move to get it recognised in New York.

Bryan Cave builds in New York

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Emma Lindsay

Emma Lindsay, a former member of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s international arbitration team, has joined Bryan Cave as counsel in New York.

Scotland’s Malone goes it alone

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Brandon Malone

The chairman of the board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, Brandon Malone, has set up his own firm in Edinburgh.

Rosneft shuns traditional seats over sanctions

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


UPDATED. Russia’s largest oil company, Rosneft, is reportedly planning to refuse to arbitrate in countries that have imposed sanctions against the state.

Honduran award blocked in US

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hurricane Mitch

A court in Washington, DC, has refused to enforce a US$51 million award against Honduras that arose from a contract to help rebuild the Central American state in the wake of a hurricane.

Slovakia denies treaty benefits to US investor

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Bratislava, capital of Slovakia

The Slovak government has sought to block a potential treaty claim by a US investor that says it has suffered a denial of justice as a result of a 15-year court case.

Kyrgyzstan ordered to pay Latvian bank investor

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Valeri Belokon wearing a Blackpool FC tie

Latvian businessman and Blackpool Football Club president Valeri Belokon has won US$16.5 million in a treaty claim against Kyrgyzstan over its treatment of a bank implicated in a fraud investigation by state authorities.

Are party-appointed experts a waste of time?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Judges James Spigelman QC, Hilary Heilbron QC and Gary Born

The latest GAR Live Hong Kong saw a debate on the role of expert witnesses in international arbitration, with one side seeking to convince a sceptical audience that the party appointment of experts should be abandoned.

Allen & Overy hires in Madrid

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Virginia Allan

Virginia Allan, a US lawyer with ICSID experience, has joined Allen & Overy’s litigation and arbitration team as counsel in Madrid.

Belize court weighs Fortier award

Monday, 27 October 2014

Belize Supreme Court

A court in Belize is considering whether to enforce an award for US$18 million plus interest rendered against the Belizean government by an LCIA tribunal chaired by Canada’s Yves Fortier QC.


Monday, 27 October 2014

iPhone 6 came on sale in New York as a GAR Live panel discussed innovation in arbitration

As Apple launched the state-of-the-art iPhone 6 at its flagship New York store in September, a GAR Live panel just a few blocks down Fifth Avenue was examining innovations to make arbitration smarter.

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