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PDVSA pursues Paraguay for unpaid debt

Monday, 25 July 2016


Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA has filed an ICC claim against its Paraguayan counterpart Petropar as it looks recover US$265 million in unpaid debt.

Ecuador settles with Chevron over court delay

Monday, 25 July 2016

The Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito, Ecuador's capital

Ecuador has paid US$112 million to Chevron to honour a five-year-old investment treaty award that compensated the oil company for delays in the country’s court system.

Crystallex funder backs Colombia claim

Monday, 25 July 2016

Páramo in Colombia

A New York private equity firm that reaped a record return by financing an ICSID case against Venezuela has agreed to fund a Canadian mining company’s looming treaty claim against Colombia.

Shell takes on Philippines over back taxes

Friday, 22 July 2016

The Malampaya project

The Philippines is facing an ICSID claim brought by Royal Dutch Shell over tax bills of US$1.1 billion that were retrospectively imposed on the country’s only natural gas project.

McArbitration back on the menu

Friday, 22 July 2016

McDonald's in India

An LCIA claim initiated by McDonald’s against its former Indian joint venture partner is back on track, after a court in Delhi lifted an anti-arbitration injunction.

IMF chief to stand trial over Tapie Affair after appeal fails

Friday, 22 July 2016

Christine Lagarde at the New York Stock Exchange in 2008, the year of the arbitral award

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will stand trial for her role in referring Bernard Tapie’s dispute with the French government to arbitration, after her appeal to France's top court failed.

ZRP promotes in Bucharest

Friday, 22 July 2016

Alina Tugearu

Romanian firm Zamfirescu Racoți & Partners has promoted disputes specialist Alina Tugearu to the partnership in Bucharest as of 1 July.

Eni fails to win price cut from GasTerra

Thursday, 21 July 2016


A Hague-seated tribunal has refused to grant Italian energy group Eni a downward price revision to a long-term gas contract with GasTerra, prompting the Dutch trader to start a fresh arbitration and seize €1 billion assets owned by Eni’s Amsterdam operation.

Niko tribunal asserts priority over Bangladesh courts

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh

An ICSID tribunal hearing a Canadian-owned oil and gas company’s claims against two Bangladeshi state entities has said it has exclusive jurisdiction over the dispute, after a local court issued an injunction to prevent payment for gas deliveries.

Russia’s athletes fall at CAS hurdle

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Rasul Dabo of Portugal and Sergey Shubenkov of Russia during the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations banning Russian athletes from competing at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal.

Gentium Law founder supports UN leadership bid

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Parish and Jeremic

The founder of Gentium Law in Geneva, Matthew Parish, is combining his international arbitration practice with a role as chief political adviser to one of the European candidates to become UN secretary general after Ban-Ki moon's term concludes at the end of the year.

Noteworthy strides at UNCITRAL

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The United Nations headquarters in New York

The latest session of the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law saw the adoption of revised Notes on Organising Arbitral Proceedings, updated for the first time in 20 years, a discussion of future work and the launch of a guide to the New York Convention.

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