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Canada held liable over blocked quarry project

Monday, 30 March 2015

The dispute concerned a proposed quarry in Nova Scotia

US investors have won a NAFTA claim against Canada over the rejection of their bid to build a quarry and marine terminal in the province of Nova Scotia – as a dissenting arbitrator warns of the award’s chilling effect on environmental policy.

Hourani brothers bring new claim against Kazakhstan

Monday, 30 March 2015

Astana, administrative capital of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is facing another ICSID claim by relatives of the recently deceased Rakhat Aliyev, former son-in-law to the country’s president, this time over the alleged expropriation of a pharmaceuticals plant.

UK settles e-Borders dispute

Monday, 30 March 2015

UK border

The United Kingdom has settled a five-year dispute with the US’s Raytheon Systems over a cancelled electronic immigration system – weeks after the defence contractor’s LCIA award against the government was overturned in London.

Modi's India threatened with second claim over back taxes

Friday, 27 March 2015

Cairn India's operations are in the desert in Rajahstan

After Cairn Energy issued a notice of dispute against India earlier this month, the buyer of its Indian subsidiary has also threatened investment treaty arbitration over the state's retrospective tax demands.

Conoco tribunal in chaos as case enters damages phase

Friday, 27 March 2015

Yves Fortier and Kenneth Keith

Venezuela is attempting to disqualify the president of the tribunal hearing its dispute with ConocoPhillips for the second time – as ICSID’s secretary-general considers its third challenge against the oil company’s appointed arbitrator and the last spot on the tribunal remains vacant.

GAR Live returns to London – twice

Free article Friday, 27 March 2015

London

GAR Live is returning to London twice in May – book by 9am on Monday, London time, to benefit from an early bird discount.

Total files against Uganda

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, where some of Total's oil blocks are located

Uganda has been hit with an ICSID claim by French oil company Total, weeks after it won an UNCITRAL case brought by Canada’s Heritage Oil over a US$400 million tax levy on oil and gas operations.

Eder resigns from bench to return to Essex Court Chambers

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Eder in Mauritius

Bernard Eder is to step down from the High Court bench after only four years and return to full-time international arbitration practice at Essex Court Chambers in London.

Hogan Lovells hires in Holland

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Alfred Hoogveld

A Dutch arbitration specialist who has spent most of his career in Paris has joined Hogan Lovells to help build the firm’s practice in Amsterdam.

Conflict over conflicts in Bahrain

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Nassib Ziade reports to the conflicts panel

A meeting of the heads of arbitral institutions and leading arbitration specialists in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain saw disagreement over the role of institutions in regulating and policing conflicts of interest.

El-Kosheri honoured on Arab soil

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Nassib Ziade with Ahmed El-Kosheri and his wife

On the eve of the IFCAI conference in Manama, the BCDR-AAA held a ceremony and dinner to mark the lifetime achievement of Egyptian arbitrator Ahmed El-Kosheri, who has already received a GAR lifetime achievement award.

Asian telecoms dispute goes to LCIA

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

picture

Japan’s largest telecommunications company, NTT Docomo, has filed a billion-dollar LCIA claim against India’s Tata Group, it has emerged.

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