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Malaysia prevails against Singapore

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Singapore-Johore causeway in British Malaya, linking modern day Malaysia and Singapore across the Straits of Johor

Malaysia has won an inter-state dispute with Singapore at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague concerning a billion-dollar tax on land formerly occupied by Malayan Railways.

Myanmar brewery feud ends in buyout

Friday, 31 October 2014

Myanmar Beer

In a decision that will be of interest to investors in Myanmar’s nascent market, a two-member SIAC tribunal has permitted a conglomerate run by the country’s military to buy out its Singaporean joint venture partner in the national brewery.

Belarus court enforces SCC award

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk

A Lithuanian conglomerate has been granted permission to enforce an SCC award in Belarus, after the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the assignment of an arbitration clause.

Justice Allsop to give keynote at GAR Live Sydney

Friday, 31 October 2014

Sydney Harbour Bridge

GAR Live Sydney will take place in just over a week, kicking off with a keynote speech by James Leslie Bain Allsop AO, chief justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

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


CORRECTED: 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.

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