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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

Friday, 27 March 2015


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


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

France's top court cements award

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


The French Court of Cassation has rejected an attempt to overturn an ICC award issued four years ago in a €574 million dispute between Portuguese and Irish shareholders in a cement company.

Venezuela seeks to annul award over Caribbean airport

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Isla de Margarita, in the Caribbean Sea, where the airport is located

Venezuela has applied to annul a US$36 million ICSID award holding the state liable for the expropriation of an airport project and subsequent denial of justice.

BLP adds Hong Kong team

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Glenn Haley and Geoff Shaw

Berwin Leighton Paisner has gained its first international arbitration practitioners in Hong Kong after hiring from local construction boutique Haley & Co.

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