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Georgia faces third claim over electricity tariffs

Georgia faces third claim over electricity tariffs

17 August 2017

UPDATED. Two Dutch energy companies have filed for ICSID arbitration against Georgia over electricity tariffs, adding to related commercial claims already filed at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

New Zealand body appoints new leaders

New Zealand body appoints new leaders

17 August 2017

The Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand - AMINZ - has appointed two female practitioners with experience of working at GAR 30 firms to its governing council, as the group prepares to co-host a major arbitration event in New Zealand next year.

Petrobras takes on Uruguay over gas supplies

Petrobras takes on Uruguay over gas supplies

17 August 2017

Two gas distributors controlled by troubled Brazilian state energy company Petrobras have filed for arbitration against Uruguay over the rising cost of importing gas from Argentina.

"Intersex" athletes await CAS ruling

"Intersex" athletes await CAS ruling

17 August 2017

Caster Semenya, the South African long distance runner who won her third gold medal at the World Athletics Championship in London on Sunday, is among several hyperandrogenous athletes who will find out next month if a panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport will strike out regulations that would force them to take hormone suppressants or quit athletics.

Venezuela faces annulment bid in trust case

Venezuela faces annulment bid in trust case

17 August 2017

A Barbadian trust manager has applied to annul an ICSID award rejecting its US$400 million claim against Venezuela - arguing that the tribunal erred when it concluded that a trustee lacked jurisdiction to bring a claim.

US court hears challenge to SIAC "gag order"

US court hears challenge to SIAC "gag order"

16 August 2017

Japanese electronics company Sharp has asked a US court to block a SIAC emergency arbitrator's confidentiality order prohibiting public discussion of an arbitration with a Chinese licensee - which it says breaches its right to free speech under the US Constitution.

"Tense" NAFTA talks begin in DC

"Tense" NAFTA talks begin in DC

16 August 2017

As officials from the US, Canada and Mexico embark on the first round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, GAR speaks to practitioners about the states' positions on the investment chapter and investor-state dispute settlement provisions.

Unsunny outcome for Algerian solar power plant claimant

Unsunny outcome for Algerian solar power plant claimant

16 August 2017

An ICC International Court of Arbitration tribunal has dismissed claims worth over €100 million in relation to a terminated project to build the first integrated solar module plant in Algeria.

Lesotho award set aside in Singapore

Lesotho award set aside in Singapore

15 August 2017

An investment treaty award won by South African claimants against the tiny neighbouring kingdom of Lesotho for a denial of justice in a dispute over mining interests has become the first merits award ever set aside in Singapore.

Hughes Hubbard partner to chair CPR committee

Hughes Hubbard partner to chair CPR committee

15 August 2017

The International Institute for the Conflict Prevention and Resolution has made Hagit Elul, a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York, the new chair of its arbitration committee.