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GAR-CIArb index of seats - have your say on where should get top ratings

GAR-CIArb index of seats - have your say on where should get top ratings

18 October 2017

Time is running out to have your say on who gets an AAA, AA, or A rating in the GAR-CIArb index of seats. The survey uses the CIArb's "London Principles" as a yardstick.

Transparency grows as confidentiality diminishes?

Transparency grows as confidentiality diminishes?

18 October 2017

The Mauritius Convention’s entry into force today triggered a discussion at the UNCITRAL Asia-Pacific Judicial Summit in Hong Kong about the growing importance placed on transparency in investor-state arbitration and lessening emphasis on confidentiality by private parties.

ICSID registers claim against Gambia over offshore oil licences

ICSID registers claim against Gambia over offshore oil licences

18 October 2017

ICSID has registered a claim brought by London-based oil company African Petroleum against Gambia for failing to renew its licences to explore for oil in two offshore blocks after they lapsed in 2016.

Mauritius Convention ushers in new era

Mauritius Convention ushers in new era

18 October 2017

The Mauritius Convention on Transparency has entered into force today after being ratified by Mauritius, Canada and Switzerland – meaning a commitment to transparency will become part of the treaty-based investor-state dispute settlement regime of these three states.

From SIAC to the LCIA to the ICC: another institutional role for Indian lawyer

From SIAC to the LCIA to the ICC: another institutional role for Indian lawyer

18 October 2017

A former counsel at SIAC and director and registrar of LCIA India Ajay Thomas has obtained a role at yet another major arbitral institution as vice-chair of the ICC India Arbitration Group.

Ecuador in treaty U-turn‎ under new leader?

Ecuador in treaty U-turn‎ under new leader?

17 October 2017

Following the election of Lenin ‎Moreno as president this April, Ecuador looks set to renegotiate its bilateral investment treaties and - it has been suggested - could even readopt the ICSID Convention.

Former Allen & Gledhill partner opens firm in Singapore

Former Allen & Gledhill partner opens firm in Singapore

17 October 2017

A former partner at Allen & Gledhill and head of dispute resolution at Straits Law Practice has formed his own boutique in Singapore, which will handle corporate, shareholder and commodity disputes relating to India and Indonesia especially.

Milan chamber head to lead federation of institutions

Milan chamber head to lead federation of institutions

17 October 2017

Stefano Azzali, chair of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, has taken over as president of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions, which met yesterday during Hong Kong Arbitration Week.

Engineering company seeks to recover from Tanzania in DC

Engineering company seeks to recover from Tanzania in DC

17 October 2017

The British engineering company behind a recent plane seizure in Montreal has applied to a Washington, DC, court to enforce UK and Dutch money judgments against Tanzania in its latest bid to secure over US$41 million owed under arbitral awards from 2009 and 2010.

Poland to face claim over wind farms

Poland to face claim over wind farms

16 October 2017

A US renewable energy group has threatened Poland with an investment treaty claim in a dispute over wind farm contracts it says cost it US$700 million.