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Latin-American theme to recent moves

Premium article - 01 September 2008

Latin America provides the common thread to a series of recent announcements from international arbitration groups.

Adriana Batan

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Company: Techint Engineering & Construction CompaniesTitle: General counselAge: 40

Libananco tribunal rules on intercepted e-mails

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An ICSID tribunal has refused to penalise Turkey for conducting surveillance on a claimant and its counsel, but has insisted the state separate the activities of criminal authorities from an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration.

Argentina expected to exploit kickback scandal

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Argentina is expected to use the evolving corruption scandal at Siemens as grounds to challenge a US$300 million ICSID award.

ConocoPhillips tribunal constituted

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Kenneth Keith QC of New Zealand will chair the tribunal hearing ConocoPhillips’ ICSID claim against Venezuela over the nationalisation of its oil assets in the Orinoco belt.

Bolivia wins again on foreign assets rulings

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A US federal judge has restored funds to Bolivian telecoms company Entel, after ruling they were improperly awarded to the company’s foreign investors.

Tribunal refuses jurisdiction over DRC case

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An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a US company’s claim against the Democratic Republic of Congo because it falls outside the US-Congolese bilateral investment treaty.

Biwater-Gauff claim ends in hollow victory

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A tribunal has declined to award any damages to Anglo-German investor Biwater-Gauff in its ICSID claim over a failed water privatisation project.

Helnan counsel disappointed at contradictory ICSID award

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An ICSID tribunal has ruled against hotel company Helnan in its claim against Egypt, despite agreeing that the state’s conduct was "suspicious".

Nicaragua requests arbitration at ICSID

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Nicaragua has become one of the first governments to initiate arbitration at ICSID in a dispute with a Spanish hotel group.