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Swedish uranium ban triggers ECT threat

UPDATED WITH COUNSEL: An Australian company has threatened Sweden with an Energy Charter Treaty claim over a ban on the mining of uranium.

Native American tribe fails in challenge to New York casino award

A US court has upheld an American Arbitration Association award that ordered a Native American tribe to pay over US$1 billion in casino revenues to the State of New York over the next five years.

Ukraine’s ICJ claim against Russia clears hurdle

The International Court of Justice has ruled it can hear claims by Ukraine concerning Russia’s alleged support of terrorism in eastern Ukraine and mistreatment of non-Russian communities in Crimea.

Hogan Lovells partner leaves to set up Paris boutique

Carmen Núñez-Lagos has left the partnership at Hogan Lovells to set up her own boutique in Paris where she will focus on her work as an arbitrator.

  • Egypt’s top court defines arbitral institutions

    The Egyptian Court of Cassation has set out criteria defining what qualifies as an arbitral institution – as it ruled on a case involving the centre which issued an US$18 billion “sham” award against Chevron.

  • Hong Kong oil tycoon loses bankruptcy appeal

    The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has upheld a bankruptcy order against the former chairman of a local petroleum company after concluding that a US$30 million debt he owes to a Vietnamese government-owned entity was not covered by a SIAC arbitration clause.

  • Fear of the unknown – overcoming resistance to ‘new’ damages models

    After the adoption of a "novel" damages model caused controversy in the Tethyan v Pakistan case, a panel at GAR Live Advanced Damages Workshop explored how best to make a tribunal comfortable with lesser-known models and asked whether labels such as "modern" might be counterproductive.

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Dutch court sets aside PDVSA award because of corruption

The Court of Appeal in The Hague has set aside an ICC award against a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil and gas company PDVSA on the ground that the underlying contract was procured through corruption.

Pakistan settles billion-dollar award without payment

Pakistan’s prime minister has announced a settlement with a Turkish energy company which will see the state avoid paying any part of an ICSID award worth US$1 billion, resolving a dispute that had seen the claimant face allegations of corruption.

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