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A Swiss investment firm that manages assets for Angola’s sovereign wealth fund has threatened an investment treaty claim against Mauritius over the suspension of the business licences of its seven private equity funds in the Indian Ocean state.
The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Centre, MARC, has unveiled innovative new rules as the first Mauritius Arbitration Week, chaired by Neil Kaplan QC, gets underway.
Jonathan Sutcliffe has joined K&L Gates in Dubai after five years as partner at Baker Botts’ office in the emirate.
After more than three years as head of Baker McKenzie’s California arbitration practice, Maria Chedid has returned to Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer as a partner in the San Francisco office.
A subsidiary of a Spanish construction company has launched an ICSID claim worth more than US$100 million against Peru over delays to a project to improve a stretch of the Pan-American Highway – as the state is put on notice of another potential claim worth US$590 million by energy investors who say they were victimised by the country’s scandal-hit former president.
Twelve years after the dispute first came to ICSID, an ad hoc committee has upheld a US$48 million award in favour of Chilean mining company Quiborax against Bolivia – finding that the tribunal’s decision to order the suspension of domestic criminal proceedings was not a basis for annulment.
A conference at Christ Church, Oxford, on the interplay between the New York Convention and European Union law was dominated by discussion of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s ruling in Achmea – with suggestions that it could bite in relation to commercial arbitration as well as investor-state arbitration.
As the confrontation between the EU and ISDS intensifies, GAR reports on recent developments in the Micula brothers' battle to collect on their ICSID award against Romania, including a long-awaited hearing before an EU court and the unfreezing of bank accounts in Luxembourg.
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