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Interim relief denied in Burkina Faso mining dispute

An ICC tribunal has rejected a request for interim measures from a group of companies owned by Romanian-Australian businessman Frank Timis in a US$4 billion dispute with Burkina Faso over one of the world’s largest manganese mines.

Ecuador hit by claim over tax measures

The operator of a major Ecuadorean oil pipeline has filed for arbitration against the government in a dispute over tax measures.

Will the post-Pledge field be pale, stale and female?

Two years after the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, delegates at GAR Live London considered whether the current focus on gender diversity in international arbitration needs to be accompanied by equal attention to ethnic and socioeconomic diversity for real change to be achieved.

GAR Live London – in pictures

GAR Live London was held at Allen & Overy’s city centre office on 10 May.

  • Solving the diversity problem

    The latest conference of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law in Washington, DC critically examined the lack of diversity and inclusion in international arbitration and explored potential solutions.

  • Spain defeated in first intra-EU ICSID award since Achmea

    COUNSEL AND AWARD ADDED. Spain has been ordered to pay €64.5 million following another defeat in an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration arising from reforms to its renewable power sector, with the tribunal also ruling that that the recent judgment in Achmea does not apply to multilateral treaties like the ECT.

  • KazMunayGas can continue enforcement efforts, rules court

    The Commercial Court in London has ruled that a subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil and gas company can continue its efforts to enforce a US$200 million award against assets held by a former director accused of dissipating assets – while other enforcement efforts continue around the world.

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Achmea: through the looking glass

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.

After Achmea, all eyes on Micula

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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The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2018

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Business Valuation in Countries Without Developed Financial Markets

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Construction Arbitration in East Africa

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3rd Annual GAR Live Stockholm

3rd Annual GAR Live Stockholm

Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Brunnsgatan 2, 111 38 Stockholm, Sweden

5th Annual GAR Live Frankfurt

5th Annual GAR Live Frankfurt

Taunusanlage 11, 60329 Frankfurt am Main

4th Annual GAR Live Energy Disputes

4th Annual GAR Live Energy Disputes

St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR, United Kingdom

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