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Counsel in place for claims against Tanzania

Two Australian and Canadian mining companies have turned to the same law firm as they prepare to file investment treaty claims against Tanzania over its revocation of licences for their projects in the country.

Spain tries to topple Tawil

Spain has applied to disqualify Argentine arbitrator Guido Tawil from hearing one of the many claims it faces over renewable energy reforms – citing his repeat appointments by investors in such cases and his dissent from decisions where the state has escaped liability.

London court enforces Ukrainian gas award

The Commercial Court in London has upheld the enforcement of a US$147 million Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award against Ukraine’s biggest oil and gas producer – despite the arbitration agreement being signed by the award creditor’s now defunct predecessor.

Delos updates covid-19 checklist

GAR Award-winning arbitral body Delos Dispute Resolution has updated its checklist on holding in-person arbitrations and mediation hearings during the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in particular to address a situation where one side wants to proceed with a case and the other to delay it.

  • Panama hit with second treaty claim over canal project

    An Italian construction group has made good on a threatened US$2.2 billion ICSID claim against Panama over its work expanding the Panama Canal – the second treaty claim filed over the project which has also given rise to ICC cases worth around US$6 billion.

  • London court holds first virtual trial in Kazakh enforcement dispute

    In response to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the High Court in London has broadcast a virtual trial on YouTube for the first time in its history – as a group of Moldovan creditors attempt to enforce a US$541 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Kazakhstan.

  • Seoul protocol on video conferencing unveiled

    A new Seoul Protocol on Video Conferencing in International Arbitration, published by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, offers guidance that could be useful for those holding virtual hearings and meetings from lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kaplan: How we must adapt to covid-19

Arbitrator Neil Kaplan QC discusses how tribunals and institutions will have to adapt to the new era of social distancing ushered in by the coronavirus pandemic, calling for greater use of video conferencing and flexibility when it comes to compensating arbitrators for delayed cases.

Kyrgyzstan brings in new team to defend investor claims

A new co-counsel team has taken over Kyrgyzstan’s defence in four pending UNCITRAL cases worth a combined US$442 million, brought by investors in the telecoms, hydropower and metallurgical sectors.



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