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UK court sides with Guaidó in gold battle

In a blow to Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, a London court has ruled that the UK government “unequivocally” recognises Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president in a battle for control of the state's gold reserves held by the Bank of England.

Hague panel finds India cannot prosecute Italian marines

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ruled that India must cease to exercise criminal jurisdiction over two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen in the Indian Ocean eight years ago but that the state is entitled to compensation from Italy over the incident.

Azerbaijan hit with claim over oilfield sale

A Georgian businessman has filed an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Azerbaijan, seeking more than US$700 million in compensation over alleged interference by the state energy company leading up to the sale of his stake in an oil and gas field.

Hanessian goes solo in New York

Grant Hanessian, the former global head of international arbitration at Baker McKenzie, has left the firm after 33 years to establish a practice as an independent arbitrator in New York.

  • VIAC issues protocol on remote hearings

    The Vienna International Arbitration Centre has issued the Vienna Protocol – a practical checklist for remote hearings held during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Libya held liable over civil war disruption

    An ICSID tribunal has ordered Libya to pay €74 million in damages to an Austrian construction company over infrastructure projects that were disrupted by the country's civil war.

  • Betto faces criminal inquiry after Paris Bar sanction

    Prominent French arbitration lawyer Jean-Georges Betto is reportedly facing a criminal investigation for alleged sexual and moral harassment, months after being sanctioned by the Paris Bar Council over inappropriate behaviour towards employees at his law firm.

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Undisclosed expert ties prove fatal to ICSID award

Spain has persuaded an ICSID committee to annul a €128 million award in favour of a solar power investor on the basis of arbitrator Stanimir Alexandrov’s failure to disclose a longstanding professional relationship with one of the claimant’s expert witnesses from the Brattle Group.

ICSID panel rescinds security for costs order

An ICSID tribunal has rescinded an order requiring the administrator of an insolvent German company to pay security for costs to proceed with a third-party funded claim against Turkmenistan – as a dissenting arbitrator warns the decision undermines the integrity of investor-state arbitration.

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