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India fighting UNCITRAL claims

Two UNCITRAL arbitrations filed against India last year - by Japanese carmaker Nissan and a United Arab Emirates investment authority – are now under way‎, while the state is facing a new claim from a Mauritian investor in a special economic zone.

Colombia faces second telecoms claim

Spain's Telefónica has made good on its threat to bring an ICSID claim against Colombia over the reversion of its assets in a telecoms concession – while another treaty claim filed by Mexican telecoms group América Móvil over the same measures continues.

ICCA announces new leaders ahead of Sydney

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration - ICCA - has announced five new governing board members and a new vice president of its executive body. They will serve under Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, who will take over as president of the body during the ICCA Congress in Sydney.

CPR Institute adopts young lawyer rule

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution has said that its revised arbitration rules, which come into effect next month, will include a “young lawyer rule" giving tribunals discretion to permit junior lawyers to examine witnesses and present arguments if lead counsel and the client agree.

  • Will the renegotiated NAFTA scrap ISDS?

    GAR understands the US has accepted a Canadian proposal whereby investor-state dispute settlement will be removed from the new NAFTA as the basis of negotiation going forward, with the only recourse in the event of disputes to be non-binding state-to-state arbitration.

  • David Caron 1952-2018

    UPDATED. Leading US arbitrator, academic and judge at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal David Caron has died suddenly aged 65.

  • Watson Farley Williams hires head for new Dubai disputes practice

    Watson Farley & Williams has hired Baker McKenzie’s head of international arbitration in Dubai to lead its new disputes practice in the emirate.

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Debevoise censured over “fraud” in casino dispute

LINK TO AWARD ADDED: A SIAC tribunal has censured Debevoise & Plimpton and its Texan co-counsel for making misrepresentations in a dispute over the sale of a casino in Laos, it has emerged.

Egyptian court enforces ICC interim measures order

For what is believed to be the first time, an Egyptian court has recognised and enforced an interim measures order issued by a foreign arbitral tribunal – in an ICC dispute between a South Korean industrial group and the developer of Damietta port in northern Egypt that ended in a more than US$72 million award last week.

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