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Mongolia risks LCIA claim over mining tax bill

A subsidiary of Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto has threatened to bring an LCIA claim against Mongolia after being hit with a US$155 million tax bill for its operations at one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines.

Saudi-owned oil company brings claim against Morocco

A company owned by a Saudi sheikh that holds shares in Morocco’s only oil refinery has filed an ICSID claim against the state over alleged unfair treatment in the wake of the global oil price crash in 2015.

Ecuador model BIT gives state space to regulate

Ecuador has presented the text of its new model bilateral investment agreement to representatives of 30 countries, as it looks to immediately start renegotiating its cancelled treaties with a better “balance of rights and obligations between the state and its investors”.

Award over Egyptian satire show partly reinstated

Egypt’s Court of Cassation has upheld the annulment of an arbitral award against a prominent comedian known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart” while reinstating findings against a production company in their dispute with a local television network that suspended his political satire show in 2013.

  • ICC opens hearing centre in São Paulo

    The ICC has opened a new dispute resolution hearing centre in São Paulo, which it says "marks a milestone" in the institution's Latin American expansion.

  • Azerbaijan sued over sewage

    A Turkish businessman has filed an ICSID claim against Azerbaijan alleging that his investment in a sewage collection project was expropriated by the state.

  • Prospective or retrospective? India's top court rules on 2015 act

    The Indian Supreme Court has today ruled on a series of appeals arising from conflicting court decisions ‎on whether amended arbitration legislation passed in India in 2015 has prospective or retrospective application.

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In a keynote speech at this year's Vienna Arbitration Days, arbitrator and professor Maxi Scherer ‎spoke about how her job – and her students' jobs – might be transformed by artificial intelligence in the years to come, arguing that for some parts of international arbitration "the human factor" will always be needed.

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