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Hewlett Packard spin-off leads to hefty award

California-based IT company Hewlett Packard Enterprise, or HPE, has been ordered to pay US$666 million in an arbitration arising from the spin-off of its IT services division two years ago.

Jay-Z's Tidal threatens BIT claim against Norway

Tidal, the online music service co-owned by US rapper Jay-Z, has threatened Norway with its first investment treaty claim – over the conduct of a criminal investigation into alleged manipulation of streaming figures.

Bulgaria gets costs after Omani fund withdraws claim

An ICSID tribunal has awarded Bulgaria the entirety of its costs following the withdrawal of an €80 million claim by an Omani sovereign wealth fund over the collapse of a bank.

Tips for those seeking third-party funding

Charlie Lightfoot, chair of international arbitration at Jenner & Block, discusses recent developments in the third-party funding market and factors that parties should consider before entering into a funding arrangement.

  • NAFTA panel says GDPR doesn’t apply

    A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation doesn’t apply to investor-state arbitrations under the North American Free Trade Agreement – even when one of the arbitrators is based in the UK.

  • ICSID unveils third draft of rule changes

    ICSID has published the third draft of proposed amendments to its procedural rules following consultation with states and the public over the past year – with further changes to provisions on transparency, security for costs and third-party funders.

  • Who is sitting at ICSID?

    Nine new ICSID panels have been formed in the past three months, with first-time appointments for former ICSID senior counsel Ucheora Onwuamaegbu and Spanish arbitrator Antonio Hierro.

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Mega-award against Nigeria enforced in London

An English court has said it will permit a British Virgin Islands company to enforce a US$9.6 billion award against Nigeria arising from a failed gas deal – rejecting the west African state’s arguments that the arbitrators had granted “punitive” damages.

Georgian businessman fails to renew emergency relief

A Georgian-UK dual national who obtained an SCC emergency arbitrator award restraining Georgia from selling attached assets belonging to his tobacco business has failed in a bid to have the interim relief renewed.



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