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Tribunal hears claim against Saudi Arabia over Qatar blockade

A tribunal is in place to hear a treaty claim brought against Saudi Arabia by a Qatari pharmaceutical company and its founder, who allege their investments were destroyed by the continuing blockade of Qatar by its Arab neighbours.

20 October 2020

Argentine grid manager faces second PCA claim

Argentina’s electricity market manager is facing a second claim at the Permanent Court of Arbitration filed by an investor in a World Bank-sponsored renewables incentives programme.

20 October 2020

Lord Kerr joins London chambers

Following his retirement from the UK Supreme Court, Lord Kerr has joined Francis Taylor Building Chambers in London to accept arbitrator appointments.

20 October 2020

Ethiopia joins New York Convention

Ethiopia, which was last year named the fastest growing economy in Africa and second fastest growing economy in the world, has become the latest signatory of the New York Convention.

20 October 2020

Korean energy producer raises stakes in licensing dispute

South Korea’s largest energy producer is counterclaiming for US$880 million in two pending ICC arbitrations relating to technology licences – accusing the US fuel cell manufacturer that filed the cases of fraud and breach of contract.

19 October 2020

Croatia faces another claim over currency law

A Hungarian bank has brought a US$35 million ICSID claim against Croatia – the latest in a string of cases the state has faced over legislation to convert loans held in Swiss franc into euros.

19 October 2020

Australian firm practice head joins London set

Russell Thirgood has left his role as head of arbitration at Australian firm McCullough Robertson to join the arbitrator wing of the International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in London.

19 October 2020

LatAm group to monitor pandemic impact

The Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) has established an observatory to monitor the impact of covid-19 on dispute resolution in the region.

19 October 2020

US judge won’t stand down in Chevron award battle

A group of Saudi and Egyptian claimants have failed to disqualify a US judge hearing their bid to enforce a US$18 billion award against Chevron over his alleged connections to the oil company and its counsel.

16 October 2020

Singapore judge bars India from sharing documents in BIT cases

A Singapore judge has refused to allow India to cross-disclose documents between two related BIT cases arising from multibillion-dollar tax demands – affirming that the general obligation of confidentiality in arbitration under Singapore's common law extends to investment treaty cases.

16 October 2020

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