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DC court grants discovery for DIFC-LCIA case

As the US Supreme Court receives amicus briefs on whether US law permits discovery in aid of foreign commercial arbitrations, a court in Washington, DC, has found that a DIFC-LCIA proceeding qualifies for such assistance because the institution is “state-sponsored”.

14 May 2021

Singapore appeal court blocks cross-disclosure in BIT cases

The Singapore Court of Appeal has refused to allow India to cross-disclose documents between two BIT cases over multibillion-dollar tax demands – declining to rule on the common law position on confidentiality in investment treaty cases.

14 May 2021

Tanzanian power deal leads to award

The assignee of a UAE company has applied to enforce a US$30 million award stemming from a Tanzanian power deal, accusing US energy company Symbion Power and its executives of asset-stripping to evade payment.

14 May 2021

WATCH: GAR Connect Moscow Workshop

A full recording of our GAR Connect Moscow Workshop can be found here.

14 May 2021

Peruvian state agency seeks to halt liquidation of oil consortium

A Peruvian state agency has filed an ICC claim against an oil consortium, accusing it of using liquidation proceedings to escape its contractual and environmental obligations.

13 May 2021

US oil and gas investors bring claim against Mexico

A group of US oil and gas investors have filed an ICSID claim against Mexico over their investments in the country’s upstream hydrocarbons sector.

13 May 2021

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Nineteen new panels have been formed at ICSID in the past six weeks, including first-time appointments for Elisabeth Eljuri, Sylvia Tonova, Andrea Bjorklund and Penelope Ridings.

13 May 2021

Quinn Emanuel opens in Miami

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has launched a new office in Miami with a ten-lawyer team including David Orta, chair of the firm’s US and Latin America international arbitration practices, who has relocated from Washington, DC.

13 May 2021

Libya opposes US enforcement of treaty award

Libya has instructed counsel for a bid to overturn a New York state court’s decision to enforce a €20 million investment treaty award won by a Cypriot investor in a dairy and juice factory.

13 May 2021

Wind park investor seeks to revive Dominican lost profits claim

A Spanish renewable energy company has applied to a Miami court to revive a nearly US$288 million ICC claim against the Dominican Republic for lost profits from a wind park that was never built.

12 May 2021

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