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Singaporean’s claim against China leaves ICSID

A Singaporean businessman’s ICSID claim against China has been discontinued as the parties agree to have the treaty dispute heard under UNCITRAL rules.

31 August 2021

Arbitration revamped in Ecuador

Rodrigo Jijón, Javier Jaramillo and Patricio Quevedo of Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito consider newly enacted regulations in Ecuador that they say strengthen the country’s chances of becoming a regional arbitration hub.

31 August 2021

Nigerian oil trader seeks injunction against Ivorian state entity

A Nigerian oil trader has sought to block Ivory Coast’s national energy company from enforcing a Paris-seated ICC award in a US$380 million dispute over former Chevron assets.

27 August 2021

The 2020 revisions to the IBA rules on evidence – change for a new decade

The 2020 revisions to the IBA rules of evidence reflect prevailing best practice and accommodate critical technological advances and the arbitration community’s response to major global developments such as the covid-19 pandemic, argue Samantha Rowe and Mark McCloskey of Debevoise & Plimpton and Kshama Loya and Bhavana Sunder of Nishith Desai Associates.

27 August 2021

Join us for GAR Live: Energy Disputes

Readers are invited to join us next month for GAR Live: Energy Disputes in London, which will tackle decommissioning disputes and the move to renewables – as well as ask whether the energy industry’s days as international arbitration’s biggest customer are numbered.

27 August 2021

Chinese state entities lose appeal over Mongolia claim

A US appeals court has rejected three Chinese state-owned entities’ second attempt to revive an investment treaty claim against Mongolia over an iron ore deposit.

26 August 2021

Venezuela fails to dislodge Drymer from Exxon case

Canadian Stephen Drymer has survived Venezuela’s effort to disqualify him from hearing its ICSID dispute with ExxonMobil, with his co-panellists rejecting arguments that he would be biased because of the state’s successful challenge against him in another case.

26 August 2021

Lagos centre’s award against Nigeria lands in DC

An engineering company that was hired to combat gully erosion in Nigeria has asked a US court to enforce an award against the state, which was issued by an arbitral institution in Lagos.

26 August 2021

NRA seeks to revive suit over arbitrator’s racist email

The National Rifle Association of America has appealed the dismissal of its lawsuit against Winston & Strawn and JAMS relating to a racist email sent by an arbitrator.

26 August 2021

Ghana’s central bank sees off LCIA claim

An LCIA tribunal has dismissed a US$480 million arbitration against the Bank of Ghana over a cancelled payments systems project after the claimant failed to post security for costs – a dispute that saw the bank raise allegations of fraud and corruption.

25 August 2021

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