13 February 2018
An UNCITRAL tribunal has allowed a Finnish businessman’s US$200 million investment treaty claim against Egypt to proceed to the merits after finding it did not have to determine whether he also held Egyptian nationality – and that in any event the relevant treaties do not bar claims by dual nationals.
12 February 2018
UPDATED. Three investors in a gas terminal that lost a treaty claim against Pakistan have been ordered to pay security for the costs the state will incur in defending a challenge to the award - even though they are backed by a third-party funder that says it will pay an adverse costs order should the challenge fail.
02 February 2018
LINK TO AWARD ADDED: A SIAC tribunal has censured Debevoise & Plimpton and its Texan co-counsel for making misrepresentations in a dispute over the sale of a casino in Laos, it has emerged.
24 January 2018
A Dutch court has lifted an attachment order that led to the freezing of more than US$22 billion in assets owned by a Kazakhstan sovereign fund – after finding that the arbitral creditor that won the order concealed information from the court.
Premium article - 21 June 2017
UPDATED: The former majority shareholders in Yukos have asked the US courts to compel two lawyers, including a partner at Baker Botts, to produce evidence relating to allegations that Russia and its state-run oil company Rosneft manipulated the Armenian judiciary’s rulings in Yukos-related matters.
16 May 2017
It is a year since the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge – marked yesterday at GAR Live London, a drinks party at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Who's Who Legal Awards.
Premium article - 10 May 2017
An Amsterdam court has ruled that Russia unlawfully drove Yukos into bankruptcy, a decision that could have a bearing on the efforts of the oil company’s former majority shareholders to collect on their US$50 billion Energy Charter Treaty award against the state.
Premium article - 22 November 2016
An ICC tribunal has granted Turkish state pipeline company BOTAŞ a retroactive cut in the price of gas from Iran worth several billion dollars while ordering it to pay part of the Iranian side’s legal and arbitration costs.
Premium article - 16 November 2016
France’s supreme administrative court has ruled for the first time on its power to review international arbitration awards arising from public contracts, partially setting aside an ICC award relating to a liquefied natural gas terminal on the country’s Mediterranean coast.
Premium article - 28 October 2016
In one of the largest commercial arbitrations of recent times, Telecom Italia has defeated a US$15 billion ICC claim brought by former business partners in Brazil who alleged they were deceived and coerced into settling a shareholder dispute more than a decade ago.