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Mourre resigns from Venezuela cases

Mourre resigns from Venezuela cases

Premium article - 15 April 2015

The incoming president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Alexis Mourre, has resigned from two ICSID panels hearing claims against Venezuela after being challenged over a disclosure about his professional ties.

Panel rules in Indonesian bank bailout case

Panel rules in Indonesian bank bailout case

Premium article - 18 December 2014

In an award that both sides are hailing as a victory, an UNCITRAL panel has found that Indonesia’s criminal prosecution of a Saudi investor breached international law but that his negligence in supervising a bailed-out bank means he is not entitled to treaty protection.

Malaysia prevails against Singapore

Malaysia prevails against Singapore

Premium article - 31 October 2014

Malaysia has won an inter-state dispute with Singapore at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague concerning a billion-dollar tax on land formerly occupied by Malayan Railways.

Brain tumour no ground for set aside

Brain tumour no ground for set aside

Premium article - 04 August 2014

A New York court has refused to set aside an arbitral award on the ground that the tribunal chair had failed to inform the parties he was suffering from a brain tumour.

The cost of Yukos

The cost of Yukos

Premium article - 29 July 2014

As well as yielding the largest arbitration award in history, the nine-year Yukos proceedings notched up a remarkable US$124 million in legal fees and costs. GAR breaks down the numbers.

Yukos investors win record sum against Russia

Yukos investors win record sum against Russia

Premium article - 28 July 2014

Russia has been ordered to pay more than US$50 billion to former majority shareholders in the defunct oil group Yukos, in the highest-value arbitration award of all time.

UNCLOS tribunal carves up Bay of Bengal

UNCLOS tribunal carves up Bay of Bengal

Premium article - 08 July 2014

A tribunal constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea has ruled on India and Bangladesh’s competing claims to oil and gas rich waters in the Bay of Bengal, holding that the “equidistance” method of determining the maritime boundary would have been unfair to Bangladesh.

ICJ orders Australia to cease spying on East Timor

ICJ orders Australia to cease spying on East Timor

Premium article - 04 March 2014

The International Court of Justice has ordered Australia to keep documents relating to an inter-state arbitration with East Timor under seal while it considers whether their seizure by Australian security services breached international law.

Rusal settles multibillion-dollar LCIA claims

Rusal settles multibillion-dollar LCIA claims

Premium article - 17 January 2014

Aluminium producer Rusal and its director Oleg Deripaska have settled a pair of LCIA claims brought against them that challenged the validity of supply contracts worth US$48 billion – thought to be one of the largest Russia-related disputes ever heard in London.

Mastering the trade

Premium article - 26 November 2012

Specialised master’s degrees in international arbitration are multiplying at a dizzying rate – but how useful are they when it comes to finding a job in private practice? Sebastian Perry reports