Premium article - 16 July 2012
Ecuador's attempt to obtain a binding interpretation of its bilateral investment treaty with the US by means of state-to-state arbitration could have a destablilising effect on international investment law, according to the US's recently published jurisdictional objections.
Premium article - 08 June 2012
An ICSID tribunal has thrown out a mining company's DR-CAFTA claim against El Salvador but upheld its jurisdiction under a local investment law – after hearings in which a member of the state's legal team became a witness to accuse claimant's counsel of bad faith.
Premium article - 10 May 2012
GAR interviews Columbia Law School professor George Bermann about the growth in graduate courses on international arbitration, the demands of his role as chief reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement, and the "cataclysmic" implications of the Chevron v Ecuador case.
Premium article - 27 April 2012
Three decades after it was set up to defuse the Iranian hostage crisis, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague is still arbitrating cases worth tens of billions of dollars. Sebastian Perry charts its impact on a generation of practitioners.
Premium article - 16 March 2012
The International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea in Hamburg has become the first tribunal to delimit a maritime boundary in states’ outer continental shelf area, in a dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the oil and gas rich Bay of Bengal.
Premium article - 02 March 2012
Christopher Dugan, lead counsel in two pathbreaking NAFTA claims against the United States, has died after a long battle with cancer.
Premium article - 15 November 2011
Egyptian professor Georges Abi-Saab has resigned from a tribunal hearing a mass claim by 60,000 bondholders against Argentina, after warning of the potentially disruptive effects on the international financial system if ICSID becomes the forum of choice for sovereign debt disputes.
Premium article - 07 November 2011
Last week’s International Bar Association conference in Dubai attracted record numbers – but the event almost didn’t take place because of objections to the subject-matter of some sessions on the part of the United Arab Emirates government.
Premium article - 13 June 2011
Arbitrators in investor-state cases should be more mindful of their role in shaping international legal standards and be prepared to consider environmental and human rights law when making their decisions, delegates at the ICCA 50th anniversary conference heard.
Premium article - 12 May 2011
The role of damages experts in international arbitration has never been more prominent - or more in debate. Does their input lead to a better outcome for the client or do they make proceedings more costly and complicated? Sebastian Perry reports