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Middle East: Branch of chartered institute opens; civil procedure amended

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Our Middle East special correspondent reports on two developments in the region. Philip Punwar, barrister and chartered arbitrator at Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai

Latin America: Panel splits in Aguas del Tunari

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Our special correspondent on Latin America reports on the divided decision on jurisdiction in Aguas del Tunari v Republic of Bolivia. Sylvia Noury, senior arbitration associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London

Central Europe: Czech Arbitration court given domain name role

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Our Czech correspondent reports on a new way of resolving domain name disputes. Vít Horacek, attorney and arbitrator, at Glatzová & Co

Asia: Malaysia adopts new law

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Malaysia has reformed its arbitration act. GAR commissioned Lovells associate Ping Kit Loh to report

Africa: Is arbitration racist?

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Des Williams chairman of Werksmans Inc in Sandton reports on a threat to the use of arbitration in South Africa

Nomura claims partial award against Czech Republic

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An arbitration panel has issued a partial award against the Czech Republic in a dispute with Saluka Investments, a Dutch subsidiary of Japanese investment bank Nomura.

Uruguay steered towards arbitration

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Three international banks have steered Uruguay towards arbitrating a dispute worth about US$700 million.

Ecuador defeats treaty claim

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Ecuador has defeated a treaty-based claim brought by a Canadian gas company, EnCana.

Vestey suspends arbitration against Venezuela

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British food company, Vestey Group, has settled a dispute with Venezuela arising from measures taken to seize five of its cattle farms as part of a controversial ‘land grab’ policy.

TREATY ARBITRATION/INVESTMENT DISPUTES: Treaty claims versus contract claims

Premium article - 01 February 2006

Bayindir v Pakistan has shed more light on the interface between treaty claims and contract claims. Matthew Weiniger, partner, and Matthew Page, associate, at Herbert Smith LLP