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Chileans win round one at ICSID

Premium article - 01 November 2006

Two Chilean investors have persuaded an arbitral tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to accept jurisdiction over claims against Argentina

Mexico cleared of NAFTA breach

Premium article - 01 November 2006

The government of Mexico has defeated a US$50 million claim filed by a US financial services firm under NAFTA chapter 11

Tribunal accepts National Grid claim

Premium article - 01 November 2006

An arbitral tribunal has accepted jurisdiction over National Grid’s investment treaty claim, even though the UK company has exited the country in question and sold its investment

Kenya wins World Duty Free

Premium article - 01 November 2006

The Republic of Kenya has successfully used a bribery defence to defeat a claim by World Duty Free at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC

Brazil says mixed-capital firms can arbitrate

Premium article - 01 November 2006

Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has confirmed that state companies can be bound by arbitration clauses

Nomura emerges from Swiss limbo

Premium article - 01 November 2006

The Czech Republic has lost an appeal against an arbitration award won by Saluka Investments. The appeal was being heard in Switzerland. Saluka is a subsidiary of Japanese bank Nomura

InterDigital wins ICC award

Premium article - 01 November 2006

InterDigital Communications has been awarded US$134 million in a patent dispute with Samsung Electronics

Rhodia's claims rejected

Premium article - 01 November 2006

An ad hoc arbitration tribunal in Paris has ruled against chemical company Rhodia in its dispute with Sanofi-Aventis

Philippines complies with ICC order

Premium article - 01 November 2006

The government of the Philippines has complied with an interim order from an ICC tribunal in Singapore

United Arab Emirates: a Model law for UAE?

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Philip Punwar, barrister and arbitrator with Al Tamimi & Company in Dubai, reports on one ramification of a recent development