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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

POLAND: New arbitration law and development of arbitration judicature

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Tomasz Wardynski of Wardynski & Partners reports on how Poland’s arbitration law has been modernised following the development of arbitration judicature and key changes to Poland’s law

The Money Column: Legal Fees and other costs

Premium article - 01 August 2006

Two investment-treaty cases show arbitrators using their power over costs, including the well-earned fees of counsel. By Mark Kantor

Czech Republic: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Premium article - 01 August 2006

The Czech Republic’s arbitration problems arise from a particular period in its economic history. Mojmir Jezek, attorney at Noerr Stiefenhofer Lutz, reports

Conference Report: Lis Pendens and Res Judicata

Premium article - 01 August 2006

At the International Law Association’s biennial conference in Toronto, the international commercial arbitration committee delivered its reports on lis pendens and res judicata and arbitration. Audley Sheppard, partner at Clifford Chance LLP in London and rapporteur of the committee, explains the reports

China and Hong Kong: New interpretation - one step forward, two steps back?

Premium article - 01 August 2006

China’s supreme court has issued a new interpretation on the arbitration law. Peter Thorp and James Kwan, with Huawei Sun, from Allen & Overy, report

Argentina liable for BIT breach

Premium article - 01 August 2006

US water services company Azurix has won a multi-million dollar arbitration award against Argentina. But the award is a fraction of what the company had claimed, meaning that both sides can claim victory.

Tanzanian water dispute runs aground

Premium article - 01 August 2006

A European-owned water company in contract arbitration with its former partner in Tanzania has missed its deadline for filing a statement of claim. The deadline passed after it failed to instruct legal counsel.