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MIDDLE EAST: New rules at Cairo Centre

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Philip Punwar, barrister and chartered arbitrator at Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai

Latin America: Another ICSID arbitration against Argentina passes the jurisdictional hurdle

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Another decision on jurisdiction has gone against Argentina – the 14th such setback in its long-running treaty arbitration saga. Our Latin America correspondent Sylvia Noury, senior arbitration associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, reports

ICSID ARBITRATION: One 'lost' annulment case

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Anthony Sinclair, associate, Allen & Overy, London

Central and Eastern Europe: Article suggests arbitration, for Russian deals

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Patricia Nacimiento in Frankfurt and Oxana Peters in Moscow, of Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz, report on a development that makes arbitration clauses more attractive for Russian contracts

Asia: Singapore court rules on difference between 'independent experts' and arbitrators

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A decision by Singapore’s High Court establishes some principles for cases in which parties choose an independent expert, rather than an arbitrator, to resolve their differences. Nish Shetty, partner at Wong Partnership, explains

ICSID retains jurisdiction over El Paso

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The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes has retained jurisdiction over a US$200 million arbitration between the Republic of Argentina and El Paso Energy International Company.

Advantage, Canas at arbitration

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The drug ban on Argentine tennis player Guillermo Cañas has been cut after he won an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

RWE Nukem thanks saviour

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RWE Nukem has thanked the law firm that assisted it in clarifying an unclear arbitral award. The energy company had been facing a US$174 million payout over the unclear award. It singled out White & Case and members of its international arbitration group after finally emerging unscathed.

Occidental selects Debevoise for Ecuador claim

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Occidental Petroleum Corp has selected Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to press its treaty arbitration claim against Ecuador.

United States: Document Discovery against non-parties

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Hagit Elul, associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York, looks at recent US cases on requests for discovery against non-parties