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Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Premium article - 15 December 2015

ICSID’s former acting secretary general Nassib Ziadé is among eight arbitrators who have received first-time appointments to hear cases at the centre in recent months, with others including Singapore’s Cavinder Bull SC and Australia’s James Spigelman.

Israel wins gas supply claim against Egypt

Israel wins gas supply claim against Egypt

Premium article - 07 December 2015

An ICC tribunal has ordered two Egyptian state entities to pay over US$2 billion to Israeli and Egyptian parties for terminating a gas supply agreement in the wake of the Arab Spring, as final awards are awaited in three related arbitrations.

Guinea faces second ICSID claim over bribery probe

Guinea faces second ICSID claim over bribery probe

Premium article - 30 November 2015

Companies linked to Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz have lodged a second ICSID claim against Guinea over the revocation of mining rights in the wake of a bribery scandal, adding a new basis for jurisdiction and claims for further damages.

Gold Reserve award enforced in DC

Gold Reserve award enforced in DC

Premium article - 24 November 2015

UPDATED: A US court has confirmed a US$746 million ICSID award against Venezuela, holding that the state waived its right to use arguments that its counsel had only raised “obliquely” in the arbitration hearings.

Could haze in Asia give rise to treaty claims?

Could haze in Asia give rise to treaty claims?

Premium article - 30 October 2015

The smoke haze that has engulfed Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia for two months could violate international law and be the subject of an investment treaty claim against Indonesia, according to a recent briefing prepared by Dechert partner Mark Mangan and colleagues in the firm's Singapore arbitration team.

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Premium article - 24 September 2015

The past six weeks have seen a flurry of new panels formed at ICSID, including first-time appointments for former Shell legal director Peter Rees QC, three South American practitioners and the first Cape Verdean arbitrator in the centre’s history.

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Premium article - 12 August 2015

The latest round of tribunals formed at ICSID sees Lalive partner Teresa Giovannini and Serbian academic Maja Stanivuković hearing their first cases at the centre, with New Zealander Stephen Jagusch receiving his second appointment.

GKK under fire again in award challenge

GKK under fire again in award challenge

Premium article - 31 July 2015

Argentina has asked a US court to overturn an UNCITRAL award in favour of the UK’s Anglian Water Group, resurrecting eight-year-old allegations about Swiss arbitrator Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler’s failure to disclose a conflict of interests.

Partial award in Kurdish oil claim

Partial award in Kurdish oil claim

Premium article - 06 July 2015

An LCIA tribunal has issued a partial award in a multibillion-dollar dispute between a UAE-led oil consortium and the government of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Emergency award enforced against Ukraine

Emergency award enforced against Ukraine

Premium article - 01 July 2015

A group of energy companies pursuing three treaty claims against Ukraine has enforced an emergency arbitration award in the courts of Kiev to prevent the state from increasing royalties on gas production.