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ICSID at 50 (let’s not take you for granted)

Premium article - 12 May 2015

This year’s IBA International Arbitration Day in Washington, DC, marked 50 years of ICSID, created through the Washington (or ICSID) Convention of 1965. Alison Ross reports

Argentina faces new claims over YPF

Argentina faces new claims over YPF

Premium article - 08 May 2015

Burford Capital is financing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Argentina over its nationalisation of oil and gas operator YPF, with an investment treaty claim against the state expected to follow.

Kyrgyzstan overturns Stans award in Russia

Kyrgyzstan overturns Stans award in Russia

Premium article - 30 April 2015

A Russian court has set aside a US$118 million award obtained by Canadian mining company Stans Energy against Kyrgyzstan – but the state still faces enforcement proceedings in Ontario.

Serial ICSID claimant faces sanction for not paying security for costs

Serial ICSID claimant faces sanction for not paying security for costs

Premium article - 30 April 2015

US oil company RSM must comply with an order that it pay St Lucia security for costs within six months or its ICSID claim against the state will be dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

Kyrgyzstan instructs GAR 30 firms

Kyrgyzstan instructs GAR 30 firms

Premium article - 22 April 2015

King & Wood Mallesons has won a tender to represent Kyrgyzstan in its investment arbitration cases, with Jones Day winning the brief for the state’s commercial arbitration matters.

Mourre resigns from Venezuela cases

Mourre resigns from Venezuela cases

Premium article - 15 April 2015

The incoming president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Alexis Mourre, has resigned from two ICSID panels hearing claims against Venezuela after being challenged over a disclosure about his professional ties.

Greece defeats sovereign debt claim

Greece defeats sovereign debt claim

Premium article - 14 April 2015

In a departure from recent cases against Argentina, an ICSID tribunal has refused jurisdiction over a claim against Greece arising from its 2012 sovereign debt restructuring.

Lubricants claim leads to friction on panel

Lubricants claim leads to friction on panel

Premium article - 07 April 2015

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a Dutch lubricants company’s claim against Venezuela, with a majority concluding that the claimant did not qualify as a foreign investor because it is controlled by Venezuelan nationals.

Switzerland prepares for first treaty claim

Switzerland prepares for first treaty claim

Premium article - 16 March 2015

The Swiss government has instructed external counsel to defend it against a potential ICSID claim by two Turkish nationals, possibly the first investment treaty claim the state has faced.

Happy 50th birthday ICSID (let's not take you for granted)

Happy 50th birthday ICSID (let's not take you for granted)

Premium article - 27 February 2015

The IBA International Arbitration Day in Washington, DC, today marks 50 years of ICSID, created through the Washington (or ICSID) Convention of 1965.