Premium article - 18 August 2011
ICSID is to hear the first mass claim in investment arbitration history, after a tribunal ruled that it has jurisdiction over claims by 60,000 Italian bondholders arising from Argentina's sovereign debt default.
Premium article - 16 May 2011
Moldova has ratified the ICSID Convention - nearly 20 years after signing it following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Premium article - 18 March 2011
The claimant in an abandoned ICSID case against Romania is suing the third-party funder that helped to finance the claim, leaked court documents have revealed.
Premium article - 25 January 2011
Matthew Weiniger and Christian Leathley, of Herbert Smith LLP in London, report on the recent examination of Venezuela’s foreign investment law as a basis for ICSID jurisdiction in Cemex v Venezuela.
Premium article - 01 September 2010
A recent decision in the longrunning case of Sempra Energy v Argentina saw an ad hoc ICSID committee annul the tribunal’s award on the basis that the tribunal had manifestly exceeded its powers. Matthew Weiniger and Ruth Byrne of Herbert Smith LLP report
Premium article - 11 June 2010
A district court in Washington, DC, has denied Argentina's request to set aside two UNCITRAL awards in favour of UK energy companies BG Group and National Grid, both arising from emergency measures during the country's 2002 debt crisis.
Premium article - 30 April 2010
Two new arbitration claims have been filed at ICSID against Venezuela and Bolivia relating to oil and gas expropriations.
Premium article - 11 December 2009
An arbitrator appointed by Perenco to hear its ICSID claim against Ecuador has been disqualified, after the state argued that an interview he gave to the press raised justifiable doubts about his impartiality.
Premium article - 02 September 2009
A tribunal has modified and expanded the Salini criteria in a decision whose precise effect is intriguing but uncertain. By Matthew Weiniger (partner) and Matthew Page (associate) of Herbert Smith in London
Premium article - 20 July 2009
The ASEAN member states recently adopted a new investment treaty. Matthew Weiniger (partner) and Anna Kirk (associate) at Herbert Smith LLP look at how it changes the position