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Syria enacts model law

Premium article - 25 April 2008

In a major change, Syria has enacted a version of the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law, ending 50-years of mistrust of international panels.

ICC plans new appointment

Premium article - 25 April 2008

In response to recent personality clashes at its top-level, the ICC court this week made changes to how it appoints its chairperson.

Resignation threatens delays in Ecuador-proceedings

Premium article - 25 April 2008

An annulment proceeding between MCI Power Group and Ecuador is among cases that may be affected after the Attorney General of Ecuador resigned amid scandal.

PCA picks ambassador as secretary-general

Premium article - 25 April 2008

The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague has appointed the Netherlands ambassador to the US as its new secretary general.

Rompetrol Group allowed to claim against Romania

Premium article - 25 April 2008

A tribunal has said an oil group can proceed with a claim against Romania, after rejecting arguments that it is ineligible for protection because of alleged Romanian links.

Private equity funds reject expedited arbitration

Premium article - 25 April 2008

Six leading banks are in court in New York after an attempt to move a dispute to arbitration was rejected by private equity funds Tomas H Lee and Bain Capital Partners.

SGS settles second ICSID claim

Premium article - 25 April 2008

An investment treaty arbitration between a Swiss inspection and certification company and the Republic of the Philippines has been settled.

Event re-starts diversity debate

Premium article - 25 April 2008

Publicity for an event on diversity in arbitration has reignited debate on the opportunities in the field for women and lawyers from the developing world, with limited consensus on whether things are improving with time.

Murphy requests arbitration with Ecuador

Premium article - 22 April 2008

A subsidiary of US oil company Murphy has requested an arbitration against Ecuador in Washington, DC - the second claim now registered over Ecuador's controversial law number 42.

Debevoise appoints two partners

Premium article - 22 April 2008

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has appointed two lawyers who focus on international arbitration as partners.