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New feature on ICSID website

Premium article - 02 May 2008

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has added a procedural developments section to its website for each live ICSID proceedings.

DIAC arbitration could affect trade talks

Premium article - 02 May 2008

A dispute between a US property developer and an investment company owned by Dubai's ruler that is being heard at the Dubai International Arbitration Centre could impede free trade talks between the US and UAE, according to US sources.

Czech Republic counts cost of arbitration

Premium article - 02 May 2008

The Czech Republic has revealed that it spent more than 150 million Czech Koruny (US$9.3 million) on arbitration related lawyers' fees last year. Total expenditure since 1999 has been US$78 million.

Quinn Emanuel targets London work

Premium article - 02 May 2008

A West-Coast US litigation firm has opened a branch in London, hiring Richard East from Kirkland & Ellis LLP to anchor the practice. East is a restructuring and litigation partner who has at times focused on arbitration.

Rabies vaccine dispute goes to arbitration

Premium article - 02 May 2008

Two pharmaceutical companies operating in India have agreed to refer a dispute over the marketing of an anti-rabies vaccine in South Asia to arbitration in London, following initial opposition by one of the sides.

Hogan wins confirmation in Salvadoran telecoms dispute

Premium article - 02 May 2008

An arbitral award given to US telecoms company Americatel arising from a dispute in El Salvador has been confirmed by a court in Miami, in a decision counsel say has a significant impact on enforcement of foreign awards.

Call for papers - on IP and investment treaties

Premium article - 02 May 2008

'TDM' magazine is calling for papers for a special edition on "the protection of intellectual property rights through international investment agreements".

Ecuador pays Occidental

Premium article - 29 April 2008

After four years and with fresh disputes brewing, the government of Ecuador has paid US oil company Occidental US$100 million to satisfy an arbitral award for breaching the Ecuador-US bilateral investment treaty with its tax regime.

Poland adds co-counsel in Eureko

Premium article - 29 April 2008

Poland has appointed extra counsel for the damages phase of its long-running investment treaty arbitration dispute with Dutch insurer Eureko.

ICCA conference almost sold-out

Premium article - 29 April 2008

Time is fast running out to sign up for this year's ICCA conference in Dublin. Running from 8 to 10 June, the conference will pay homage to the 50th anniversary of the signing of the New York Convention.