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US to sign BIT with Vietnam?

Premium article - 28 September 2007

The US ambassador to Vietnam has raised the prospect of a bilateral investment treaty between the two countries.

NautaDutilh poaches from local rival

Premium article - 28 September 2007

Dutch firm NautaDutilh has hired a litigation and arbitration partner from local rival De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.

UK's ex-attorney general picks Debevoise

Premium article - 27 September 2007

The former chief legal adviser to the British government, Lord Peter Goldsmith QC PC, has joined Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as European chair of litigation.

Panel rules on Guyana-Suriname dispute

Premium article - 25 September 2007

An arbitral tribunal has released a ruling in the maritime boundary dispute between Guyana and Suriname. The ruling decides ownership of oil-rich waters.

Oil companies challenge Canada

Premium article - 25 September 2007

Attempts to take Canada to arbitration over its largest and most productive oil reserves look in doubt, a month after the letters of intent were sent.

Böckstiegel to chair lumber dispute

Premium article - 25 September 2007

Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel has been chosen to chair the inter-governmental dispute between Canada and the US about softwood lumber.

India's Supreme Court confirms separability

Premium article - 25 September 2007

India's Supreme Court has confirmed the separability of an arbitration clause in a contract dispute between Israeli and Dutch engineering consultants.

Sole arbitrator slings Chilean contract claim

Premium article - 25 September 2007

A sole arbitrator has dismissed a contract claim brought by a Chilean electricity company against two foreign construction companies.

Peruvian court ditches arbitral award protection

Premium article - 25 September 2007

A Canadian mining company Sulliden Exploration has lost the benefit of an injunction in Peru. As a result, an award made in Sulliden's favour can now be challenged.

Ecuador ready to host international arbitration event

Premium article - 25 September 2007

King and Spalding LLP and Ecuador's Pérez Bustamente & Ponce Abogados have announced a conference on commercial and investment arbitration in Latin America to be held in Quito on 29 and 30 November.