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GAR Live BITs - in pictures

GAR Live BITs - in pictures

17 May 2019

Pictures from the 5th annual GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC, are now available.

Park on balance and proportionality

Park on balance and proportionality

16 May 2019

In a lecture in Washington, DC, leading US arbitrator William W Park addressed the question of proportionality when balancing rival objectives of efficiency, fairness, accuracy and enforceability in cross-border arbitration. Daniel Parga, associate at Greenberg Traurig in DC, reports.

Pakistan faces treaty claim over steel plant

Pakistan faces treaty claim over steel plant

16 May 2019

A Saudi Arabian steelmaker is pursuing a US$500 million treaty claim against Pakistan over a project to develop the country’s largest steel complex.

LCIA rules on dispute over Kurdistan settlement

LCIA rules on dispute over Kurdistan settlement

16 May 2019

Two Emirati energy companies have prevailed in an LCIA claim against a consortium partner that contested their decision to settle a US$39 billion dispute with the Kurdistan regional government of Iraq two years ago.

Dubai, Stockholm and São Paulo lag in Seat Index research

16 May 2019

Dubai, Stockholm and São Paulo have so far attracted the fewest responses in GAR's Seat Index, survey but Cairo and Kuala Lumpur are not far behind. Only Vienna is doing well ...

Omnia promotes of counsel in London

Omnia promotes of counsel in London

16 May 2019

Catriona Paterson, who has advised on ICSID cases arising from the Arab Spring, has been promoted to of counsel at Omnia Strategy, the London disputes boutique set up by Cherie Blair QC.

New faces on LCIA Court as Hodges takes over

New faces on LCIA Court as Hodges takes over

15 May 2019

Paula Hodges QC has officially assumed the presidency of the LCIA Court, as the institution appoints 11 new court members and promotes two others to vice president.

EU Commission seeks mandate to modernise ECT

EU Commission seeks mandate to modernise ECT

15 May 2019

The European Commission has sought a mandate to negotiate the modernisation of “outdated” investment protection provisions in the Energy Charter Treaty – with the aim of minimising the number of investor claims over legitimate public policy measures.

Lowe survives challenge from Spain in ECT case

Lowe survives challenge from Spain in ECT case

15 May 2019

Spain has failed to disqualify British arbitrator Vaughan Lowe QC from hearing an ICSID case over reforms to its renewable energy regime.

Korean banking group knocks out billion-dollar ICC claim

Korean banking group knocks out billion-dollar ICC claim

15 May 2019

A Korean banking group has defeated an ICC claim reportedly worth US$1.4 billion brought by US private equity firm Lone Star Funds – which continues to pursue a related multibillion-dollar ICSID claim against the Korean state.