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Stephenson Harwood recruits in Dubai

Stephenson Harwood recruits in Dubai

09 September 2019

Nick Sharratt, who helped to secure the first successful enforcement of a London-seated arbitration award in Iraq, has joined Stephenson Harwood as partner in Dubai.

Netherlands risks first treaty claim over closure of coal plants

Netherlands risks first treaty claim over closure of coal plants

09 September 2019

A German energy company is reportedly preparing the first-ever investment treaty claim against the Netherlands over draft legislation that would phase out the use of coal in electricity production.

Vietnam’s ex-prime minister hit with claim over power project

Vietnam’s ex-prime minister hit with claim over power project

09 September 2019

A Houston-based businesswoman has launched a US$2.5 billion UNCITRAL arbitration against a former prime minister of Vietnam, alleging that he is liable for the cancellation of a thermal power project.

Algerian state rail agency faces claim

Algerian state rail agency faces claim

06 September 2019

Spanish construction group OHL is pursuing a €140 million arbitration against an Algerian state agency over a railway project that began 13 years ago.

Spain challenges entire tribunal in intra-EU case

Spain challenges entire tribunal in intra-EU case

06 September 2019

Spain has filed a challenge to all three members of the ICSID tribunal hearing an Energy Charter Treaty claim by a group of German banks that earlier this year dismissed the state’s “intra-EU” jurisdictional objection.

Can India become an arbitral hub?

Can India become an arbitral hub?

06 September 2019

At GAR’s inaugural conference in Mumbai, panellists debated whether India could establish itself as an internationally accepted arbitral centre within the next five years.

Treaty claimant complains to UN over “intimidation” of counsel

Treaty claimant complains to UN over “intimidation” of counsel

06 September 2019

A Russian businesswoman bringing an investment treaty claim against Kuwait over her imprisonment on allegedly erroneous embezzlement charges has complained to the United Nations that she and her legal team have faced threats and intimidation from a state-owned entity.

BIICL seminar marks launch of Hong Kong office

05 September 2019

A seminar in Hong Kong marking the launch of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s first Asian office addressed common and civil law approaches to arbitration, investment structuring in light of Chinese BITs, and questions of damages and corruption that arise in investor-state disputes. Ella Wardlaw of Allen & Overy in Hong Kong reports

Exxon and Shell can’t enforce annulled Nigerian oil award

Exxon and Shell can’t enforce annulled Nigerian oil award

05 September 2019

A US court has refused to allow ExxonMobil and Shell to enforce a US$2.7 billion award against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that was set aside at the seat of arbitration in Nigeria.

Dominican Republic defeats claim by dual nationals

Dominican Republic defeats claim by dual nationals

05 September 2019

A DR-CAFTA tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a US$41.5 million claim against the Dominican Republic brought by two US-Dominican dual nationals who were denied permission to expand a real estate project within a protected national park.