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MONEY: The implicit reasoning in Azurix

Premium article - 17 December 2009

The annulment committee hearing Azurix chose to avoid several – plausible – arguments about double counting in the investor’s $165 million award. Or did it? Mark Kantor, DC attorney and member of Global Arbitration Review’s editorial board, reports

RUSSIA: Stena RoRo case can be momentous for public policy argument

Premium article - 17 December 2009

Russia’s highest court has been making noteworthy statements about foreign arbitral awards By Alexander Muranov* (partner) and Dmitry Davydenko* (lawyer) of Muranov Chernyakov & Partners in Moscow

TREATY: Wrongful interference in an arbitration can itself be expropriation

Premium article - 17 December 2009

The Saipem decision shows treaty arbitration’s scope for providing relief at the hands of domestic courts, where investors have suffered injustice but at the same time might not make a good precedent. By Matthew Weiniger (partner) and Promod Nair (associate) of Herbert Smith in London

Arbitrator challenge rejected because of Venezuelan delay

Premium article - 16 December 2009

Robert von Mehren has survived an arbitrator challenge at ICSID after his fellow panel members ruled that Venezuela did not file the application “promptly” enough.

King & Spalding launches West Coast arbitration practice

King & Spalding launches West Coast arbitration practice

Premium article - 16 December 2009

King & Spalding LLP has expanded its US international arbitration practice to California, with the transfer of a partner from Texas.

Limitation argument leaves court unimpressed

Premium article - 16 December 2009

The Court of Appeal in London has refused to enforce two arbitration awards from 10 years ago, dismissing an argument by a Panamanian shipowner that the limitation period only starts running once an enforcement order has been made.

New president for French Arbitration Committee

New president for French Arbitration Committee

Premium article - 16 December 2009

Parisian lawyer Philippe Leboulanger has beaten Matthieu de Boisséson of Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier to become the president of the French Arbitration Committee.

Fadlallah remains on tribunal following arbitrator deadlock

Premium article - 14 December 2009

The chair of ICSID’s Administrative Council has refused to remove Ibrahim Fadlallah from a tribunal for lack of independence, after his co-arbitrators said they had reached an “impasse” in resolving a challenge against him by Gabon.

Georgia faces no extra claims in Itera case

Premium article - 14 December 2009

A US energy company has lost its bid to add additional claims related to a contractual arbitration in Russia to a treaty dispute with Georgia, after an ICSID tribunal ruled that it would be inefficient to hear the matters together despite a “certain common background”.

Algerian oil company justified in ending contract

Premium article - 14 December 2009

A tribunal has declared that the termination by Algeria's national oil company, Sonatrach, of its contract with Spanish energy companies Repsol YPF and Gas Natural was “lawful and justified”.