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Cleary Gottlieb takes over treaty case against Bolivia

Premium article - 24 July 2009

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has replaced Orrick as counsel to Euro Telecom International, as the company's ICSID case against Bolivia moves in earnest into the jurisdictional phase.

Czech Republic's run of success continues

Premium article - 24 July 2009

The Czech Republic has successfully defended a US$40 million treaty claim brought by a Luxembourg television company - the state's second investment arbitration win in two weeks.

"Iranian Odyssey" journalist remains in custody

"Iranian Odyssey" journalist remains in custody

Premium article - 24 July 2009

The filmmaker and Newsweek correspondent behind "An Iranian Odyssey" - a documentary many readers will have seen - is still imprisoned without charge in Iran, a month after his arrest in the wake of the presidential election.

Texas Supreme Court: capacity argument belongs in court

Premium article - 24 July 2009

Texas’s Supreme Court has ruled that judges, not arbitrators, should decide questions of mental capacity, in a matter between an investment bank and a customer who had dementia.

ICC and IBA team up in Costa Rica and Dominican Republic

Premium article - 24 July 2009

The ICC has enlisted the help of the IBA's Arbitration Committee and Latin American Regional Forum as it seeks to build awareness of arbitration in Central America.

Tribunal redraws Abyei

Tribunal redraws Abyei

Premium article - 22 July 2009

A Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal in The Hague has affirmed Abyei’s existing northern and southern boundaries, but redrawn boundaries to the east and west, placing valuable oil resources firmly within Khartoum’s control.

Court rules on arbitrator resignation

Premium article - 22 July 2009

What should a court do when an arbitrator resigns – appoint a new one or declare the case closed? The Singapore High Court recently tackled the question in a dispute between construction company Hong Kiat and a Singaporean businessman.

Crescent Petroleum files against Iran's oil company

Premium article - 22 July 2009

Amid Iran's political difficulties, UAE-based Crescent Petroleum has launched arbitration against the state-run oil company - retaining Clifford Chance as counsel.

Anti-suit injunction lifted on Tunisian process

Premium article - 22 July 2009

Tunisian court proceedings are expected to go ahead after a London court lifted an anti-suit injunction intended to direct the matter to arbitration.

Seppala: non-final but binding DAB decisions can be enforced

Premium article - 22 July 2009

A recent ICC case indicates that non-final decisions of dispute adjudication boards in engineering and construction disputes can be enforceable through an interim arbitral award - according to no less an authority than Christopher Seppälä of White & Case.