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Permanent Court of Arbitration continues expansion

Premium article - 18 September 2007

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has signed an agreement with Singapore to establish a regional branch for Asia.

Orrego Vicuña to chair Merrill & Ring NAFTA claim

Premium article - 18 September 2007

Chilean arbitrator Francisco Orrego Vicuña will chair the panel hearing a multi-million dollar NAFTA arbitration between a US forestry company and the government of Canada.

Pantechniki pursues Albania at ICSID

Premium article - 18 September 2007

Greek construction company Pantechniki is seeking US$1.8 million from Albania for failing to protect investments during rioting in 1997.

Exxon launches arbitration against Venezuela

Premium article - 14 September 2007

Exxon Mobil has requested arbitration over Venezuela's nationalisation of oil operations in the Orinoco belt.

Lithuania prevails in ICSID arbitration

Premium article - 14 September 2007

A tribunal has dismissed all claims brought against the Republic of Lithuania by a Norwegian car park developer in an investment treaty arbitration.

Winston & Strawn adds US State Department lawyer

Premium article - 14 September 2007

Winston & Strawn LLP has hired an investment treaty disputes specialist from the US State Department.

Tribunal agrees to hear Bangladesh contract claim

Premium article - 14 September 2007

The tribunal hearing a contract arbitration between energy company Chevron and Bangladesh has accepted jurisdiction over the dispute.

King & Spalding adds European disputes academic

Premium article - 14 September 2007

King & Spalding LLP has hired a European academic who specialises in international economic law.

BIICL forum draws a crowd

Premium article - 14 September 2007

The annual London forum on investment arbitration drew a crowd of more than 170 lawyers today.

Prager promoted at Debevoise

Premium article - 14 September 2007

Austrian Dietmar Prager has been promoted to counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York. He is one of 11 new counsel appointed this month, nine of them in New York.