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Indian state energy company brings claim against Sudan

Indian state energy company brings claim against Sudan

17 April 2018

A unit of India’s largest oil and gas company has filed a US$98.4 million claim against Sudan to recover money lost from an oil project hit when South Sudan broke away from the country in 2011 – with further claims likely.

What Greenwood did next

What Greenwood did next

29 March 2018

UPDATED. After abandoning a bid to secure reappointment to the bench of the International Court of Justice, Sir Christopher Greenwood QC is to replace the late David Caron as a judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal – becoming the first non-national to be appointed by either of the two disputing states.

ICC hears Chinese-Costa Rican refinery dispute

ICC hears Chinese-Costa Rican refinery dispute

26 March 2018

An ICC tribunal has begun hearing a diplomatically sensitive joint-venture dispute betweeen Chinese and Costa Rican state-owned entities over a cancelled US$1.5 billion project to upgrade an oil refinery.

Asia-Pacific trade deal signed without the US

Asia-Pacific trade deal signed without the US

08 March 2018

UPDATED. After US president Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first day in office, the 11 remaining signatories have today agreed a major new trade deal without it – with some signing “side letter” agreements opting out of provisions on investor state dispute settlement.

Australia and East Timor sign treaty on maritime border

Australia and East Timor sign treaty on maritime border

06 March 2018

UPDATED. Following two arbitrations and a conciliation under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Australia and East Timor have signed a treaty to end a bitter dispute over their maritime boundary in the area of a US$40 billion offshore oil and gas field.

Gazprom reignites gas wars with Naftogaz in wake of award

Gazprom reignites gas wars with Naftogaz in wake of award

05 March 2018

Russia’s Gazprom says it has filed a new claim against Naftogaz just days after the Ukrainian state-owned company reported a win in another case, arguing that the latest award means two gas supply and transit agreements are no longer commercially viable.

Naftogaz claims victory in gas transit dispute

Naftogaz claims victory in gas transit dispute

01 March 2018

Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz says it has secured a mostly favourable award against Russia’s Gazprom that may end a US$125 billion dispute between the two parties over the supply and transit of gas.

Iran threatens Pakistan with claim over stalled pipeline

Iran threatens Pakistan with claim over stalled pipeline

28 February 2018

Iran has reportedly threatened to file for arbitration with Pakistan as it seeks to recover US$1.2 billion in penalty payments after a gas pipeline project was shelved.

Iran and Turkmenistan gear up for gas dispute

Iran and Turkmenistan gear up for gas dispute

30 January 2018

Turkmenistan’s national gas company and its Iranian counterpart have instructed counsel as they prepare to face off in an ICC arbitration over an alleged €1.54 billion debt for gas deliveries.

Hamburg body rules on maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire

Hamburg body rules on maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire

Premium article - 25 September 2017

In a case that began in arbitration, the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea has determined the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean and held that Ghana did not violate its neighbour state's sovereign rights by drilling in the disputed area. Will Thomas, Alexandra van der Meulen and Natasha McNamara of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer report on the judgment for GAR.