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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.

Pakistan calls for arbitration of dispute over Kashmir dams

Pakistan calls for arbitration of dispute over Kashmir dams

Premium article - 19 September 2017

Pakistan has asked the World Bank to empanel an arbitration tribunal after talks failed to resolve its dispute with India over the compliance of two hydroelectric projects with the Indus Water Treaty.

East Timor and Australia reach deal on maritime border

East Timor and Australia reach deal on maritime border

Premium article - 04 September 2017

After talks under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, East Timor and Australia have reached a landmark agreement that promises to end a maritime boundary dispute affecting the fate of an estimated US$40 billion in oil and gas reserves.

Tribunal rules on Croatia-Slovenia border

Tribunal rules on Croatia-Slovenia border

Premium article - 29 June 2017

UPDATED. In a case that has been beset by difficulties, a Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal has ruled on a sea and land border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia, defining the limits of their territorial waters for the first time and granting Slovenia direct access to the international waters beyond.

Van Houtte quits Hague tribunal

Van Houtte quits Hague tribunal

Premium article - 09 June 2017

Belgian arbitrator Hans van Houtte has resigned as president of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague after seven years in the role.

Crimea waters case gets under way in The Hague

Crimea waters case gets under way in The Hague

Premium article - 22 May 2017

A politically-sensitive arbitration between Ukraine and Russia over potentially oil-rich waters adjacent to Crimea is under way in The Hague, heard by a five-member tribunal chaired by South Korean judge Jin-Hyuin Paik that was constituted in accordance with the 1982 UN Convention of the Law of the Sea.

East Timor ends PCA claims against Australia

East Timor ends PCA claims against Australia

Premium article - 24 January 2017

East Timor has withdrawn two Permanent Court of Arbitration claims against Australia – including one involving allegations of espionage – as a conciliation aimed at resolving a maritime boundary dispute in the Timor Sea continues.

East Timor and Australia to tear up oil and gas treaty

East Timor and Australia to tear up oil and gas treaty

Premium article - 10 January 2017

East Timor is to terminate a treaty with Australia governing the exploitation of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea, potentially paving the way for the settlement of a maritime boundary dispute that has spawned espionage allegations and multiple proceedings in The Hague.

Bulgaria pays Russia to end nuclear dispute

Bulgaria pays Russia to end nuclear dispute

Premium article - 09 December 2016

Bulgaria’s national electricity company NEK has paid €602 million to a Russian state-owned entity to honour an ICC award, ending a politically sensitive dispute over a nuclear power plant that also gave rise to the threat of an investment treaty claim.

Turkey and Iran see end to gas price review

Turkey and Iran see end to gas price review

Premium article - 22 November 2016

An ICC tribunal has granted Turkish state pipeline company BOTAŞ a retroactive cut in the price of gas from Iran worth several billion dollars while ordering it to pay part of the Iranian side’s legal and arbitration costs.