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Iran wins measures from ICJ over US sanctions

Iran wins measures from ICJ over US sanctions

03 October 2018

The International Court of Justice has issued provisional measures requiring the United States to ease some of the sanctions it imposed on Iran following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal over the Iranian nuclear programme.

China and Philippines negotiate over South China Sea

China and Philippines negotiate over South China Sea

12 September 2018

China and the Philippines are negotiating a deal to jointly exploit oil and gas in the disputed waters of the South China Sea – despite an arbitration award which rejected China’s claims to historic rights over the vast majority of the maritime territory.

Tribunal to hear Russia’s objections in Crimea waters dispute

Tribunal to hear Russia’s objections in Crimea waters dispute

31 August 2018

A tribunal constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea has agreed to hear Russia’s preliminary jurisdictional objections to an arbitration with Ukraine over potentially hydrocarbon-rich waters adjacent to Crimea and other regions of Ukraine – including an argument that the dispute relates to sovereignty over annexed territory and not to the law of the sea.

Qatar secures measures in ICJ case over blockade

Qatar secures measures in ICJ case over blockade

24 July 2018

International arbitration practitioners at Debevoise & Plimpton and Foley Hoag have helped Qatar secure provisional measures from the International Court of Justice – requiring the United Arab Emirates to ensure the reunification of Qatari nationals and their families, who have been separated as a result of a “discriminatory” blockade in the Gulf.

Peace at last as Ethiopia accepts findings of boundary commission?

Peace at last as Ethiopia accepts findings of boundary commission?

20 June 2018

A protracted and bloody dispute over land between Ethiopia and Eritrea may be at an end after Ethiopia fully accepted the award of a boundary commission that operated under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Debevoise represents Qatar in case over blockade

Debevoise represents Qatar in case over blockade

13 June 2018

UPDATED. International arbitration practitioners from Debevoise & Plimpton are representing Qatar in newly instituted International Court of Justice proceedings against the United Arab Emirates over alleged human rights violations arising from the “discriminatory” blockade in the Gulf – after an arbitration claim was threatened earlier this year.

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.