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Vietnam weighs South China Sea claim

Vietnam weighs South China Sea claim

07 May 2020

Vietnam is reportedly moving closer to launching an international arbitration against China over maritime rights in the South China Sea, as officials in Beijing continue to assert control in the disputed waters.

Hague tribunal orders return of Iranian assets

Hague tribunal orders return of Iranian assets

16 March 2020

The Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague has ruled in a long-running dispute over Iranian physical assets that were frozen during the 1979 hostage crisis – ordering the US to pay over US$29 million in damages to Iran and return several antique musical instruments including a Stradivarius.

Ukraine's maritime claim against Russia to proceed

Ukraine's maritime claim against Russia to proceed

24 February 2020

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has rejected the majority of Russia’s jurisdictional objections to a case brought by Ukraine over maritime rights around Crimea – but said it lacked authority to address claims implicating the sovereignty of the annexed territory.

Greek state entity declares win in gas-pricing case

Greek state entity declares win in gas-pricing case

23 January 2020

Greece’s state-owned gas company Depa says it has won a Stockholm-seated ICC arbitration filed against Turkish counterpart Botaş in the latest installment of a 10-year dispute over the price of gas supplied under a pipeline deal.

Gazprom fails in challenge to first Naftogaz award

Gazprom fails in challenge to first Naftogaz award

29 November 2019

A Swedish court has rejected a challenge by Gazprom to an SCC award favouring Ukrainian state entity Naftogaz in a multibillion-dollar gas dispute – with hearings scheduled for next year on challenges to two further awards.

Ukraine’s ICJ claim against Russia clears hurdle

Ukraine’s ICJ claim against Russia clears hurdle

11 November 2019

The International Court of Justice has ruled it can hear claims by Ukraine concerning Russia’s alleged support of terrorism in eastern Ukraine and mistreatment of non-Russian communities in Crimea.

Mauritius and Maldives take boundary dispute to UN court

Mauritius and Maldives take boundary dispute to UN court

Premium article - 23 October 2019

Mauritius and the Maldives have agreed to have a dispute over their maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean resolved by a special chamber of a UN court in Hamburg rather than by arbitration.

Iran denied interest on ICC award because of EU sanctions

Iran denied interest on ICC award because of EU sanctions

Premium article - 25 July 2019

An English court has ruled that a UK government-owned supplier of military vehicles is not liable to pay interest on a £128 million award in favour of Iran’s Ministry of Defence that has accrued while it has been subject to EU sanctions.

Switzerland must post security for release of vessel and crew

Switzerland must post security for release of vessel and crew

Premium article - 12 July 2019

A UN court in Hamburg has ruled that Switzerland must post a bond of US$14 million to secure the immediate release of an oil tanker and four of its crew detained by the Nigerian navy more than a year ago, until an arbitral tribunal decides whether their detention violated the law of the sea.

Russia challenges Crimea awards and changes strategy

Russia challenges Crimea awards and changes strategy

06 June 2019

Russia has applied to the Swiss courts to annul a pair of investment treaty awards in favour of Ukrainian investors who had their assets seized in Crimea – as the state announces it has reversed its policy of not participating in arbitrations arising from its annexation of the territory five years ago.