Premium article - 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.
Premium article - 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.
Premium article - 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.
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.
Premium article - 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.
Premium article - 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.
Premium article - 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.
Premium article - 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.
Premium article - 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.
Premium article - 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.