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