Premium article - May 28, 2013
Maria Kostytska, of counsel at Winston & Strawn in Paris, and Ignacio Torterola, of counsel at Foley Hoag in Washington, DC, report on a recently published ICSID award from 2010 that found Georgia liable under the Energy Charter Treaty and the Georgia-Israel bilateral investment treaty.
Premium article - May 23, 2013
Commercial arbitration may still be unpopular in the Balkans but Kosovo offers a promising forum for dispute resolution, say Ahmet Kasumi and Anjezë Gojani, president and secretary of the Permanent Tribunal of Arbitration at the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce.
Premium article - May 21, 2013
Matthew Weiniger and Alejandro Garcia, partner and senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, consider two recent ICSID awards that decided claims for moral damages.
Premium article - May 10, 2013
Mark Kantor, a Washington, DC based arbitrator, considers the arbitrators' approach to damages in this week's Rompetrol award.
Premium article - April 10, 2013
Benjamin Aronson and Sonia Farber, associates at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, consider the new draft UNCITRAL rules on transparency and how they will promote transparency in investor-state arbitration.
Premium article - April 09, 2013
Rupert Choat, the London-based head of construction disputes at CMS Cameron McKenna, and Dubai-based associate Slava Kiryushin say a recent Qatari Court of Cassation case setting aside a 2009 arbitral award because it was not issued in the name of the Emir of Qatar is alarming for arbitration users in the Gulf state,
Premium article - April 08, 2013
Matthew Weiniger and Claudia Ludwig, partner and senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, consider a recent ICSID decision ruling out the use of customary international law as an independent cause of action - and compare it with a similar finding in the famous Eurotunnel arbitration.
Premium article - April 04, 2013
Emmanuel Duncan Chua, senior associate at Drew & Napier, and Anthony Cheah Nicholls, trainee solicitor at Michael Hwang Chambers, discuss the 2013 edition of SIAC's arbitration rules and the effect they will have on future cases. Are the proliferation of changes to the rules over the years likely to cause problems or does the latest version mark the centre's coming of age?
Premium article - March 22, 2013
Responding to Julian Lew QC's prediction that UNCITRAL Model Law countries will lead the development of international arbitration law and practice in the near future, Nicholas Thio of Norton Rose considers a trio of key decisions from the Singapore courts last year and asks whether a "Singapore" brand of international arbitration is in the making.
Premium article - March 20, 2013
Ian Hunter, a Queen's Counsel based at Essex Court Chambers in London and Senior Counsel at Seven Wentworth Chambers in Sydney, gives a personal view of the recent decision of Australia's highest court in TCL v The Judges of the Federal Court of Australia.