Work Area: State-to-state

Tribunal to hear Russia’s objections in Crimea waters dispute

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.

31 August 2018

Qatar secures measures in ICJ case over blockade

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.

24 July 2018

Peace at last as Ethiopia accepts findings of boundary commission?

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.

20 June 2018

Debevoise represents Qatar in case over blockade

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.

13 June 2018

Indian state energy company brings claim against Sudan

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.

17 April 2018

What Greenwood did next

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.

29 March 2018

ICC hears Chinese-Costa Rican refinery dispute

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.

26 March 2018

Asia-Pacific trade deal signed without the US

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.

08 March 2018

Australia and East Timor sign treaty on maritime border

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.

06 March 2018

Gazprom reignites gas wars with Naftogaz in wake of award

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.

05 March 2018

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