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On the heels of an unsuccessful challenge to the whole tribunal, the National Iranian Oil Company is seeking to disqualify Laurent Aynès from continuing as tribunal president in a US$32 billion dispute with the UAE’s Crescent Petroleum because of his alleged ongoing failure to disclose his and his firm’s involvement in similar proceedings.
03 March 2023
Cameroon has sought to disqualify French arbitrator Thomas Clay from hearing an ICSID dispute with an oil consortium.
02 March 2023
Former ICC Court president Alexis Mourre used a keynote speech at GAR Live Abu Dhabi to call for a single, universal standard for arbitrator disclosure based on objective and subjective perspectives.
20 February 2023
David Malpass has announced his plans to resign as president of the World Bank – and chair of ICSID’s administrative council – before the end of his term, amid reports of a climate policy rift with US President Joe Biden.
17 February 2023
A Singapore court has upheld a pair of SIAC awards that found Repsol liable for fraud in a US$5 billion dispute with China’s Sinopec, while refusing to disqualify the presiding arbitrator over his role on a Chinese court-appointed expert panel.
02 February 2023
The National Iranian Oil Company has failed to disqualify three arbitrators from a US$32 billion case over their refusal to reschedule a hearing despite the unavailability of the state entity’s senior lead counsel.
31 January 2023
Albania has failed to disqualify Charles Poncet from hearing its bid to revise a €110 million ICSID award based on the Swiss arbitrator being the only original member of the tribunal available to hear the request.
05 December 2022
Cortex Capital, a consultancy that applies psychology and neuroscience to business and law, is inviting arbitration users to take part in a survey about their decision-making when selecting arbitrators.
23 November 2022
Latvia has revealed it is facing an Energy Charter Treaty claim from a renewables investor, after successfully challenging the claimant’s original pick as arbitrator because of her counsel work in other cases.
31 October 2022
Albania has sought to disqualify Swiss arbitrator Charles Poncet from hearing its bid to revise a €110 million ICSID award on the basis that the other two members of the original tribunal are unavailable.
28 October 2022
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