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Zimbabwe admits BIT breach

Premium article - 27 November 2007

Zimbabwe’s land and security minister has admitted that the administration’s land reform policy has led to breaches of international law.

Swedish Supreme Court overturns award

Premium article - 27 November 2007

The Swedish Supreme Court has set aside an arbitral award because the chairman failed to disclose a possible conflict of interest.

Guatemala appoints ICSID panellists

Premium article - 27 November 2007

Guatemala has appointed four lawyers to the arbitration panel of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Arbitration lawyers question European treaty

Premium article - 27 November 2007

Misgivings about the European Union Reform Treaty dominated proceedings at the German Discussion Forum on Investment Law and Arbitration.

World Bank appoints ICSID deputy secretary general

Premium article - 23 November 2007

The World Bank has chosen a new deputy secretary general for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Veeder and Paulsson step down in Venezuela case

Premium article - 23 November 2007

V V Veeder QC and Jan Paulsson have resigned from the tribunal hearing an investment treaty arbitration between a Canadian mining company and Venezuela.

Simpson Thacher strengthens London practice

Premium article - 23 November 2007

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has elected a lawyer with international arbitration credentials to the partnership in London.

Ukraine picks Grischenko & Partners again

Premium article - 23 November 2007

Ukraine has chosen local firm Grischenko & Partners to act as counsel in an investment treaty arbitration brought against it by an Austrian investment company.

IBA interviews Pieter Sanders

Premium article - 23 November 2007

The International Bar Association has commissioned a filmed interview with Pieter Sanders to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New York Convention.

Czechs challenge jurisdiction in UK courts

Premium article - 23 November 2007

The Czech Republic has challenged an unfavourable award on jurisdiction in an investment treaty arbitration. It is now awaiting a decision by the UK High Court.