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Mexico escapes NAFTA claim

Premium article - 03 July 2007

A tribunal has refused to hear a claim by Texan farmers against Mexico about water from the Rio Grande River.

Corporate Counsel: Andrew Clarke, ExxonMobil

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Name: Andrew Clarke Age: 49 Company: ExxonMobil International Corporation Title: Assistant general counsel (Europe gas & power marketing)

TREATY ARBITRATION IN LATIN AMERICA

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Earlier this year, Global Arbitration Review convened a roundtable between arbitration specialists from Houston, Venezuela and Ecuador to discuss shifting governmental attitudes towards treaty arbitration, and what the future holds

US: Crystal-ball gazing, in New York

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Sebastian O’Meara (editor in chief, LATINLAWYER) attended Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP’s annual arbitration workshop. This year’s theme was ‘Looking into the crystal ball’.

SINGAPORE: Natural justice objections corralled

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Singapore’s appeal court says judges should be wary of interfering in arbitration on natural justice grounds. The court notes that parties are aware of the pros and cons of the process beforehand. Nish Shetty, partner of Wong Partnership, reports

POLAND: Privatisation U-turns continue

Premium article - 01 July 2007

A dispute over the Polish sugar industry shows why investment arbitration against Poland is on the rise, says Tomasz Wardynski of Wardynski & Partners and member of Global Arbitration Review’s editorial board

New Zealand: Private appeals available soon

Premium article - 01 July 2007

New Zealand’s institute has unveiled an arbitration-specific appeals body to start later this year. The new service will allow users to keep their cases private. Campbell Walker, partner at Gilbert Walker, explains

MONEY COLUMN: 50/50 split falls within acceptable margin

Premium article - 01 July 2007

A new case confirms that tribunals have a ‘margin of estimation’ on quantum. Mark Kantor, a member of Global Arbitration Review’s editorial board and a Washington, DC attorney reports

MIDDLE EAST: New rules and events galore differentiate 2007

Premium article - 01 July 2007

The first half of 2007 has seen an unusual number of arbitration conferences in Dubai, reports Philip Punwar, a barrister at Al Tamimi & Company in Dubai

INVESTMENT TREATY ARBITRATION: Does it matter where the money comes from?

Premium article - 01 July 2007

The tribunal in Saipem v Bangladesh has accepted jurisdiction. Matthew Weiniger, partner, and Matthew Page, associate of Herbert Smith LLP, explain why