Work Area: State-to-state

Guyana pursues Panama over rice exports

Guyana has launched an ICC claim against Panama over payments it says are owed to local farmers and millers under a rice exports deal.

22 May 2023

Historic dispute over New York Harbor explosion inspires Ukraine reflections

A lecture by Paul Friedland on a US-German inter-state arbitration triggered by a massive act of sabotage in New York Harbor ahead of US entry into the First World War leads Dorothy Murray of Proskauer Rose to draw parallels with disputes arising from the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

04 May 2023

The High Seas Treaty: a further step in environmental protection

The United Nations has recently reached a historic agreement on environmental protection known as the High Seas Treaty. Meriam Al-Rashid and Kate Johnston of Eversheds Sutherland consider its key provisions and compare it with another important environmental treaty covering Latin America.

03 May 2023

Iran to bring claims against Sudan over military contracts

Iran is reportedly taking steps to bring arbitrations against Sudan over military contracts signed before relations between the two states broke down seven years ago.

20 April 2023

Denmark announces plans to exit ECT

Denmark has signalled its intent to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty over concerns it may hinder the transition to green energy, the latest EU member state to join the exodus.

14 April 2023

Iraq asks US court to enforce against Turkey

Iraq has applied to a US court to enforce an ICC award issued in a multibillion-dollar dispute with Turkey over crude oil exports, putting the award in the public domain and confirming that neither side was entirely successful.

11 April 2023

Iraq and Turkey see award in multibillion oil dispute

UPDATED: An ICC tribunal has awarded just under US$1.5 billion to Iraq in a decade-long dispute with Turkey over crude oil exports from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region – though Turkey says it defeated most of the claims and has also been granted compensation.

27 March 2023

“Enough is enough”: Justice Patel calls for Indian arbitration reform

In a GAR Live keynote speech delivered before the news that India will open its doors to foreign lawyers, Justice Gautam Patel of the High Court of Bombay called out “fundamental flaws” in the country’s arbitration system, taking aim at the conduct of arbitration practitioners in the country and saying it was time to “burn down the house” in terms of how arbitration is perceived.

17 March 2023

Iran threatens Pakistan with US$18 billion pipeline claim

Iran has reportedly threatened to bring an US$18 billion arbitration against Pakistan over a gas pipeline project disrupted by US sanctions.

09 March 2023

Azerbaijan lodges ECT claim against Armenia

Azerbaijan has launched an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Armenia – the first known inter-state arbitration under the treaty – in the latest dispute arising from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

27 February 2023

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