Work Area: State-to-state

“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

Armenia gets ICJ measures against Azerbaijan

The International Court of Justice has issued further provisional measures in a pair of cases between Armenia and Azerbaijan arising from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

23 February 2023

Russia seeks arbitration with US over diplomat visas

Russia says it will pursue arbitration against the United States over its failure to issue visas to Russian delegates to the United Nations.

15 February 2023

Pakistan-India hydro dispute underway in The Hague

An arbitral tribunal tasked with resolving a dispute between Pakistan and India over two hydroelectric power plants has had its first meeting in The Hague – but India has refused to participate, arguing the matter should be resolved through an alternative process under the same treaty.

06 February 2023

Azerbaijan launches landmark biodiversity case against Armenia

Azerbaijan has started the first known inter-state arbitration under the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, accusing Armenia of destroying the environment and biodiversity during nearly 30 years of "illegal occupation" of its territories.

19 January 2023

Ukraine pushes for war claims commission

Ukraine is petitioning the United Nations to create a commission to resolve claims against Russia for financial damages arising out of the war – amid speculation that some US$300 billion in frozen Russian central bank assets could be targeted for enforcement.

10 October 2022

Ukraine’s claim against Russia over detained vessels clears hurdle

UPDATED: A United Nations tribunal says it will hear Ukraine’s claim against Russia over three Ukrainian naval vessels and their servicemen that were detained in waters adjacent to Crimea four years ago.

30 June 2022

Naftogaz signals new claim against Gazprom over transit fees

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz has launched a pre-arbitration procedure against Gazprom for underpayment of gas transit fees, also suggesting it may seek to revive a US$12.2 billion claim that was settled more than three years ago.

27 May 2022

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