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  • Title: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: You are here:.. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).. Recent articles.. Mercer International lays out its NAFTA discrimination arguments against Canada in pulp mill dispute.. Jun 3, 2014.. U.. investors in Canadian forestry business notify Canada of potential arbitration over exclusion from tax breaks.. May 29, 2014.. Arbitrators decline Canada's request to amend confidentiality order so as to "clarify" that USA and Mexico can sit in on NAFTA hearings.. May 13, 2014.. To consternation of NAFTA signatories, tribunal rules that USA lacks a right to attend arbitration hearing in Detroit International Bridge v.. Canada case.. May 9, 2014.. Ethical screen erected in NAFTA case to ensure that arbitrator remains cut off from his law firm's prosecution of a separate claim.. Mar 18, 2014.. Arbitrators picked for Venezuela, Costa Rica and Kazakhstan cases, and replacement is named after disqualification in Burlington v.. Jan 13, 2014.. As hearings kick off in Apotex v USA arbitration, new pleadings show continued sparring over Canadian drug companies' claim to own NAFTA-protected investments.. Nov 18, 2013.. Public hearings loom in NAFTA challenge to U.. Government's handling of inspection of foreign pharmaceutical factories.. Oct 28, 2013.. As NAFTA hearings set to be web-streamed in quarry dispute, IAReporter reviews latest pleadings, including arguments on attribution, time limits, discrimination and due process.. Oct 16, 2013.. Lone Pine Resources files NAFTA arbitration over revocation of fracking permit in Quebec; broader claims also in offing.. Oct 1, 2013.. Arbitrators selected to hear UNCITRAL investment treaty claim arising out of governmental moratorium on offshore wind farms.. Sep 22, 2013.. Recent filings in Mesa Energy v.. Canada arbitration shed light on Canada’s objections, as well as claimant's allegations of composite breach.. prevails in yet another NAFTA investor-state arbitration; twin claims advanced by Apotex Inc.. are dismissed in new award.. Jul 2, 2013.. Apotex Inc.. , fails to prove that it had an “investment” in U.. territory entitled to NAFTA Chapter 11 protection.. Tribunal picks Washington DC as seat for unfolding NAFTA arbitration; hearings to be closed, and amici can’t access more info than public.. May 28, 2013.. investor adds new claims in its NAFTA arbitration over Detroit border crossing; Canada sets out key jurisdictional objections.. NAFTA tribunal in renewable energy arbitration allows entry into record of evidence obtained via "Section 1782" discovery in US courts.. Apr 25, 2013.. In newly-released report, tribunal-appointed expert urged lifting of attorney-client privilege on documents at center of NAFTA denial of benefits battle.. Apr 16, 2013.. Tribunal nixes requests by Canadian arbitration lawyer and an unrelated NGO to intervene as amicus curiae in Apotex v.. USA NAFTA arbitration.. Mar 19, 2013.. Investor agrees to settle NAFTA claim against Canada; effort to build controversial quarry comes to an end as Province agrees to pay out 2/3rd of sums invested.. Mar 12, 2013.. Tribunal rules on U.. Government’s request to bifurcate NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitration proceedings.. Feb 6, 2013.. Jurisdictional disagreements are laid bare in NAFTA arbitration; Apotex production facilities located outside the United States figure prominently.. Jan 29, 2013.. Parties to Apotex v.. NAFTA arbitration spar over meaning  ...   1, 2012.. Canada expands on defences to NAFTA claim over environmental assessment of Nova Scotia quarry; government says regulatory goals and project differences may justify different treatments for different projects.. May 21, 2012.. Canadian Supreme Court refuses to set aside arbitral award due to tribunal’s willingness to factor cross-border “trade” losses into valuation of an investment.. May 10, 2012.. Investor turns to courts in attempt to challenge a denial of benefits determination in NAFTA dispute.. Apr 10, 2012.. As United States is hit with another arbitration claim, pharma companies are growing creative in their use of investment treaties.. Mar 13, 2012.. NAFTA News: Pulp company says it has put Canada on notice of claim, as redacted award from earlier case is released.. Jan 31, 2012.. Parties in NAFTA pharmaceuticals arbitration trade arguments on jurisdiction, as tribunal rejects amicus participation.. Dec 1, 2011.. Investors in Nova Scotia quarry lay out legal arguments in NAFTA claim against Canada.. Nov 22, 2011.. Mexico loses bid to set aside NAFTA arbitration award in Canadian appeals court.. Oct 5, 2011.. Canada prevails in NAFTA arbitration over thwarted garbage disposal project; costs ruling obliges government to shoulder its defence costs.. Sep 27, 2011.. US investors put Mexico on notice of NAFTA arbitration in border crossing advertising dispute.. Sep 7, 2011.. Renewable energy arbitration claims on horizon, but states take differing approaches to public disclosure.. Facts and legal arguments come to light in threatened NAFTA claim over land-use (quarry) dispute with Canada.. Aug 15, 2011.. United States lays out defence arguments in NAFTA investor-state arbitration arising out of pharmaceutical drug approval process.. Aug 4, 2011.. Dispute over pesticide phase-out ends ambiguously, with investor abandoning case, measures remaining in place, but Canadian province offering statement which may be brandished in other jurisdictions.. Jun 9, 2011.. Canada settles another NAFTA case, with unpublicized modest financial pay-out; two of three arbitrators were nominated when case settled.. Cargill v.. Mexico ruling finds three NAFTA breaches; publication of 2009 arbitral award delayed 17 months as redactions debated.. Mar 15, 2011.. Tribunal sees a high-bar for breach of NAFTA’s Minimum Standard of protection; doubts expressed as to impact of hundreds of BITs on customary international law.. Mexico can’t justify its mistreatment of Cargill as counter-measures taken against the United States; ownership of NAFTA “rights” discussed anew.. Mexico persists in battle to reduce $77 Million NAFTA debt; published damages award applied several notable discounts, including effect of social protests against investor’s product.. Arbitrators in NAFTA arbitration reject all claims against United States in tobacco industry dispute.. Mar 6, 2011.. ANALYSIS: Tribunal in Grand River v.. arbitration declines to import non-investment law obligations into NAFTA; role of other “relevant” legal obligations in treaty interpretation under Vienna Convention is not discussed.. Investor withdraws stay request, and plans to proceed with twin NAFTA arbitration claims.. Jan 13, 2011.. Arbitrators decide to hear Canada’s objections to NAFTA garbage disposal investment dispute as a preliminary matter.. Nov 25, 2010.. Arbitrators in Chemtura v.. Canada NAFTA arbitration take economical route in finding no treaty breaches.. Sep 15, 2010.. more articles..

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  • Title: Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).. ICSID picks three who will review CAFTA award from Teco v.. Guatemala arbitration.. El Salvador argues that domestic investment law is not a portal for Pacific Rim mining company to reach international law protections.. Jan 19, 2014.. Guatemala breached CAFTA due to arbitrary, non-transparent setting of electricity tariffs; bitter pill for Gov't in light of recent events.. Dec 26, 2013.. Costa Rica update: gold miner sues over “legal vacuum”; government also faces CAFTA claim over beach expropriations, after paying 2012 ICSID award.. Oct 7, 2013.. investor turns to court in effort to confirm CAFTA award and put pressure on Guatemala to pay $16 million.. Jun 11, 2013.. Pacific Rim mining company argues that El Salvador’s investment statute should be read in light of international jurisprudence.. May 15, 2013.. Victims of Stanford ponzi scheme threaten to arbitrate vs.. United States under trade and investment treaties.. Investor gets a 2 million dollar bump to CAFTA award, but fails to convince tribunal to revisit other parts of award.. ICSID Annulment Committee weighs in with a ruling on Security for Costs in El Salvador mining case.. Sep 22, 2012.. Parties to Guatemalan railway dispute joust over the need for tribunal to revise damages figures in CAFTA arbitral award.. Arbitrators frown on Spanish investor’s characterization of dispute over Guatemala electricity tariffs as an investment treaty matter.. Aug 20, 2012.. Toll highway concessionaire puts pressure on Dominican Republic to pay $42.. 5 million ICC arbitration award.. ICSID Claim against El Salvador is revived after claimants pursue third-party funding.. Aug 1, 2012.. ANALYSIS: CAFTA tribunal adopts earlier NAFTA tribunal’s reading of minimum standard; damages conditioned on investor’s handing back keys to railway.. ANALYSIS: ICSID Tribunal examines and rejects all Salvadoran objections to hearing Pac Rim claims under domestic investment statute.. Jun 5, 2012.. ANALYSIS: Arbitrators reject El Salvador’s contention that Pac Rim’s 2007 change of nationality was an ‘abuse of process’.. Jun 4, 2012.. ANALYSIS: In first test of CAFTA ‘denial of benefits’ clause, arbitrators rule that U.. ‘shell’ company not owed CAFTA protections for  ...   (Commerce Group) claim will be heard in open hearings in mid-November.. Nov 4, 2010.. Preliminary Objections cleared away in Pacific Rim's CAFTA mining claim, more battles over jurisdiction may loom.. Aug 5, 2010.. Tribunal selected to hear second CAFTA mining claim against El Salvador.. Jul 2, 2010.. Tribunal finds that railway company’s dispute with Guatemala arose after CAFTA entered into force and is arbitrable.. Jun 27, 2010.. Non-disputing CAFTA state intervenes in Guatemala arbitration to present arguments.. Apr 22, 2010.. Pacific Rim answers El Salvador’s preliminary objections in CAFTA mining claim.. Mar 18, 2010.. El Salvador raises preliminary objections to jurisdiction of ICSID tribunal in CAFTA mining claim.. Jan 17, 2010.. Arbitrators selected to hear contentious El Salvador mining arbitration; claimant’s nominee chosen in parallel arbitration.. Nov 30, 2009.. Shareholders in shuttered battery recycling plant put El Salvador on notice of claims for treaty breach.. Sep 19, 2009.. Second mining claim against El Salvador registered at ICSID; Domestic litigation still ongoing in El Salvador.. ANALYSIS: Slow Gov't decision-making, on environment & approvals, a breach of treaty obligations to foreign investors?.. Dominican Republic settles trio of electricity arbitrations.. Investor in Guatemala railway dispute outlines details of CAFTA claim.. Jul 17, 2009.. CAFTA Claim: mining corp moves to arbitration with El Salvador; enviro impact of project is hotly contested.. May 11, 2009.. More details emerge of Dominican Republic arbitrations over electricity concession; arbitrators revealed in several cases.. Feb 28, 2009.. Arbitrators decline Guatemala’s request for clarification of jurisdictional ruling in CAFTA railway dispute.. Jan 22, 2009.. Replacement arbitrator appointed in TCW v.. Dominican Republic CAFTA arbitration over electricity investment.. Jan 5, 2009.. US subsidiary of Canadian miner files CAFTA Notice of Intent against El Salvador; Pacific Rim complains of enviro delays.. Dec 11, 2008.. Tribunal rejects Guatemala’s objection to jurisdiction in CAFTA railroad dispute; but claimant's waiver precludes some claims.. Nov 19, 2008.. Tribunal in CAFTA railway arbitration denies broad request for evidence preservation.. Nov 12, 2008.. UNCITRAL tribunal rules that electricity claim can proceed against Dominican Republic; parallel CAFTA claim also afoot.. Oct 9, 2008..

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  • Title: Energy Charter Treaty - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: Another week, another arbitration claim against Spain: InfraRed Environmental Infrastructure sues at ICSID.. Jun 4, 2014.. In previously undocumented Energy Charter Treaty arbitral ruling, a divided tribunal awards $49 million in dispute over electricity supply debts.. May 30, 2014.. As crucial decisions loom this year in several Yukos cases, US Government is urged to espouse claims of US shareholders against Russia.. May 27, 2014.. As Kazakhstan pursues set-aside of $500+ million Energy Charter Treaty award, government takes aim at Stockholm Chamber's handling of arbitration.. May 23, 2014.. Parties agree on a chairman for Energy Charter Treaty arbitration between MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company Plc and Croatia.. Apr 21, 2014.. Tribunals finalized in UNCITRAL and SCC claims arising out of solar-power controversies.. Apr 17, 2014.. Jan Paulsson is tapped to chair Energy Charter Treaty arbitration claim proceeding under UNCITRAL rules.. Feb 25, 2014.. In newly-obtained Energy Charter Treaty award (Ascom and Stati v.. Kazakhstan) arbitrators offer narrow reading of denial of benefits clause.. Feb 18, 2014.. Government complains that Stockholm Arbitration Institute moves too quickly to make default arbitrator appointment.. In rare holding, investors' claims of "coordinated" top-down harassment by Kazakhstan are vindicated.. In now-available award, Boeckstiegel tribunal valued Kazakh assets at a half billion Dollars, but rejected key claim for lost profits and opportunities.. ICSID's first claim of 2014 is brought against Spain by Masdar, a Dutch subsidiary of U.. E.. renewable energy company.. Feb 12, 2014.. Croatia Round-up: Arbitrators in place for Croatian real estate dispute; Gov't files UNCITRAL claim against Hungarian energy company.. Jan 21, 2014.. Following PCA decision, Czech Republic thwarts move by solar investors to sue in single arbitral proceeding; meanwhile Spain sees new solar claim at ICSID.. Jan 1, 2014.. Croatia disputes: Hungarian energy company sues at ICSID, while property developer resumes ICC arbitration with state agency.. Dec 29, 2013.. Despite Khodorkovsky release, majority owners of Yukos have no plans to drop $113 billion arbitration claim against Russian Federation as a final ruling looms.. Dec 24, 2013.. Bulgaria disputes: German investor's BIT claim is dismissed by tribunal chaired by Brigitte Stern; meanwhile, tribunal in separate treaty case at ICSID is constituted.. Dec 12, 2013.. Foreign investment arbitral claims continue to pile up on Spain, as government turns screws on energy sector.. Dec 5, 2013.. Kazakhstan: no damages awarded to AES in arbitration under US investment treaty and Energy Charter Treaty.. Nov 4, 2013.. Arbitrators issue decision on Germany’s preliminary objections in nuclear phase-out case; Vattenfall’s Energy Charter Treaty claims to proceed.. Jul 4, 2013.. Spain round-up: twin Energy Charter claims moving at different speeds; arbitrator in third case agrees to hear jurisdictional objections first.. Jun 18, 2013.. In newly-disclosed 2010 Energy Charter ruling, arbitrators rule that treaty’s denial of benefits clause operates only prospectively.. Arbitrators hold that failings of Kazakh courts don't rise to level of international law breach; but umbrella clause can cover legislative "promises".. ANALYSIS: Turkey recovers $5.. 3 million thus far in global effort to collect on  ...   another ICSID arbitration, this time fending off $1 Billion claim by oil investor.. Jun 7, 2012.. Germany is sued at ICSID by Swedish energy company in bid for compensation for losses arising out of nuclear phase-out.. Annulment Committee rejects Turkey’s bid to lift stay of enforcement on $15 Million costs award against investor.. May 22, 2012.. Italy put on notice of treaty claim arising out of economic austerity.. Apr 30, 2012.. New ICSID Claims: Gas investors file against new Slovak Gov't; more claims for Equatorial Guinea and Turkmenistan.. Republic of Georgia agrees to pay 1/3rd of ICSID award; litigation funder eyes recovery after bumpy ride.. Former ICSID claimant wins human rights case for unlawful detention and asset seizures; court does not delve into misconduct questions that had roiled earlier arbitration.. Dec 15, 2011.. Investor in Bulgarian refinery asks arbitral tribunal to weigh new evidence that a competitor may have secured state favour via the payment of bribes.. Oct 4, 2011.. Lengthy debt collection battle ends, as former Soviet state pays arbitral award; unusual form of diplomatic assistance seen.. Sep 29, 2011.. Turkey defeats $11 Billion arbitration claim at ICSID; putative off-shore shareholder fails to prove it owned shares prior to alleged expropriation of electricity concessions.. Sep 5, 2011.. Arbitrators selected and case proceeding at Stockholm Arbitration Institute in dispute arising out of alleged expropriation of oil fields in Kazakhstan.. May 26, 2011.. Arbitrators decline to order Tajikistan to compensate investor for unawarded licenses; in earlier ruling, panel had found state in breach of Energy Charter Treaty obligations.. Feb 1, 2011.. Georgia changes tack in tussle over $90 Million arbitral award in gas pipeline dispute.. Turkish energy investor sues Kazakhstan at ICSID.. AES seeks to annul losing verdict in energy dispute with Hungary.. Arbitrators rule that legitimate expectations arise out of Republic of Georgia’s repeated promises of compensation to pipeline investor; unlawful nature of takings can affect damages.. Oct 20, 2010.. DAMAGES ANALYSIS: tribunal looks at income and purchase-offers to value lost assets in Georgia; outside-funding of arbitration is likened to insurer subrogation and does not hinder costs-recovery.. Georgian authorities arrest foreign investor on eve of ICSID hearing and charge him with corruption; Israeli businessman and Greek partner release text of $90 Million arbitration verdict against Georgia.. Oct 15, 2010.. Judge rules that potential ICSID award must be used to pay fraud victims.. Sep 30, 2010.. Hungary prevails in first of three Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) arbitrations over power pricing disputes; arbitrators affirm that “politics” is not a dirty word.. Sep 28, 2010.. ANALYSIS: ECT’s stability clause does not immunize foreign investors from legal changes in Hungary; arbitrators see no clash between ECT and Hungary’s EU law obligations.. Hungary prevails in Energy Charter Treaty arbitration.. Sep 24, 2010.. Georgia denies Freedom of Information request for arbitral award; amends law related to pending international arbitrations.. Quarrel between Moldova’s richest man and former President spills across borders, as energy company sues Kazakhstan for a Billion Dollars in nationalization fight..

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  • Title: EU External Investment Policy - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: Fate of more than a thousand European bilateral investment treaties is sealed in latest deal.. Brussels’ thinking on future of extra-EU investor-state dispute settlement comes into focus after much give and take with member-states.. Oct 22, 2012.. EU and member-states find common ground on roster-system for arbitrators, heightened ethics rules, and broader transparency.. European Commission unveils proposal for who should bear brunt of future investment arbitrations; member-states could continue to be respondents in some cases.. Jun 21, 2012.. EU member-states approve negotiating guidelines for India, Singapore and Canada investment protection talks; some European governments fear “NAFTA-contamination”.. Sep 23, 2011.. Unpublished discussion paper gives overview of European Commission trade department's recent thinking on foreign investment dispute settlement.. European Commission's trade department floats idea of ICSID as clearing-house for all investment disputes under  ...   EU Parliament to weigh into debate over future of 1200+ bilateral investment treaties between member-states and non EU states.. May 3, 2011.. As EU Trade Policy Committee prepares to meet, views diverge on European Commission’s plans for investment treaties with external trading partners.. European Commissioners send investment policy proposals back for further work.. Details of EC Investment negotiating approach begin to emerge as announcement looms.. Jun 16, 2010.. ANALYSIS: Multitude of safeguards and exceptions make for baroque Canadian BITs with Romania, Latvia, Czech Republic.. ANALYSIS: Closer look at substantive and procedural features of new Canadian BITs with Czech Republic, Romania and Latvia.. Canada's new BITs with several EU member-states reflect EU requirements and Canadian reform agenda.. British Institute to host discussion on European Union BITs and EU law.. Jun 3, 2008..

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  • Title: Intra-European Union Treaties & Claims - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: Intra-European Union Treaties & Claims.. Jun 13, 2014.. Arbitrators use "prima facie" test to see if claims capable of breaching BIT, but also lapse into weighing some of the claimant's evidence.. Jun 12, 2014.. Another claim against Slovakia fails, as arbitrators dismiss remainder of EURAM AG's claims under Austria-Slovakia BIT.. Jun 5, 2014.. Arbitrators dismiss claims by Dutch insurer, but investor says it has achieved goal of averting Slovak nationalization and creation of single-payer health system.. ICSID panelists in place in Courts v.. Madagascar arbitration and Micula v.. Romania (annulment) proceedings.. May 15, 2014.. Round-up: Water concessionaire warns Estonia under Dutch treaty; Uruguay threatened over decree affecting ownership of pharmacies.. As Romania seeks annulment of $250 million award at ICSID, enforceability questions loom.. Apr 22, 2014.. Investors in Hungary's radio industry fail to persuade arbitrators that they had rights capable of expropriation under Swiss & Dutch BITs.. In now-available UNCITRAL award, tribunal chaired by Brigitte Stern says that MFN clause cannot be used to broaden jurisdiction of Germany-Bulgaria treaty.. New arbitrations registered by ICSID: Michael Dagher v.. Sudan and Blusun and others v.. Italy.. Feb 23, 2014.. Bulgaria obtains enforcement of costs award; court dismisses investor's belated allegation of arbitrator bias due to issue-conflict.. Feb 14, 2014.. Newly-obtained arbitral rulings offer window into first-documented UNCITRAL investment treaty claim: Saar Papier v.. Jan 29, 2014.. A ban on foreign investor's import of "waste" is deemed an expropriation - due to its effect and also because it was contrary to legitimate expectations.. In first known UNCITRAL BIT award, arbitrators considered a state's duty to mitigate damages; Poland declined to pay until Central Bank funds were frozen.. Parties to Greek sovereign debt case agree to fast-track jurisdictional objections, so that merits phase can play out as scheduled in 2015-16.. Despite plunge in Venezuela claims, ICSID sees 40 cases come through its doors in 2013; intra-EU treaty claims continue to proliferate.. In new procedural decision, arbitrators in Greek sovereign debt case clarify possible merits process.. In shadow of mass solar claims, another UNCITRAL BIT arbitration quietly moves forward against Czech Republic.. Jan 10, 2014.. In Romania case, EU expresses doubts as to legality of ordering EU state to compensate investors for lost incentives.. Jan 6, 2014.. Majority of tribunal sets high bar for relying on treaty's umbrella clause: commitments to  ...   in privatization – but failing to acquire assets - is entitled to some treaty protection.. In merits award, opaque and protracted privatization process breaches treaty even though no investment was made.. In previously-unseen damages award, investor can't prove causal link between mistreatment during Polish tender and future lost profits.. Poland releases a new - less redacted - version of award from dispute with French pharma companies; MFN can’t broaden investment treaty’s arbitration clause.. Oct 24, 2013.. Poland discriminated by not renewing foreigners’ pharma marketing authorizations; BIT tribunal asserts power to impose ‘punitive’ damages beyond market value.. German Supreme Court declines to opine on validity of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties.. Oct 18, 2013.. Czech Republic says it prevailed in BIT arbitration with German property-developer ECE, but offers few details.. Oct 9, 2013.. Disputes Round-up: New claims against Hungary and Nigeria land at ICSID, as investors put Belarus and Cyprus on notice of treaty disputes.. Sep 10, 2013.. ICSID arbitrators named for UAB Energia v.. Latvia and Georg Gavrilovic v.. Croatia cases; replacements picked for Zimbabwe and Peru tribunals.. Jul 7, 2013.. As Croatia joins EU, it faces ICSID arbitration over thwarted resort development on Dalmatian coast.. Slovakia round-up: Tribunals in place for steel plant and (new) health insurance disputes; assets frozen in Luxembourg in bid to collect on 2012 award.. Jun 12, 2013.. Bondholders’ claim against Greece is registered at ICSID, as mandatory wait-period expires on another threatened arbitration.. May 30, 2013.. Investor allegations of top-level political conspiracy not borne out, but some measures of Romania point to prosecutorial animus.. ANALYSIS: You don’t need to show damage to prove breach of BIT, but that also means that victorious claimants may walk away with no compensation.. First arbitration against Cyprus is in motion, with waiting period running on $1 billion claim arising out of nationalization of major bank.. Mar 27, 2013.. Investment treaty arbitration against Greece looms after foreign bank gives notice of dispute due to “discriminatory” bail-out.. Investor’s nominee resigns in face of alleged “issue-conflict” challenge; Slovak Republic says BIT claim is an abuse of process.. Investor concedes that UK-Hungary BIT allows only arbitration of expropriation claim; tribunal clarifies role of MFN and customary international law.. Feb 27, 2013.. ICSID tribunal is finalized for claim by two Italian investors (Gavazzi) in Romanian steel plant.. Feb 14, 2013..

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  • Title: India - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: As Vodafone sues India - and Nokia threatens the same - company could seek interim arbitral order blocking India from pursuing billions in taxes.. Once again, an appointing authority is needed to finalize tribunal to hear investor claims against India.. Full light is shed on the reasons for ICSID's rejection of Argentine efforts to remove arbitrators in Repsol case.. Deutsche Telekom makes good on threat and sues India over satellite; Replacement arbitrator is named in CC/Devas case.. Oct 22, 2013.. After much effort, a tribunal is finalized in UNCITRAL arbitration pitting Russian and Cypriot telecoms investors against India.. Francisco Orrego Vicuna is disqualified from sitting in India BIT arbitration due to appearance of having fixed view as to meaning of “essential security” standard.. Investor in India’s Loop Telecom makes good on threat to sue India; new UNCITRAL claim is third treaty claim known to be afoot.. Indian company invokes Dutch BIT - rather than Indian treaty – in new arbitration over withdrawn subsidies in Uzbekistan.. Sep 30, 2013.. India BIT claims round-up: As arbitrators are chosen in two cases, IAReporter investigates other claims, including by Russian Federation and Vodaphone.. Tribunal in place to hear latest BIT claim against India; ICJ Judge was asked to pick Gov’t arbitrator after missed  ...   Mar 4, 2012.. ANALYSIS: Arbitrators touch on simmering debate as to relevance of a state’s development-status when assessing claims for treaty breach.. ANALYSIS: Tribunal’s reading of "effective means" obligation may ensnare states that otherwise pass treaty muster.. As “effective means” of justice obligation has its moment in the sun, will Ecuador-U.. arbitration generate an eclipse?.. Feb 28, 2012.. As dust settles on adverse arbitration ruling against India, a Russian investor puts India on notice of a treaty claim.. Canada announces conclusion of investment treaty with China, but there’s an asterisk.. Feb 16, 2012.. India is held liable for investment treaty breach due to protracted judicial delays suffered by foreign investor.. Feb 7, 2012.. Australian miner quietly pursuing arbitration under one of Australia’s investment treaties; first such known case had been overlooked amidst Australia’s own legal and policy upheaval.. Jul 7, 2011.. India sued by foreign investor for investment treaty breach; complaint stems from willingness of Indian courts to consider set-aside of an earlier commercial arbitration ruling.. BIT claim (by Indian investor) against United Kingdom is terminated by tribunal; Parties reluctant to disclose details of UNCITRAL arbitration.. Nov 13, 2009.. makes eastern push as investment treaty talks opened with China, Vietnam, India – and promised with Russia.. Jul 1, 2008..

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  • Title: Argentina - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: ANALYSIS: In SAUR case, Arbitrators value damages for various treaty breaches together, and use costs order to incentivize realistic claims valuations.. Argentina ordered to pay $40 million, plus substantial interest, to investor in thwarted water project.. Argentina-Repsol settlement pact stipulates that ICSID won't be used for any future arbitrations.. Apr 30, 2014.. Annulment round-up: Teco and Guatemala each seek review of CAFTA arbitral ruling; ad-hoc committee members named for Kazakh and Turkmen cases.. Apr 29, 2014.. Investor's bid to disqualify former Argentine Attorney General from sitting on tribunal is rejected by PCA Secretary-General.. Apr 9, 2014.. Amidst concerns about prompt payment of arbitral awards, stays of enforcement are lifted in two ICSID cases.. Apr 1, 2014.. Sup Court overturns set-aside of $185 mil award vs.. Argentina; arbitrators may continue to debate pre-arbitration conditions, but U.. Courts may not second-guess.. Mar 5, 2014.. ICSID rejects new Argentine bid to disqualify arbitrators in sovereign debt case; under what circumstances will ICSID turn to "third party" for opinion?.. Feb 6, 2014.. $20+ million award against Argentina withstands annulment attempt; committee won't second-guess majority's decision to take jurisdiction via MFN clause.. Jan 26, 2014.. After settling some awards, Argentina takes more fractious path in bond-holders case, with new bid to disqualify arbitrators.. Dec 30, 2013.. Full details emerge of Argentina’s effort to disqualify Francisco Orrego Vicuna in Repsol arbitration.. Oct 17, 2013.. Grounds for Argentine challenge to von Wobeser in Repsol case are revealed, as Argentina says it does not want ICSID or the PCA to make the call.. Argentina Update: arbitrators finalized to hear Repsol’s claims for nationalization; Exxon claim proceeds to damages phase after liability ruling.. Jul 17, 2013.. Dissent in Ambiente Ufficio v.. Argentina bond case becomes public; third arbitrator would have upheld almost all jurisdictional objections.. Arbitrators in water privatization dispute dismiss all jurisdictional objections raised by Argentina in face of Spanish investors’ claims.. Mar 17, 2013.. ICSID tribunal weighs in with unanimous reading of local litigation requirement found in Argentine bilateral investment treaty.. ICSID annulment notes: Sri Lanka seeks to overturn award in favour of Deutsche Bank; panelists named to hear Daimler’s challenge to Argentine verdict.. Effort fails in bid to disqualify former Argentine official Gabriel Bottini in Saint-Gobain v.. Venezuela arbitration.. Feb 28, 2013.. ICSID Annulment Committee selected to hear Argentina’s bid to annul $200 million arbitral award in EDF electricity dispute.. Another divided ICSID tribunal finds it has jurisdiction to arbitrate an Argentine sovereign debt dispute; failure to pursue local remedies not fatal to case.. Feb 12, 2013.. Tribunal sees no reason to exclude sovereign debt from investments eligible for protection at ICSID and under bilateral investment treaty.. ICSID Arbitrators rule that Spanish investors in Argentine airline complied with pre-arbitration procedural requirements in bilateral investment treaty.. Dec 27, 2012.. Buergenthal (and Alvarez) stand behind  ...   Jun 11, 2012.. ICSID picks three to review El Paso v.. May 29, 2012.. Full reasons emerge for PCA’s dismissal of Argentine bid to disqualify two arbitrators in sovereign bond case.. ANALYSIS: German law firm says it can pursue Greek default claim at ICSID, but fails in chat with IAReporter to persuade that claim is a slam-dunk.. Arbitrators dismiss UNCITRAL investment treaty claim due to failure of claimant to begin in local courts (Argentina).. ANALYSIS: MFN clause that had worked for some previous investors fails to unlock door to arbitration.. ICSID Round-Up: Argentina bondholders tribunal reconstituted, Hungary tribunal picked, and two new annulment panels chosen.. Newly-published award finds Argentina treated El Paso Corporation “unfairly”, but arbitrators take state-friendly reading of some investment treaty protections.. Jan 29, 2012.. ANALYSIS: ICSID tribunal in Argentine case treads new ground with concept of “creeping” unfair treatment.. El Paso tribunal appoints expert to adjust proposed DCF model; takes wide view of implications of tax exclusion on damages.. ANALYSIS: Latest split amongst ICSID arbitrators over Argentina’s necessity defense reflects wider chasm; role of “state practice” in treaty interpretation also studied.. Court tears up $185+ Million award due to failure of arbitrators to respect treaty’s call for 18 months of local litigation in Argentina.. Jan 17, 2012.. Arbitral award in El Paso v.. Argentina ICSID arbitration now available for download.. Jan 13, 2012.. Argentina fails in effort to disqualify arbitrators in sovereign debt arbitration at ICSID.. BRIEFLY NOTED: Arbitrator resigns after sharp dissent in ICSID case; Peru and Argentina each move to annul awards at ICSID.. Nov 14, 2011.. Third arbitrator in Argentine sovereign bonds dispute weighs in with blistering dissent.. Nov 2, 2011.. Dissenting arbitrator argues that Argentine bonds bought on secondary market are not “investments” made in Argentina.. Arbitrator raises alarm about future workability of sovereign debt restructuring processes if ICSID tribunals are to wade into such disputes.. energy company wins $43 Million plus substantial interest for treaty breaches by Argentina.. Arbitration over Argentine road concession to proceed, but arbitrators disagree whether MFN clause permits investors to detour around local courts.. Oct 26, 2011.. Grounds are revealed for Argentina’s bid to disqualify arbitrators in sovereign bond default dispute.. Oct 6, 2011.. Arbitral award in Argentine financial crisis case will stand; government obliged to pay modest sum to U.. insurance company.. Sep 20, 2011.. Arbitrators in Argentine bond dispute weigh in on definition of “investments” eligible for arbitration under ICSID system, and take a liberal approach to the requirements that investments be made in Argentine territory.. Aug 19, 2011.. Various objections by Argentina to bond claim are admissibility questions, including scope for mass claims in ICSID system; policy considerations do not deter majority hearing sovereign debt disputes.. Arbitrators take lenient approach to need for prior consultation and domestic litigation in Argentine bond case..

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  • Title: Venezuela - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: ICSID Round-Up: New arbitrator in Pey v.. Chile; new claim by Highbury and others vs Venezuela; and a bid to annul award in Rose Levy v.. Peru.. May 21, 2014.. ICSID rejects challenges to David Caron and Santiago Torres Bernardez in Transban v.. May 14, 2014.. Venezuela's bid to disqualify arbitrators in ConocoPhillips ICSID case is rejected; meanwhile, ICC tribunal rules in separate claim by PDVSA.. May 6, 2014.. Venezuela secures dismissal of $180 million ICSID arbitration brought by Canadian firm, Nova Scotia Power.. May 2, 2014.. Anglo-American invokes treaty protections in new arbitration with Venezuela.. Apr 14, 2014.. Arbitrators in Conoco v.. Venezuela case split as to their power to "reconsider" earlier decision on liability.. Mar 11, 2014.. Arbitrator challenge is rejected in Koch v.. Venezuela case, but two more challenges spring up in another Venezuela dispute.. Arbitrators in South American Silver v.. Bolivia (UNCITRAL) proceeding are revealed, and include former Argentine official.. Challenges filed against Feliciano and Sands at ICSID; replacement arbitrators named in two other cases, after tribunal departures.. Jan 8, 2014.. Arbitrator steps down after being challenged in multi-billion dollar Venezuelan gold mining dispute.. As more arguments are exchanged by Conoco and Venezuela, amount of damages in arbitration could hinge on whether tribunal will reconsider a key holding.. Venezuela’s failure to produce documents leads to inference that they may be unhelpful to Gov’t, but majority can’t conclude that ambiguous law offers consent to international arbitration.. Nov 20, 2013.. ICSID removes arbitrator in Blue Bank v.. Venezuela case due to his law firm elsewhere acting against Venezuela.. Repeat appointments by claimant’s law firm were at center of (rejected) challenge to arbitrator in Venezuela case, but less central in Repsol v.. Argentina case.. In a ray of light for Venezuela, arbitrators will hear further arguments as to “power” to reconsider recent finding of bad faith in Conoco case.. Arbitrators decline jurisdiction over claims by Highbury and Ramstein under Dutch treaty and Venezuelan statute for expropriation of mining assets.. Conoco’s restructuring of Venezuela assets for BIT protection is OK; legally “decisive” date of income tax hike is its entry into force, not date of enactment.. Sep 5, 2013.. In Conoco-Venezuela merits ruling, arbitrators rule that tax hikes can’t be challenged as “unfair” or weighed as part of looming valuation for expropriation.. BREAKING: ICSID tribunal holds Venezuela liable for failing to negotiate in good faith on basis of fair market value for taking of ConocoPhillips assets.. Sep 4, 2013.. Tribunals finalized to hear second arbitration by Tenaris and Talta against Venezuela, as well as by RSM against St.. Lucia.. Aug 8, 2013.. Venezuela says oil arbitration lodged via 1999 investment statute has been dismissed on jurisdictional grounds; dissenting opinion also  ...   in the Owens Illinois v.. Venezuela and Tulip Real Estate v.. Turkey cases.. ICSID arbitrators decline bid by Venezuela to disqualify third member of tribunal in oil nationalization dispute.. Mar 5, 2012.. Venezuelan exit from ICSID raises questions both legal and financial.. Exxon subsidiary awarded $907 Million in ICC arbitration with Venezuelan state oil company; ICSID case still pending.. Jan 1, 2012.. Arbitrator, Yves Fortier, is challenged by Venezuela following announcement of law firm merger.. Venezuela claims round-up: three tribunals named, two new arbitrations filed by victims of nationalizations, and one investor looks for funding.. Oct 12, 2011.. Full reasons for ICSID tribunal’s recent dismissal of Venezuelan telecoms claim (Brandes) are revealed.. Venezuela prevails as claim for nationalization of telecoms investment is dismissed on jurisdictional grounds; six foreign investor claims against Venezuela registered in 2011 at ICSID.. Presiding arbitrator is designated in gold and diamond mining dispute after parties fail to agree on candidate; underlying investment treaty was terminated several years ago, but claimants invoke its protections.. Award embodying settlement of contentious coal-fired power plant dispute in Germany is published; Russia-Moldova investment arbitration award and arbitrator challenge ruling in OPIC Karimum v.. Venezuela case also available online.. ICSID Secretary-General says threshold is high for challenges to arbitrators in Venezuelan oil services arbitration, as efforts to disqualify Brigitte Stern and Guido Santiago Tawil are rejected.. Jun 3, 2011.. Effort to disqualify arbitrator in Venezuelan oil nationalization case is unsuccessful; adjudicators acknowledge that multiple arbitral appointments can be a concern.. May 19, 2011.. ICSID panels convened in disputes over Uruguay’s tobacco policies, Venezuelan airport concession, Polish health-care venture, and Hungarian energy investment.. Mar 30, 2011.. ICSID will hear challenges to two Venezuela arbitrators simultaneously; meanwhile another Venezuela dispute is suspended as arbitrator is challenged.. Canadian power company sues Venezuela (again) over terminated coal contract.. Venezuelan cement industry nationalization to be arbitrated under investment treaty, but tribunal sides with Venezuela in ruling that domestic statute does not provide path to international arbitration.. Tribunals picked in Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Venezuela disputes.. New ICSID Claims registered against Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and Turkmenistan.. Challenge to popular arbitrator is rejected; colleagues see no grounds for disqualification due to multiple appointments by Venezuela and non-disclosure.. Jan 4, 2011.. One challenge to oft-appointed arbitrator Prof.. Brigitte Stern is rejected (in Slovak case), but others arise.. Arbitral Decisions in Ghana and Venezuela arbitrations become public.. Venezuela prevails in treaty-based arbitration, as arbitrators decline jurisdiction over investor claim.. Swiss cement-maker Holcim announces settlement with Venezuela.. Tribunals selected in one Peru case, as another materializes; arbitrators chosen in Tidewater v.. Venezuela case.. Arbitrators in Exxon case rule that Venezuelan statute does not provide consent to ICSID arbitration; BIT claim for nationalization will proceed..

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  • Title: Commonwealth of Independent States and Ukraine - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: Commonwealth of Independent States and Ukraine.. The following.. articles touch upon developments in The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and/or Ukraine.. (We define CIS countries to include Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Belarus.. Jun 6, 2014.. Appeal of €5 million ruling against Ukraine for unlawful seizure of foreigner's assets will not be heard.. Turkmenistan construction dispute grinds to a halt, as investor objects to new arbitrator appointed by government.. Updates on Oxus v.. Uzbekistan, Stans Energy v.. Kyrgyzstan, and Standard Chartered v.. TANESCO arbitrations.. Investors in "Praktyka" dispute turn to ICSID arbitration, alleging that Ukraine failed to protect their investment in financial sector.. Appearance of possible prejudgment of key issues leads to unprecedented disqualification of ICSID arbitrator at the hands of colleagues.. Mar 20, 2014.. Russian investor files a notice of dispute, but threatened ICC arbitration has yet to materialize in fight over nationalized bank.. Central Asia round-up: updates on four UNCITRAL investment treaty arbitrations in the "Stans".. Analysis: Does Moscow Chamber of Commerce offer effective alternative for arbitrating investment claims against Central Asian states?.. Moldovans secure $500+ million arbitral award in claim against Kazakhstan under Energy Charter Treaty.. UNCITRAL tribunal will hear Turkmenistan's argument that a bloc of claimants can't band together to bring a multi-party BIT claim.. After failure of claim under Kazakh statute, Canadian miner hopes that USSR-Canada investment treaty permits arbitration with Kazakhstan.. Dec 18, 2013.. Claims against Uzbekistan fail under Israeli investment treaty, as well as under 1998 law that other foreign investors are seeking to use.. Testimony by foreign investor piques tribunal's curiosity as to legitimacy of consulting contracts with local fixers, and leads to unraveling of case vs.. ANALYSIS: In Uzbek case, tribunal reads investment treaty's "legality" clause narrowly, but refuses to let investor use MFN clause to avoid it altogether.. Investors disclose full details of claim for financial compensation and moral damages due to alleged mistreatment by Belarus.. Nov 13, 2013.. ICSID tribunal in KT Asia v.. Kazakhstan case finds that investment acquired for nominal price fails to meet BIT’s definition.. Nov 6, 2013.. Arbitrators selected to hear claims that Kyrgyzstan expropriated stake in Jerooy gold project; obscure multilateral treaty is one of several invoked  ...   Egypt and Lemire v.. Jul 10, 2013.. In new ruling, arbitrators disagree on interpretation of UK BIT whose MFN clause expressly applies to dispute settlement.. Claimant’s failure to pursue local remedies for 12 months derails $300 million claim against Turkmenistan; use of local courts not proven to be futile.. Jul 5, 2013.. Arbitrators rule that investor can’t use MFN clause to detour around “local courts” recourse spelled out in Turkmenistan investment treaty.. Caratube oil company takes new tack in dispute with Kazakhstan: new claims brought to ICSID while earlier losing award remains under review.. In previously unpublished award, arbitrators find jurisdiction to hear Ukraine’s counter claim under treaty, but also find unfair treatment and expropriation.. investor fails in UNCITRAL claim for $459 million under Russian foreign investment statute and contract.. Jun 4, 2013.. Investor laments “outing” of third-party funder in final award, and initiates set aside proceedings.. Kazakh investors (Vladislav Kim & others) pursue arbitration against Uzbekistan for harm to investments in two cement companies.. Apr 30, 2013.. Tribunals named in three bank nationalization claims vs.. Kyrgyz Republic; separate mining arbitration sheds light on Oxus settlement.. Arbitrators find Moldova breached one treaty protection, but give government time to try restitution in order to lower $2.. 8 million damages bill.. In Moldova case, arbitrators reject denial of justice and expropriation claims, but see no exhaustion of remedies requirement for latter.. French investor, Franck Charles Arif, wins on fair and equitable treatment aspect of ICSID arbitration against Moldova, but loses moral damages claim.. After claims of human rights violation are borne out, businessman pursues ad-hoc investment treaty arbitration against Turkmenistan.. Apr 3, 2013.. Personnel picked for several ICSID annulment committees; Philip Morris v.. Australia case leads to resignation of a pair of arbitrators.. Dec 21, 2012.. New investment arbitration claims against Algeria, Uzbekistan and South Korea.. Oxus says that UNCITRAL tribunal has recognized its standing to arbitrate with Uzbekistan.. Cargill says Mexico is latest member of non-payer’s club; IAReporter review found half-dozen states not paying BIT awards.. Tribunal selected for another Turkmenistan construction dispute, as government draws a line under messy MTS telecoms dispute.. New victory for Ukraine in ICSID arbitration looks at limits of umbrella clauses.. Oct 30, 2012..

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  • Title: Payment of Awards - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: Investors strike deal with Bolivia in order to secure "rapid" payment of some of the compensation awarded by arbitrators.. As Vietnam explores collection of costs award against unsuccessful investor, another claimant sticks its head above the parapet.. Annulment committee sets deadline for Argentina to pledge that it will comply with its enforcement obligations under Article 53 of ICSID Convention.. Aug 22, 2013.. Payment of awards update: new reporting on arbitral debts of the Dominican Republic and Mexico.. Feb 22, 2013.. UK Court orders Republic of Laos to post $70 million while legal fight continues over unpaid arbitral award.. Noose tightens on Thailand as Swiss Court declines to set aside a still-unpaid 2009 BIT award.. Canadian court declines to vacate recognition of ICSID award, and raises eyebrow at quality of justice available in Kyrgyzstan.. Aug 19, 2012.. Laos has yet to pay $56 million arbitral debt, but new investors line up to sue; Chinese claimant says MFN clause circumvents narrow arbitration clause.. Panama seeks to collect costs after foreign investors abandon their treaty claims.. Investor with unpaid 2009 ICSID award gets creative by seeking to enforce against shares in a Canadian mining company.. Jul 19, 2012.. Lawyer seeks enforcement  ...   contract obligation to not sue under treaty.. Arbitral award will stand in Vivendi v.. Argentina case, but an arbitrator is criticized over lack of disclosure.. Court declines to vacate two Argentina BIT awards, but will hear public policy objections; Investor joins long queue of Argentine award-creditors.. Zimbabwe not paying ICSID award.. May 7, 2010.. Deadline lapses without payment by Kazakhstan on BIT award.. How many states are not paying awards under investment treaties?.. Investor seeks to collect on BIT award following Thailand’s failure to pay.. Poland pays award in treaty dispute with Cargill over allotment of sweetener production quotas; award unpublished.. Apr 17, 2009.. ICSID committee asks Kazakhstan to guarantee prompt payment if annulment fails – or post 50% of award value now.. Apr 2, 2009.. Cargill asks US Court to confirm award against Poland; Poland turns to French Court in effort to vacate same award.. Mar 17, 2009.. Clock runs out on Argentina; Vivendi likely to begin award enforcement proceedings even as annulment proceeding continues.. Round-Up: Where things stand with Argentina and its many investment treaty arbitrations.. Dec 17, 2008.. Argentina ordered to provide heightened written assurances of prompt payment of award in long-running dispute with Vivendi..

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  • Title: Annulment and Court Review of Awards - Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter)
    Descriptive info: Annulment and Court Review of Awards.. English Court deems massive award against Czech Republic to be non-binding.. ICSID Annulment committee rejects effort by Spain-U.. Chamber of Commerce to intervene as amicus curiae in Spain-Guatemala BIT case.. In Kazakh case, annulment committee declines to second-guess move by tribunal to impose higher bar for what constitutes a protected investment.. Fast-track dismissal is possible in annulment context, but Honduras' challenge to ICSID award will continue, and with conditional stay.. Jan 12, 2014.. ICSID moves swiftly and selects Rigo Sureda, Schreuer and Cheng to hear UK investor's attempt to annul award in Indonesian banking arbitration.. Energy company drops lawsuit against ICSID as fortunes turn in relation to disputed concession in Central African Republic.. ICSID committee opts to stay enforcement of $1.. 76 billion arbitral award, and takes note of Ecuador's assurances that it will pay final ICSID awards.. Oct 2, 2013.. Annulment committee in Pey v.. Chile case clarifies applicable interest rates but can't supplement earlier ruling.. Sep 14, 2013.. Pey v.. Chile update: As new tribunal is called to rule on compensation for BIT breach, Chile objects to claimant’s nomination of Philippe Sands as arbitrator.. Sep 11, 2013.. ICSID retains law firm and responds to lawsuit filed  ...   awards hangs in balance.. Panelists confirmed for ICSID claim against Montenegro and Deutsche Bank v.. Sri Lanka annulment.. Apr 23, 2013.. Newly unearthed decision records reasons for rejection of bid to disqualify counsel in Fraport v.. Philippines arbitration.. Honduras seeks annulment of arbitral award rendered in 2012 in favour of Spanish construction company.. Three panelists named to decide fate of billion dollar arbitral award from Occidental v.. Ecuador case.. Jan 22, 2013.. Major new wrinkle in long-running enforcement battle as award against Laos is reportedly vacated in Malaysian Court.. Dispute over title to landholdings in Croatia leads to arbitration from Gavrilovic D.. O.. ; government has faced, and prevailed in, two other treaty claims.. With partial annulment of Pey Casado v.. Chile award, the door opens again for further arguments in ICSID’s longest-running case.. Swiss lawyer, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler not seeing tail-off in investment treaty appointments in aftermath of bruising 2010 ICSID incident.. Oil company seeks annulment of (now-public) ICSID award in billion dollar claim against Kazakhstan.. Dissent by Brigitte Stern offers possible blueprint for Ecuador’s bid to annul several holdings in Occidental award.. Oct 9, 2012.. ICSID Tribunal Selections: Arbitrators picked for Hungary, Egypt and Equatorial Guinea disputes and Paraguay annulment proceeding.. Sep 6, 2012..

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