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U.S. Court rejects public policy objections and affirms enforcement of international arbitral award against...

In 1999, Enron Nigeria Power Holding, Ltd ("ENPH") entered into a power purchase agreement ("PPA") with Nigeria, Lagos State, and the National Electric Power...

U.S. court denies request to vacate award based on alleged partiality of arbitrator and...

A U.S. District Court rejected Argentina’s attempt to vacate a USD 21 million international arbitration award in a proceeding administered by ICSID under the...

Impecunious Claimant – Does the impecuniosity warrant that the respondent pays the full advance...

On 11 January 2017, the arbitral tribunal in the investor-state arbitration between a French-Mauritian businessman (the “Claimant”) and the Republic of Mauritius (“Mauritius”) ...

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Publishes Report on Investor State Arbitration

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce ("SCC") was founded in 1917.  It is part of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, but...

Singapore Court of Appeal reviews the scope of an arbitrator’s jurisdiction in an investment...

In the recent case of Sanum Investments Ltd v Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic SGCA 57, Singapore's apex court handed down...

NAFTA in Play: Investors’ Arbitration Rights

With the ascension of the Trump administration, there is a question whether the investor-state dispute settlement (“ISDS”) provisions under the NAFTA will survive.  This...

Investor State Arbitration under CETA: Key Provisions and What to Watch for in 2017

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ('CETA') between the European Union and Canada was signed October 30, 2016. The deepening of Canadian and European...

New Year, New Rules: How Singapore and Stockholm are vying for a piece of...

While toasting the New Year over a glass or two of champagne, it may have gone unnoticed to many of us that the strike...

Comparative Chart of International Investment Arbitration Rules

Investment treaty arbitrations may be brought under the rules of many different arbitration institutions.  As can be expected, each institution has its unique rules...

The German Federal Constitutional Court confirms CETA

In its last week’s decision, the German Federal Constitutional Court gave green light for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ('CETA') between the European...