International Arbitration Newsletter - September 2018
A Bill poses a threat to quality assurance in arbitrations in Peru
Melissa Núñez and Hugo Forno
Arbitration is viewed as being greatly effective for both domestic and disputes with an international component. This positive light is achieved from characteristics including the arbitrators’ level of specialist knowledge and reliability, the speed of the proceeding (in comparison with the length of litigation through the ordinary courts) together with its flexibility (adaptation of the procedure to the needs presented by every individual case), and the final nature of the rendered decision.
- Bolivia. Spanish Bank giant BBVA files treaty claim on pensions management against Bolivia
- Chile. Chile denies ICSID jurisdiction in Santiago transport system arbitration
- Colombia. Colombia faces new treaty claim by Odebrecht
- Ecuador. Ecuador and Canadian mining company settle UNCITRAL treaty claim
- USA. New York court asked by French Safran to stay an ICC arbitration
- Estonia. Estonia faces new US treaty claim on bribes and expropriated port facility
- England. Saudi Prince faces jail for breaching English contempt laws on award enforcement
- Spain. Spain faces new enforcement claim of Solar investors in D.C.
- Spain. Spain seeks to disqualify the Columbian arbitrator Eduardo Zuleta in one of the numerous arbitration proceedings it faces related to renewable energy policies
- Spain. Mexican investors bring arbitration proceedings against Spain following the collapse of Banco Popular
- Angola. English Commercial Court lifts freezing order against Angolan sovereign wealth fund
- Egypt. Egyptian award attacked by Chevron before US court
- Morocco. Morocco threatened with US$75 million treaty claim by U.S. landfill investors
- Morocco. Morocco hit by yet another ISCUD claim on bankrupt refinery
- Tanzania. Tanzania faces treaty claim by Italian farm investors
- China. ICSID tribunal confirms denial of provisional measures against China
- India. India's parliament debates arbitration and jet row
- India. India hit by billion-dollar case over gas migration
- Pakistan. Pakistan hit by ICC decision holding it liable for gas supply failures
- South Korea. HKIAC to administer treaty claim against South Korea
INSTITUTIONAL AND OTHER NEWS
- ICSID works on new draft arbitration rules
- CIETAC opens new Vancouver branch
- Joe Tirado (London) has once again recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2019 as being among the world's leading arbitration specialists. Joe has also been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500’s inaugural Arbitration Powerlist which is designed to highlight the UK’s leading arbitration counsel.
Recent speaking engagements
- Joe Tirado (London) was a panelist on “Settlement in Investment Disputes” at the Energy Charter Treaty Forum held in Paris on 11 September 2018
- Joe Tirado (London) was the Presiding Arbitrator-Judge in the Africa Regional Foreign Direct Investment Moot Competition held on 6-7 September 2018 at Africa Nazarene University in Nairobu, Kenya.
- Joe Tirado (London) spoke on 28 August 2018 at the 2018 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation,Taiwan