March 2010 ITN

March 2010

In this issue: ICSID tribunal applies ad hoc approach to confidentiality in arbitral proceedings; A merits hearing takes place in protracted NAFTA dispute over US tobacco settlements; Ecuadoreans battle battle Chevron in U.S. court over BIT arbitration in long-running environmental damage dispute; Tribunals have been constituted in ICSID cases involving Egypt, Cambodia and Argentina; Canadian mining firm accused of links to murder of protestor, has Chiapas mine shut down; Hearing takes place between Electrabel and Hungary despite snowy weather; Proceedings are suspended in dispute between French oil company and Ecuador; In memorium: Sir Ian Brownlie Q.C. (1932-2010).