ITN October 2006

ITN October 19, 2006

In this issue: ICSID Tribunal issues ruling on confidentiality in Tanzanian water concession dispute; Challenge to Eureko award and challenge to arbitrator both pending in Belgian courts; Bolivia tables new contracts to energy firms as deadline for « migration » looms; Argentina asks ICSID for the removal of lead arbitrator in Asset Recovery Trust case; UNCTAD Releases World Investment Report, as number of BITs exceeds 2500; ICSID/ICC/AAA to host Arbitration Colloquium in DC on November 17.

ITN October 13, 2006

In this issue: UNCITRAL holds first meeting on revisions to its rules of arbitration; Environmental NGOs push for special UNCITRAL rules for investor-state disputes; US investor invokes BIT to sue Ukraine over broadcasting quotas and licensing; Shell launches claim against Nicaragua over seizure of intellectual property; More Spanish portfolio investors line up to sue Russia over Yukos; Enron looking to sell Azurix arbitration award ; Yearbook of Int’l Environmental Law to devote special edition to investment law.

ITN October 5, 2006

In this issue: Tribunal holds Argentina liable for BIT breaches, but accepts necessity plea in part.