ITN  |  August 6, 2008

South American alternative to ICSID in the works as governments create an energy treaty

By Fernando Cabrera Diaz 6 August 2008 A  July 16-17 meeting of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (comprised of Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Nicaragua, and Venezuela)* ended without public mention of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the World Bank agency that administers investor-state arbitrations. Nonetheless, the bloc’s push for a regional […]

ITN  |  July 25, 2008

News: Trans-Global Petroleum Inc. v. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: First Application of ICSID Arbitration Rule 41(5)

By Elizabeth Whitsitt 25 July 2008 Tribunal considers whether a claim by an U.S. investor against Jordon is “manifestly without legal merit”, and rejects all but one of Jordan’s objections An ICSID tribunal has ruled on whether to uphold objections filed by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pursuant to Rule 41(5) of the ICSID Arbitration […]

ITN  |  July 10, 2008

Decrying past “contradictory” rulings, Argentina challenges arbitrator, By Luke Eric Peterson

Among the grounds upon which Argentina is seeking to vacate a $185+ Million arbitration award in favour of British Gas (see previous item) is one which criticizes the International Chamber of Commerce for failing to disqualify one of the three arbitrators presiding in the BG v. Argentina arbitration. Argentina had moved in June of 2007 […]