All posts by Javier Echeverri

Sastre v. Mexico tribunal orders bifurcation of the proceedings after finding that Mexico’s jurisdictional objections, including objections to alleged “self-consolidation” and dual nationality, are prima facie serious

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Revealed: Decision denying request to remove counsel in Armenian real estate dispute surfaces; bifurcation decision also comes to light

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Looking Back: In Pey Casado v. Chile (1), arbitrators weighed in on dual nationality and ratione temporis jurisdictional objections, and ultimately found Chile liable for denial of justice

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Analysis: co-arbitrators in Sapec v. Spain see no issue conflict due to James Spigelman’s involvement in previous Spanish renewables case

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Looking Back: In Julian Crespo v. Poland, ICC tribunal offered an early analysis of the arbitrators’ power to order security for costs; on the merits, a majority found the state liable for a breach of the Poland-Spain BIT, but declined to award any damages

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Revealed: In previously-unseen ICC investment treaty award, Serbia prevailed as majority ruled that Croatian investor’s interest in a series of commercial agreements did not constitute a protected investment

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Looking Back: In Noble Ventures v. Romania, an early ICSID tribunal adopted an expansive interpretation of an umbrella clause in the US-Romania BIT, but ultimately rejected the case on the merits

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Looking Back: In Siemens v. Argentina, arbitrators used MFN to bypass local litigation requirement and found an expropriation of contractual rights, but ultimately saw their award abandoned as part of Siemens’ settlement of bribery scandal

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