ANALYSIS: tribunal declines to enjoin Argentine criminal proceedings, orders publicization ban, and stays mute on implications of finding that prior orders were breached

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Part two of our coverage of EDFI v. Argentina annulment ruling: Argentina’s (unsuccessful) challenge to Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler

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In-depth: the full reasons for ad-hoc committee’s dismissal of Argentine annulment bid in Total case – and for rejecting challenge to Teresa Cheng

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EDFI v. Argentina award is upheld, after ad-hoc committee weighes Argentina’s allegation that arbitrator lacked impartiality due to his law firm’s advising of Repsol in separate dispute

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Third (and largest) of Italian bondholder claims against Argentina is settled; cases blazed a trail, but arbitrators continue to disagree as to scope for ICSID to be used for sovereign debt disputes

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Arbitrator disqualifications: Updates on challenges to Yves Fortier, Bernard Hanotiau and Teresa Cheng – and an early challenge to Brigitte Stern

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Argentina seeks to overturn $400+ mil water concession ruling in two forums – ICSID and U.S. Courts – and several long-running arguments look set to be re-aired

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Summer Recap: Catching up on recent developments in the investment treaty arbitration sphere

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Background: Argentina challenges ICSID annulment committee member in two cases, after belated non-disclosure of Freshfields connections

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Revealed: the corporate link between tribunal’s damages expert and Exxon-Mobil’s expert that spawned disqualification bids in ICSID case

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As Sempra case settles, Argentina is hit with $405 million bill in Buenos Aires water dispute; next phase of case could see arbitrator ethics fight

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Argentina round-up: ICSID ad-hoc committee declines to annul 2012 award in Daimler case; three panelists chosen to hear challenge to SAUR award

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El Paso annulment committee downplays novelty of ‘creeping’ FET violation, rubber-stamps tribunal’s necessity analysis

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As with earlier Argentine cases, avalanche of claims against Spain look set to be resolved by diversely-composed arbitral tribunals

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Annulment round-up: Teco and Guatemala each seek review of CAFTA arbitral ruling; ad-hoc committee members named for Kazakh and Turkmen cases

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Investor’s bid to disqualify former Argentine Attorney General from sitting on tribunal is rejected by PCA Secretary-General

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U.S. Sup Court overturns set-aside of $185 mil award vs. Argentina; arbitrators may continue to debate pre-arbitration conditions, but U.S. Courts may not second-guess

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ICSID rejects new Argentine bid to disqualify arbitrators in sovereign debt case; under what circumstances will ICSID turn to “third party” for opinion?

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$20+ million Impregilo award against Argentina withstands annulment attempt; committee won’t second-guess majority’s decision to take jurisdiction via MFN clause

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After settling some awards, Argentina takes more fractious path in bond-holders case, with new bid to disqualify arbitrators

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Full light is shed on the reasons for ICSID’s rejection of Argentine efforts to remove arbitrators in Repsol case

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Grounds for Argentine challenge to von Wobeser in Repsol case are revealed, as Argentina says it does not want ICSID or the PCA to make the call

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Arbitrators in water privatization dispute dismiss all jurisdictional objections raised by Argentina in face of Spanish investors’ claims

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ICSID tribunal weighs in with unanimous reading of local litigation requirement found in Argentine bilateral investment treaty

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ICSID annulment notes: Sri Lanka seeks to overturn award in favour of Deutsche Bank; panelists named to hear Daimler’s challenge to Argentine verdict

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Another divided ICSID tribunal finds it has jurisdiction to arbitrate an Argentine sovereign debt dispute; failure to pursue local remedies not fatal to case

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Tribunal sees no reason to exclude sovereign debt from investments eligible for protection at ICSID and under bilateral investment treaty

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ICSID Arbitrators rule that Spanish investors in Argentine airline complied with pre-arbitration procedural requirements in bilateral investment treaty

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Buergenthal (and Alvarez) stand behind Maffezini approach to MFN clause in latest case to arise under Spain-Argentina BIT

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Arbitrators in Argentine airline case wave off jurisdictional objections rooted in third-party funding of case and alleged illegality

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As Repsol files arbitration against Argentina, row erupts over alleged “diplomatic protection” by Spain and the EU

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Several arbitration industry interests weigh in with support for BG’s effort to overturn vacature of $185 million Argentine award

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ANALYSIS: Daimler majority closely follows ICS v Argentina reasoning in rejecting extension of MFN clause to dispute settlement

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ANALYSIS: More divergence on MFN and dispute settlement as one arbitrator sticks to his guns in new ICSID ruling, while another has a “change of heart”

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Another ICSID loss for Argentina, as arbitrators award 136 Million to jilted investors in electricity concession; with interest, award exceeds 202 Million

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Newly-released SAUR v. Argentina decision touches on illegality, test for expropriation, and financial “strangulation” of a concessionaire

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Argentina liable for breach of investment treaty in ICSID dispute with French water company SAUR

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ANALYSIS: German law firm says it can pursue Greek default claim at ICSID, but fails in chat with IAReporter to persuade that claim is a slam-dunk

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Arbitrators dismiss UNCITRAL investment treaty claim due to failure of claimant to begin in local courts (Argentina)

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ANALYSIS: MFN clause that had worked for some previous investors fails to unlock door to arbitration

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ICSID Round-Up: Argentina bondholders tribunal reconstituted, Hungary tribunal picked, and two new annulment panels chosen

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Newly-published award finds Argentina treated El Paso Corporation “unfairly”, but arbitrators take state-friendly reading of some investment treaty protections

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ANALYSIS: ICSID tribunal in Argentine case treads new ground with concept of “creeping” unfair treatment

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El Paso tribunal appoints expert to adjust proposed DCF model; takes wide view of implications of tax exclusion on damages

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ANALYSIS: Latest split amongst ICSID arbitrators over Argentina’s necessity defense in El Paso case reflects wider chasm; role of “state practice” in treaty interpretation also studied

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U.S. Court tears up $185+ Million award due to failure of arbitrators to respect treaty’s call for 18 months of local litigation in Argentina

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Argentina fails in effort to disqualify arbitrators in sovereign debt arbitration at ICSID

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Arbitral award in Argentine financial crisis case will stand; government obliged to pay modest sum to U.S. insurance company

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Arbitrators in Argentine bond dispute weigh in on definition of “investments” eligible for arbitration under ICSID system, and take a liberal approach to the requirements that investments be made in Argentine territory

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Various objections by Argentina to bond claim are admissibility questions, including scope for mass claims in ICSID system; policy considerations do not deter majority hearing sovereign debt disputes

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