ICSID releases its 2017 statistics

In 2017 ICSID registered 53 new cases. To establish ICSID Jurisdiction the parties mostly invoked BITs (69%), investment contracts (10%), investment law of the host-State (7%) and Energy Charter Treaty (7%). Most cases were related to Eastern Europe and Central Asia (36%), Sub-Saharan Africa (15%) and Middle East and North Africa (15%). Among the awards [...]

2018-03-04T23:07:59+00:00 March 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for International Arbitration changed name, 28 February 2018

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) effectively changed its name on 28 February 2018 to become the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). The AIAC further announced the launching of its revised arbitration rules (AIAC Arbitration Rules 2018) on 9 March 2018, including expeditious appointment of emergency arbitrators and new power to consolidate disputes.

2018-03-04T23:05:37+00:00 February 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cour de cassation, 1 civ., 13 December 2017, Cameroun v. ICC, no. 16-22131

Following a breach of a contract, a company filed a request for arbitration to ICC. ICC suspended the arbitration proceedings for default of advance payment of arbitration costs. The company therefore sued ICC before the President of the Paris High Court (judge acting in support of the arbitration) for denial of justice. The Cour de [...]

2018-01-14T23:06:19+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Cour de cassation|0 Comments

Launch of an OHADAC Arbitration and Mediation Center

An OHADAC mediation and arbitration center will soon take shape in Guadeloupe. Taking the successful harmonization of business law in Africa (OHADA) as a model, the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in the Caribbean will also offer specific rules regarding investment disputes procedure. The center will be directed by Marie-Camille Pitton, lawyer at [...]

2018-01-14T20:48:00+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Inauguration of the Marseille Chamber of Arbitration for Europe, Africa and Asia [Chambre d’arbitrage de Marseille pour l’Europe, l’Afrique et l’Asie], 30 June 2017

Under the auspices of the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this new institution’s objective is to give the international economic actors a choice of an alternative dispute resolution method in the Mediterranean basin.

2018-01-14T19:28:46+00:00 July 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments