Will Juncker junk ISDS?

The European Parliament in Strasbourg has voted in the new European commissioners chosen by president-elect Jean- Claude Juncker; he has said that his commission “will not accept that the jurisdiction of courts in the EU member states be limited by special regimes for investor-to-state disputes”.

Jean-Claude Juncker

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33120/

Slovakia denies treaty benefits to US investor

The Slovak government has sought to block a potential treaty claim by a US investor that says it has suffered a denial of justice as a result of a 15-year court case.

Bratislava, capital of Slovakia

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33118/

Are party-appointed experts a waste of time?

The latest GAR Live Hong Kong saw a debate on the role of expert witnesses in international arbitration, with one side seeking to convince a sceptical audience that the party appointment of experts should be abandoned.

Judges James Spigelman QC, Hilary Heilbron QC and Gary Born

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33102/

Kyrgyzstan ordered to pay Latvian bank investor

Latvian businessman and Blackpool Football Club president Valeri Belokon has won US$16.5 million in a treaty claim against Kyrgyzstan over its treatment of a bank implicated in a fraud investigation by state authorities.

Valeri Belokon

Article source: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/news/article/33112/

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