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English High Court upholds two challenges to jurisdiction

United Kingdom - March 22 2013 The English High Court has recently set aside two arbitration awards under section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (1996 Act) on the grounds of lack…

Paula Hodges QC, Peter Godwin.

Further steps given by Ecuador to terminate its bilateral investment treaty with the USA

Ecuador, USA - March 20 2013 On 6 March 2013, Ecuador's President, Mr Rafael Correa, requested that Ecuador's legislature (the National Assembly) approve the denunciation of the…

Paula Hodges QC, Peter Godwin.

Myanmar announces intention to sign the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958

Myanmar - March 15 2013 On 6 March 2013, Myanmar's parliament approved plans to sign the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards…

Paula Hodges QC, Peter Godwin.

President Hugo Chavez’s legacy: what future for investors in Venezuela?

Venezuela - March 6 2013 Overnight the Venezuelan government has confirmed the death of President Hugo Chavez after a long battle with cancer. President Chavez had been a…

Paula Hodges QC, Peter Godwin.

Australia and investor-state-dispute resolution mechanisms in the trans-pacific partnership

Asia-Pacific, Australia, Malaysia - March 1 2013 In 2011, Australia's Gillard government announced a new policy not to include investor-state-dispute resolution mechanisms in future investment…

Paula Hodges QC, Peter Godwin.