Récusation

Le Centre de règlement des différends relatifs aux investissements de l’UNASUR : Commentaires sur le projet de texte de l’Accord constitutif

L’établissement futur du Centre pourrait générer un certain scepticisme, compte tenu que son fonctionnement pourrait saper les normes internationales favorables aux arrangements régionaux, ce qui pourrait donner lieu à une plus grande instabilité dans la région. Toutefois, d’un autre point de vue, la création du Centre pourrait renforcer la légitimité et la popularité des mécanismes de règlement des différends investisseur-État entre les pays membres de l’UNASUR, du fait de la mise en œuvre des innovations de fonds et de procédure, contenues dans la version la plus récente de l’AC que nous avons analysé. Quelles sont les nouveautés en matière de procédure et de fond contenues dans le projet d’accord constitutif?

ITN  |  septembre 23, 2010

Arbitrator appointments in investment arbitration: Why expressed views on points of law should be challengeable

Tony Cole The aspect of international investment arbitration that is perhaps most consistently condemned by critics of the system is the role played in the resolution of investment disputes by non-permanent tribunals, constituted solely for deciding the case at hand, and consisting of individuals drawn primarily from the world of international commercial arbitration. Such tribunals, […]

ITN  |  février 10, 2010

Perenco-nominated arbitrator disqualified for interview comments in ICSID dispute with Ecuador

By Fernando Cabrera Diaz February 14, 2010 Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Secretary-General Cristiaan M.J. Kroner has accepted the challenge by Ecuador to remove the Honourable Charles N. Brower as arbitrator in its dispute with oil company Perenco Ecuador Limited.  In his December 9, 2009 ruling Mr. Kroner concludes that “comments made by Judge Brower […]

ITN  |  janvier 12, 2010

Cemex v. Venezuela: challenges to ICSID arbitrators must be made « promptly »

By Elizabeth Whitsitt January 13, 2010 On November 6, 2009 two members of an ICSID arbitral tribunal – Judge Gilbert Guillaume (President) and Professor Georges Abi-Saab – dismissed Venezuela’s challenge to the tribunal’s third member, Mr. Robert B. von Mehren.  In a decision only recently made public, the two-man tribunal confirms that proposals to disqualify […]

ITN  |  janvier 12, 2010

UNCITRAL Claimant Given 30 days to Appoint New Arbitrator in UK-Argentina BIT Dispute

By Elizabeth Whitsitt January 13, 2010 Later this month UK-based firm, ICS Inspection and Control Services Limited (ICS), is expected to appoint another arbitrator in its dispute against the Argentine Republic which began earlier this summer. On July 28, 2009 in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, ICS appointed Mr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov as its […]

ITN  |  décembre 4, 2009

Arbitrator forced to choose in NAFTA dispute over thwarted Canadian garbage site

By Elizabeth Whitsitt December 6, 2009 Mr. J. Christopher Thomas Q.C. has resigned from his appointment as an arbitrator in a Chapter 11 NAFTA dispute initiated by US investor Vito G. Gallo against the Canadian government. Canada’s nominee to the tribunal resigned on October 21, 2009, one week after ICSID Deputy Secretary-General, Nassib G. Ziade, […]