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October 19, 2021

Rules, texts, reports and articles pertinent to international arbitration.



The Firm Line: Investor state dispute settlement and the $50 billion case

"On July 18, 2014, an arbitral tribunal sitting in The Hague ordered the Russian Federation to pay shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos an unprecedented sum of damages—$50 billion, plus $60 million in legal fees and costs..."

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Report of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on third-party funding in international arbitration

"Findings and recommendations regarding the procedures, ethics, and related policy issues relating to third-party funding in international arbitration."

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The New York Convention text

"This Convention shall apply to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards made in the territory of a State other than the State where the recognition and enforcement of such awards are sought, and arising out of differences between persons, whether physical or legal..."

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ICC arbitration rules

"Commonly known as the ICC Rules, the rules of arbitration govern the conduct of ICC arbitration proceedings from start to finish. They regulate the filing of claims, the constitution of arbitral tribunals, the conduct of proceedings, the rendering of decisions and the determination of costs..."

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ICSID arbitration rules

"The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID or the Centre) is established by the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID Convention or the Convention). The Convention was formulated by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the World Bank)..."

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UNCITRAL arbitration rules

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration and Arbitration Rules (as revised in 2010, with new article 1, paragraph  4, as adopted in 2013).

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