Tag Archives: Iraq

Sovereign immunity in the DIFC Court

Last week, the Dubai International Financial Centre Court issued its decision in Pearl Petroleum Company Limited & Others v The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. The Court upheld its earlier decision which recognised two LCIA arbitration awards totalling US$2 billion … Continue reading

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Filed under Awards, Challenges to awards, DIFC, Enforcement, Jurisdiction, Middle East, Sovereign Immunity

The ICSID convention enters into force in Iraq

The ICSID Convention entered into force in Iraq on 17 December 2015.  This comes after Iraq signed the ICSID Convention and deposited its instrument of ratification on 17 November 2015 to become the Convention's 160th signatory State. Craig Tevendale, Craig Shepherd … Continue reading

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Upcoming webinar: Instability in Iraq and the implications for international energy contracts

Tuesday 21 October 2014, London, Dubai, Tokyo 9.30 – 10.30am BST 12.30 – 1.30pm GST 5.30 – 6.30pm JST As the turmoil in Iraq shows no sign of abating, our panel of expert speakers draw from their own experience in … Continue reading

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Bilateral Investment Agreement signed between Iraq and Japan on 7th June 2012

A bilateral investment agreement or treaty (BIT) between Japan and Iraq was signed on 7th June 2012. This is the first BIT between Iraq and a major economy and is a significant and credible commitment by Iraq to the rights … Continue reading

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Filed under East Asia, Investment Arbitration, Public International Law