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Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf publishes full recommendations over limits of Argentina’s continental shelf

The United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (the CLCS) has now published its full recommendations on the limits of Argentina's continental shelf.  There was considerable press speculation following the issue of a preliminary CLCS press release … Continue reading

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Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf issues recommendation over limits of Argentina’s continental shelf

The United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (the Commission or CLCS) has issued a press release referring to its adoption of certain recommendations in respect of submissions made by Argentina. It is understood that these refer, … Continue reading

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The US Second Circuit Shields Sovereign Immunity in Favour of Argentina’s Central Bank

On August 31, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favour of Argentina’s Central Bank in one of the many proceedings initiated by Argentina’s unpaid bondholders.[1] The decision in EM Ltd. and NML Capital Ltd … Continue reading

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Argentina cannot evade payments under its government bonds: German Court rejects suggestion of a general rule of international public law obliging all creditors to participate in debt restructuring with states in economic crisis

On 24 February 2015, the German Federal Court of Justice (“Bundesgerichtshof“) handed down two judgements which could have a significant impact on holders of government bonds. The Federal Court of Justice held that the Argentine Republic cannot refuse payment to … Continue reading

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The US Supreme Court decides BG v Argentina – right place, wrong road?

In a 7-2 majority decision on 5 March 2014, the United States Supreme Court has reinstated BG Group (BG)’s US$185 million arbitral award against Argentina.[1] The Supreme Court sought to clarify the delineation between “procedural” and “substantive” arbitrability issues in … Continue reading

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Argentina settles five outstanding investment treaty arbitration claims in historic break with its anti-enforcement stance

Argentina has agreed to settle five separate investment treaty arbitration claims at a cost of around USD 500 million, in an historic departure from the Latin American state’s refusal to comply with awards made by international investment treaty arbitration bodies. … Continue reading

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Cert petition in the BG v Argentina case: No support from the US Solicitor General

In the latest development in Argentina’s challenge of the BG Group v Argentina arbitral award, the United States Solicitor General (“SG“) has argued that the United States Supreme Court should deny BG Group’s petition for a writ of certiorari (the … Continue reading

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Ambiente Ufficio S.p.A. and others v Argentine Republic (ICSID Case No ARB/08/9)

In Ambiente Ufficio S.p.A. and others v Argentine Republic, an ICSID tribunal held that it had general jurisdiction over a multi-party claim commenced by 90 distinct Italian nationals against Argentina in respect of harm said to result from Argentina’s default … Continue reading

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Tribunal navigates the procedural minefield in Abaclat v Argentina, issuing its 17th procedural order

On 8 February 2013, the majority of the tribunal in the famous Abaclat and Others v Argentina case issued its 17th procedural order. The first such order dates back to 2008 and this will no doubt not be the last. … Continue reading

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ARA Libertad leaves Ghana following ITLOS ruling on Argentina’s application for provisional measures

As reported in our earlier blog post, on 29 and 30 November 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (the ITLOS) heard an application by Argentina for provisional measures against Ghana under Article 290(5) of the UN … Continue reading

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