ICSID Panel Denies Venezuela’s Request To Disqualify Arbitrator

(March 17, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A tribunal of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on March 15 denied a request by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to disqualify an arbitrator in a case before it (ConocoPhillips Petrozuata B.V., et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. ARB/07/30, ICSID).

(Decision available. Document #05-160322-020X.)

Judge Kenneth J. Keith and Professor Andreas Bucher dismissed Venezuela’s proposal to disqualify L. Yves Fortier CC, Q.C., finding that the appointment of a member of his former law firm as assistant to...
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