- ICSID—fourth proposal to disqualify arbitrator dismissed (ConocoPhillips v Venezuela)
- Practical implications
- What was the background to the proposal?
- What did the tribunal decide?
- Tribunal and decision details
Arbitration analysis: In a decision dated 15 December 2015, the majority tribunal in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration proceedings between ConocoPhillips and Venezuela (ICSID Case No. ARB/07/30) dismissed a fourth proposal by the respondent state to disqualify arbitrator Mr Yves Fortier QC. The decision is of interest to practitioners proposing to challenge an arbitrator based on the same facts relied on to mount a previous challenge, and for those following the attempts by Russia to set aside the Yukos awards issued in 2014.
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