Tag: Kazakhstan

ICSID Rejects Denial of Justice Claims against Kazakhstan in a Recently Released Award

ICSID Rejects Denial of Justice Claims against Kazakhstan in a Recently Released Award

Last week ICSID released a redacted version of a 2010 award in Liman Caspian Oil B.V. and NCL Dutch Investment B.V. v. Kazakhstan.  While both the facts of the case and the parties’ positions have been redacted, the remaining parts of the award provide illuminating analysis of such issues as legality of the investment as a […]

Caratube v. Kazakhstan Contributes to the Definition of Investment Debate

Caratube v. Kazakhstan Contributes to the Definition of Investment Debate

We reported earlier that in June 2012 an ICSID tribunal dismissed Caratube International’s USD 1 billion claim against Kazakhstan on jurisdictional grounds. The full text of the award has now been released and is discussed in this article. The dispute centred around the termination of Caratube’s licence to an oilfield in Kazakhstan and allegations that Caratube […]

ICSID Tribunal Refuses Jurisdiction in a Dispute Against Kazakhstan

ICSID Tribunal Refuses Jurisdiction in a Dispute Against Kazakhstan

According to the Kazakh Ministry of Justice, a foreign company which initiated a dispute against Kazakhstan has failed to establish that it was controlled by a national of a state party to the ICSID Convention. The ICSID tribunal in Caratube International Oil Company v Kazakhstan decided that the claim was brought by a Kazakh company which failed […]

Heavy Blow to the Turkish Investors’ Claims Against Turkmenistan

Heavy Blow to the Turkish Investors’ Claims Against Turkmenistan

In a decision released by the ICSID on May 25, 2012 the Tribunal found that the Turkey-Turkmenistan BIT required submission of the dispute in question to the national courts before the initiation of international arbitration proceedings. The tribunal however specifically noted that it is yet to decide on the effect of non-compliance with this condition. […]

Conference in Brussels: Current Issues in Arbitration in CIS Countries

Conference in Brussels: Current Issues in Arbitration in CIS Countries

The Association for International Arbitration, the CIS Arbitration Forum and a number of co-sponsors are hosting an arbitration conference in Brussels on 21 June 2012. Speakers from various CIS jurisdictions will discuss a range of issues related to arbitration in the region. The topics include the policy of CIS countries towards arbitration, bribery, Russia-related arbitration […]

Investment Arbitration and Protection of Subsoil Users: the View from Kazakhstan

Investment Arbitration and Protection of Subsoil Users: the View from Kazakhstan

This article is devoted to actual issues of subsoil users’ disputes in international arbitration, particularly, to the definition of international investment arbitration, investment dispute, and provides a brief analysis of current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in regards to exclusive competence of state courts on specific issues. As we know, there are several types […]

Confidentiality in Arbitration under Kazakhstan Law

Confidentiality in Arbitration under Kazakhstan Law

Confidentiality is one of the main advantages of arbitration recognized in Kazakhstan and other jurisdictions. In practice, however, a number of problems related to confidentiality remain unresolved. The controversial issues include disclosure of information related to cases of particular importance to the society at large, observance of confidentiality at the stage of enforcement of arbitral […]