ICSID Grants Ecuador's Request To Disqualify Arbitrator In Treaty Dispute

ICSID Grants Ecuador's Request To Disqualify Arbitrator In Treaty Dispute

PARIS - The chairman of the Administrative Council for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes on Dec. 16 upheld a request by the Republic of Ecuador to disqualify an arbitrator appointed by a group of resource companies, finding that comments the arbitrator made about Ecuador's counsel showed a lack of impartiality (Burlington Resources Inc., et al. v. Republic of Ecuador, No. ARB/08/5, ICSID).

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