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Argentina challenges ICSID judges in the dispute with Repsol over YPF seizure

Tuesday, August 20th 2013 - 01:42 UTC
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Argentina formally challenged on July 29 the appointments of Judge Francisco Orrego Vicuña as mediator in Argentina’s dispute with Spanish oil firm Repsol and Claus von Wobeser as the head of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)’s arbitral tribunal that will pronounce a ruling in the case, it was revealed by Telam the official news agency. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Argentina will not accept any judge. They will hope to drag this case out hoping it will disapear. Perhaps they will ask for one of KFC judges ( her own perhaps ) to adjudicate.HaHaHa absolutely classic.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 03:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    “ The president of the tribunal was also an active member of the Pinochet dictatorship that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1989 and ten years later in 1999, he argued in favour of Pinochet to avoid the dictator’s extradition to Spain from the UK, said Argentina in its complaint. ”

    By that logic Argentina has nothing to fear then.

    He voted against Spain before, so Argentina has clearly found a judge dear to their hearts, in fact a neighbor, and fellow Latinamericano. Why on earth would he then vote in favour of Repsol TPF ?

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 04:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    They have had three judgements against them before: “is without record in the history of ICSID”.

    Could this be because The Dark Country was, hush my mouth, IN THE WRONG?

    These twats just push the envelope as far as they can on every problem they have rather than fix it properly, detestable, mendacious government.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 08:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    @ 3 ChrisR

    Chris it it not often I 'take up' for The Dark Country but I believe you have missed an important point from the article and that is that “ the annulment of three rulings dictated by the same person by ad hoc committees “is without record in the history of ICSID”.”

    Now how true/valid the claim about those 'annulments' is I have no idea, any statement originating from The Dark Country must, in my opinion, be viewed with a great deal of scepticism, as I am sure you will agree.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    4 Biguggy

    Thank you for that. :o)

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    Argentina has had three judgements against them by Orrego Vicuna, the judgements totaled $472 mil.

    Were the three judgements by Orrego Vicuna that an ad hoc committee anulled the same three that were made against Argentina? Or a different 3 judgements?

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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