International arbitration in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (“Jordan”) is governed by Law No. 31 of 2001 (the “Arbitration Law”). The Jordanian Arbitration Law has been amended several times since its entrance into force on 16 July 2001. The Jordanian Arbitration Law is largely based on the Egyptian Arbitration Act No. 27 of 1994 (“Egyptian […]
Arbitration Under the OIC Investment Agreement
Many investors are unaware of the existence of the Agreement for the Promotion, Protection and Guarantee of Investments among the Member States of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (the “OIC Investment Agreement”) and its provisions regarding dispute settlement. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (the “OIC”; Arabic: منظمة التعاون الإسلامي; French: Organisation de la […]
ATA CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL AND TRADING COMPANY V. THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN (ICSID CASE ARB/08/2) AWARD 18 May 2010
In this ICSID case Claimant, a Turkish company, started an arbitration in relation to a dispute with the Arab Potash Company (“APC”), a Jordan government-owned company, arising out of the collapse of a dike Claimant had built. On 30 September 2003, a FIDIC Tribunal issued an award entirely in favor of Claimant. Following this ruling, […]
Do The IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration Conflict with Islamic Sharia?
Do The IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration Conflict with Islamic Sharia? Under at least the Hanbali school of Islamic jurisprudence, which is the official fiqh recognized by Saudi Arabia, Article 4(2) of the IBA Rules of Evidence in International Arbitration plainly conflicts with Islamic Sharia as understood by Hanbali jurisprudence. This […]
Can Russian Investors Initiate Arbitration Against Cyprus to Recover their Losses?
Many Russian depositors are facing losses of up to 40 percent in Cyprus, and are currently considering their legal options. Should one of these options be initiating an investment treaty arbitration against Cyprus for expropriation on the basis of the 1997 Russian Federation-Cyprus bilateral investment treaty, which is included here: IAA-Bilateral-Investment-Treaty-Between-Russia-and-Cyprus. Such a claim could most […]