Venezuela Can't DQ Arbitrator In Tourism Contract Row

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 3:01 PM EST) -- An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal, weighing whether to revive $200 million in claims brought against Venezuela by a Barbadian fiduciary services firm for expropriation, on Friday denied the country's bid to disqualify an arbitrator overseeing the proceedings who'd allegedly made disparaging remarks about the country. 

In January, Venezuela asked the ad hoc committee to boot committee member Álvaro Castellanos Howell, a finance and banking attorney and one of the founding partners of Consortium Legal in Guatemala, based on an article he wrote for a Guatemalan newspaper apparently referring to the country in allegedly offensive terms. 

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