Interim Measures In International Arbitrations

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 1:23 PM EST) -- The sharp rise in international arbitrations filed by energy companies in recent years has yielded an increasing number of interim measures applications.

While interim measures have been legally available for decades, the various forms of interim relief issued by tribunals in more recent years suggest that claimants in energy-related arbitrations should strongly consider whether their needs would be met by a well-developed interim measures request.

The benefits of interim relief, particularly in the context of international investment disputes, are significant. Interim measures generally provide an expedited...
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