Venezuela Still Can't DQ Arbitrator In Glass Cos. Spat

By Bryan Koenig (May 9, 2017, 2:30 PM EDT) -- All Venezuela got from its fourth and latest effort to unseat arbitrator Yves Fortier QC from a dispute over the government's seizure of two glass companies was a more than four-month suspension in the proceedings, with Fortier's co-arbitrators again refusing to disqualify him last week.

No public filing on the disqualification decision was publicly available Tuesday, just a note in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes proceeding showing the May 5 refusal and resumption of the proceedings, paused automatically by Venezuela's most recent attack on Fortier, filed Dec. 23.

ICSID records show that Venezuela's disqualification efforts have helped trigger...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!