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

Law360, Washington (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...

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