Pakistan Looks To Boot Arbitrator In Mining Lease Row

Law360, New York (July 11, 2017, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has sought to disqualify an arbitrator appointed by an Australian joint venture in a proceeding over a rejected mining lease, saying he cannot be impartial because he has relied on a unique damages valuation method used by the joint venture in his work as counsel in other proceedings.

Pakistan submitted its request in the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes proceeding on July 7, saying arbitrator and Sidley Austin LLP partner Stanimir Alexandrov failed to disclose that in his work as counsel in at least one other case, he has used the same valuation...

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