Pakistan's Bid To DQ Arbitrator Survives Dismissal Attempt

Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 5:57 PM EDT) -- The Islamic Republic of Pakistan's bid to disqualify an arbitrator appointed by an Australian joint venture in a proceeding over a rejected mining lease has survived an initial challenge put forward by the joint venture, an attorney for Pakistan confirmed on Monday.

GST LLP partner Diego Gosis told Law360 that the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal on July 13 rejected a request to have the challenge summarily dismissed or otherwise postponed until after Pakistan had made a substantive filing on damages, which was originally due later this month. Because the arbitration is paused until the co-arbitrators decide...

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