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May 23, 2016 - Source: International Arbitration Quarterly

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter – May 2016

The Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Team proudly presents the latest Edition of our Newsletter which can be accessed here.

In this May 2016 Edition we have departed from our usual format in order to present the latest edition of Quantum Quarterly, a publication from King & Spalding’s International Arbitration Group.

The edition discusses several recent arbitration awards, including an airport concession dispute against Venezuela, a power generation dispute against Slovenia, a mining concession dispute against Mongolia, and a petroleum project development dispute against Canada.

Of particular interest to our Japanese clients, the case of Khan Resources Inc. et al. v. Mongolia is a good example of how parties can successfully seek recourse against states who invalidate mining and exploration licenses. The Mobil Investments Canada Inc. & Murphy Oil Corp. v Canada award demonstrates how treaties can protect parties in situations where the state changes the regulatory regime by imposing specific expenditure requirements. The edition also features an insightful interview with Suzana Blades and Alberto Ravell of ConocoPhillips, who discuss the importance of damages in arbitration.

We hope that you find this Edition of our Newsletter helpful and informative, and please do feel free to ask any questions that arise from the articles. Should any of your colleagues wish to be added to the circulation, please encourage them to email