Vail Dispute Resolution founder quoted in Global Arbitration Review on Uniper Energy Charter Treaty arbitration
19th April 2021
Tomas Vail, a former White & Case lawyer who founded Vail Dispute Resolution in 2019, says Uniper’s claim “reflects the purpose of the ECT as agreed to by its contracting parties – to protect investors’ energy investments.” “The idea that ‘alien forces are keeping us from reaching our full potential’ is seductive, but ultimately misleading,” he says, […]
A Boom in Boutique Disputes Firms: Why it is the Ideal Time to Go Solo
2nd April 2021
Arbitration boutiques offer Big Law expertise and experience at more competitive rates and on a more flexible and collaborative basis, says Tomas Vail, legal counsel and arbitrator at Vail Dispute Resolution.
О применимости дела Стати к казахстанскому бизнесу
24th March 2021
С момента обретения независимости, РК ратифицировало или присоединилось к более 50 соглашениям и к нескольким многосторонним соглашениям в области защиты иностранных инвестиций
The Energy Charter Treaty supports investment in renewables
27th February 2021
The oft maligned Energy Charter Treaty is not the obstacle to renewable energy that some make it out to be, writes Tomas Vail.
Vail Dispute Resolution recognised in Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration
14th February 2021
We are pleased and grateful to again be recognised by clients and peers in WWL Arbitration: “excellent in CIS investor-state disputes and fantastically bright” “a fine legal mind and I have no doubt he will continue to excel” “deep knowledge of investor-state arbitration and Russian regional knowledge” “an impressive lawyer, a very bright individual and […]
Vail Dispute Resolution represent Lithuania’s Modus Group in ICSID claim against Belarus
9th February 2021
Lithuania’s Modus Group has lodged an ICSID claim against Belarus over aproject to build a luxury hotel next to the country’s main airport. The claim, led by Modus and affiliated company UAB Pavilniu saules slenis14 under the Lithuania-Belarus bilateral investment treaty, was registered on 8 January. Vail Dispute Resolution is pleased to represent the investor in […]
What Do Arbitrators Know?
9th February 2021
Some of my observations on the recent Halliburton v Chubb decision by the UK Supreme Court – taking a slightly different approach, I touch on studies of unconscious bias by judges/arbitrators (regarding the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence) and analogous cases in investment treaty arbitration.
Arbitral ‘Culture’, procedural flexibility and the Prague rules
3rd October 2020
Letizia is a Master’s graduate from the University of Turin and the University of Amsterdam. During her studies, she took part in the 25th edition of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court and she obtained a Certificate in Transnational Legal Studies from the Georgetown Center for Transnational Legal Studies. She is currently in the process of qualifying as a Lawyer.
A Plea for Arbitral Flexibility and Collaboration in a Post-COVID World
28th August 2020
Olga Hamama, V29 Legal – Duve Hamama Rechtsanwaelte, FrankfurtTomas Vail, Vail Dispute Resolution, London A. An Opportunity for Change The global community is facing an unprecedented challenge fighting the outbreak of COVID-19 and looking for an appropriate response to the consequences of the pandemic. Like many other industries, the legal industry had to switch gears […]