Agreements between a Government and a Private Con-Cern
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paragraph 400 in volume 3, chapter 29, The Court’s Extrajudicial Function

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The Agreement of 27 August 1925 between the Government of Greece and the Société Commerciale de Belgique appears to be an early instance of a private-law contract between a government and a foreign commercial undertaking containing an arbitration clause which provides for the appointment of the third arbitrator, if necessary, by the President of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (sic).1 Not much time passed before the clause was invoked. In December, 1925, the two parties -…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Agreements between a Government and a Private Con-Cern”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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