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Expert witness survives challenge in Panama case

An ICSID tribunal hearing a case between US subsidiaries of Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone and Panama has refused to remove an expert witness hired by the state to give evidence on Panamanian law, where...

Tesla rival settles dispute with Chinese investor

US-based start-up Faraday Future, which has ambitions to overtake Tesla in the market for intelligent electric cars, has settled an HKIAC arbitration with a Chinese investor after it generated two emergency...

Tesla rival settles HKIAC dispute with Chinese investor

US-based start-up Faraday Future, which has ambitions to overtake Tesla in the market for intelligent electric cars, has settled an HKIAC arbitration it initiated with its Chinese investor after it generated...

Morocco and Mexico face ICSID claims

A German scrap recycler and US construction materials company have had their claims against Morocco and Mexico registered by ICSID, while an almost decade-old dispute at the centre between a US investor...

Romanian electricity supplier wins against Swiss trader

Romanian state-owned company Hidroelectrica has defeated a €43 million ad hoc claim brought by a Swiss energy trader that accused it of failing to comply with an energy supply contract in the face of insolvency...

Romanian electricity supplier wins against Swiss energy trader

Romanian state-owned company Hidroelectrica has said that it has defeated a €43 million ad hoc claim by a Swiss energy trader alleging that it failed to comply with an energy supply contract in the face...

“Sham” Cairo award - ICC seeks to intervene

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has asked a US court for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of Chevron’s attempts to prevent enforcement of a US$18 billion award that the energy...

ICC seeks intervention over “sham” Cairo award

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has asked a US court for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of Chevron’s attempts to prevent enforcement of a US$18 billion award that the energy...

What you missed at ICSID

Five new claims against Peru, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Spain and Turkey were registered by ICSID over the holiday period as well as a rectification proceeding initiated by a Swiss energy company after the...

Italy suffers first loss in solar claim

A Stockholm Chamber of Commerce tribunal has found Italy liable for breaching the Energy Charter Treaty – the first known award made against the state in the series of claims it faces over changes to regulations...

Mexico will face limestone quarry NAFTA claim

Two subsidiaries of a US construction materials company have made good on a threat to bring a NAFTA claim against Mexico over alleged discriminatory measures that harmed its investment in a limestone quarry....

Award against Argentina upheld despite committee’s qualms

An ICSID committee has declined to annul a US$226 million award won by European water and waste management investors against Argentina, while expressing qualms about the "generally unsatisfactory" nature...

Panama Canal consortium ordered to pay

An ICC tribunal has ordered the consortium working on a project to expand the Panama Canal to reimburse US$847 million in advances paid by the Panama Canal Authority – the second award in favour of the...

How Egypt “aced the test of the Arab Spring”

Speaking at a conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo-based arbitration specialist Karim A Youssef has called for the elimination of stigma surrounding investment treaty arbitration,...

Case against Tunisia resumes with new panel

A long-running ICSID arbitration against Tunisia which was suspended after the resignation of all the arbitrators on the tribunal for the jurisdiction and liability phases of the case has started up again...

Naftogaz turns to US courts in battle with Gazprom

Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz has asked the US courts for help in obtaining information about Gazprom’s European assets in connection with its efforts to enforce a US$2.56 billion SCC...

LCIA award enforced in Ukraine despite “collusion” claim

The Kiev Court of Appeal has ruled that an LCIA award against a subsidiary of Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz should be enforced even though local anti-corruption and competition authorities...

Jay-Z drops bid to stay AAA case for lack of diversity

US rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has withdrawn a request for a temporary stay of a US$200 million American Arbitration Association proceeding, saying the institution has agreed to work with him to address...

Venezuela fails to annul bottlemaker's award

An ICSID committee has upheld a bottlemaking company's US$485 million award against Venezuela – rejecting arguments that arbitrator Alexis Mourre had a conflict of interests because of short-lived plans...

Arbitrators convicted in Qatar

Three prominent arbitrators have been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment by a court in Qatar in connection with their role on a tribunal that issued an award against a relative of the Qatari royal...

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