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Panels in place to hear Qatar's postal claims

Tue, 2020-09-15 12:00

Four tribunals are in place at the Permanent Court of Arbitration to hear claims by Qatar against its Middle Eastern neighbours over the suspension of postal services as part of their continuing blockade...

Solar investors win damages from Italy

Tue, 2020-09-15 12:00

An ICSID tribunal has by majority ordered Italy to pay more than €18 million to subsidiaries of a German solar investor in an Energy Charter Treaty claim over changes to renewables tariffs. In a 354-page...

DP World seeks to enforce against Djibouti

Tue, 2020-09-15 08:13

A subsidiary of Emirati logistics group DP World has applied to a US court to enforce LCIA awards totalling more than US$485 million against the east African state of Djibouti arising from a bitter dispute...

UK may face arbitration over Brexit law

Mon, 2020-09-14 17:00

The European Commission has warned the UK that it may face arbitration if it adopts legislation overriding the agreement governing the country's exit from the EU. In a press release on 10 September,...

Latvian farming investor threatens Ukraine

Sun, 2020-09-13 17:00

A Latvian investor in an agricultural project has threatened Ukraine with a US$35 million treaty claim – over allegations its joint venture partner unilaterally replaced board members and took control....

An update on UNCITRAL's work on expedited rules and ISDS reform

Fri, 2020-09-11 11:46

The 2020 Virtual ITA-ASIL Conference took the form of an interview with UNCITRAL legal officer Corinne Montineri about the progress of Working Groups II and III in developing expedited arbitration rules...

Beer festival backer brings ICSID claim against China

Wed, 2020-09-09 12:00

A Singaporean businessman who helped build the “Asian Oktoberfest” has filed an ICSID claim against China over the alleged expropriation of various real estate investments during a two-year spell he spent...

Long-trailed mining claim against Poland gets underway

Wed, 2020-09-09 12:00

An Australian mining company has made good on its threat to file a third-party funded treaty claim against Poland, over its alleged obstruction of two coal projects. London-listed Prairie Mining announced...

ICSID panel challenged over security for costs order

Tue, 2020-09-08 17:00

A Ukrainian scrap metal investor seeks to disqualify an ICSID tribunal hearing his €75 million claim against Latvia after it found prima facie evidence of his “unusual business practices”, the Baltic state...

Insolvent solar investor fails in claim against Italy

Tue, 2020-09-08 09:00

An ICSID tribunal has rejected an insolvent solar investor’s claim against Italy, finding that reforms to the country’s renewable energy regime were not irrational or arbitrary.  In an award dated 4...

Albania liable for highway project delays

Mon, 2020-09-07 17:00

An ICC tribunal has ordered Albania to pay US$44 million to a Kuwaiti-Greek joint venture over delays to a project to build a mountain highway. On 1 September, the tribunal said Albania was bound by...

Ukraine on notice over blocked aerospace deal

Mon, 2020-09-07 12:00

A Chinese company has reportedly notified Ukraine of a potential US$3.5 billion investment treaty claim as the state continues to block its takeover of an aerospace business caught in the middle of a diplomatic...

PCA resumes in-person hearings

Sun, 2020-09-06 17:00

The Permanent Court of Arbitration says it has now resumed “partial in-person hearings” at the Peace Palace in the Hague, citing an exception in Dutch travel restrictions that will allow participants abroad...

Nigeria can plead fraud case against mega-award

Fri, 2020-09-04 12:00

The Commercial Court in London has ruled that Nigeria can pursue a late challenge to a US$10 billion award over a failed gas project, ruling there is a “strong prima facie case” that it was tainted by...

Mexican taxi tech investors escape contempt ruling

Fri, 2020-09-04 07:33

A US court has rejected a bid by the founders of a Mexican taxi technology venture to have their former partners held in civil contempt for allegedly breaching an injunction granted last year in aid of...

Veeder’s last words on Achmea

Thu, 2020-09-03 09:00

In one of the late Johnny Veeder QC’s last decisions as arbitrator, a tribunal at ICSID has agreed to hear an intra-EU BIT claim against Poland brought by Austrian investors in a pair of hotels – concluding...

Iberdrola barred from bringing second claim against Guatemala

Wed, 2020-09-02 17:00

An UNCITRAL tribunal has declined to hear an investment treaty case brought by Spain’s Iberdrola against Guatemala over electricity tariffs on the basis that the company had raised identical claims in...

Iranian family obtains freeze on South Korean assets

Wed, 2020-09-02 17:00

An Iranian family has attached shares in a UK subsidiary of South Korea’s national oil and gas company as they seek to enforce a US$63 million investment treaty award – while threatening a new treaty claim...

India threatened over billion-dollar housing project

Wed, 2020-09-02 12:00

A Dubai-based housing developer reportedly backed by royal families in the Gulf has threatened to bring an investment treaty claim against India over a proposal to retender a billion-dollar real estate...

Australia announces review of BITs

Wed, 2020-09-02 04:11

The Australian government has announced it is reviewing the country’s bilateral investment treaties and has invited submissions from interested parties. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and...