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Banker renews threat against Montenegro

Tue, 2020-09-01 17:00

A banker accused of criminal offences in Montenegro has renewed his threat to bring a €500 million investment treaty claim against the Balkan state – over what he calls politically motivated actions taken...

Singapore puts forward law reform bill

Tue, 2020-09-01 17:00

Singapore’s Ministry of Law has tabled amendments to the city-state’s international arbitration law that would introduce a default mode for appointment of arbitrators in multi-party disputes and strengthen...

Latvian heating award lands in US court

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:21

A Lithuanian energy company has applied to a US court to enforce an ICSID award against Latvia arising from the nationalisation of a municipal heating system. Vilnius-based UAB E energija applied to...

Spain solar case moves to damages phase

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:00

A divided ICSID tribunal has found that Spain will be liable over reforms to its renewable energy subsidy regime to the extent that they fell short of providing a Portuguese investor with a reasonable...

Spain partially liable in solar case

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:00

Spain has been held partially liable in another treaty claim over reforms to its renewable energy subsidy regime – after a divided ICSID tribunal found that a Portuguese investor was entitled to a reasonable...

Panama hit with ICSID claim over construction project

Thu, 2020-08-27 09:00

A US construction group has filed a fresh ICSID claim against Panama, four years after the parties settled a separate case at the centre over an asphalt project. On 26 August, ICSID registered the claim...

Panama hit with construction claim

Thu, 2020-08-27 09:00

A US construction group has filed a fresh ICSID claim against Panama, four years after the parties settled a separate case at the centre over an asphalt project. On 26 August, ICSID registered the claim...

Swiss award enforced after Tajik bank’s no-show

Thu, 2020-08-27 08:21

A US court has enforced a Swiss Chambers award worth US$24.6 million against a Tajik state-owned bank, as a related ICSID claim remains paused. On 25 August, a deputy clerk in the Southern District...

Mining magnate brings new suit against Western Australia

Thu, 2020-08-27 08:00

As Western Australia passes legislation to terminate a US$21 billion domestic arbitration, the mining magnate behind the claim says he has filed a new lawsuit against the state government – while practitioners...

ICSID panel extends stay of Spain solar award

Thu, 2020-08-27 08:00

An ICSID committee has extended a stay of enforcement of a German solar investor's €41 million award against Spain, ruling there was a real risk the state may be unable to recoup any sums paid out if the...

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Tue, 2020-08-25 17:00

CORRECTED: Eight panels have been formed at ICSID in the past month, with first-time appointments for Céline Lévesque, Eva Kalnina, Henry Burnett and David Arias. Since GAR’s last roundup, panels have...

US court enforces treaty award against Ukraine

Mon, 2020-08-24 17:00

A US court has enforced a US$112 million investment treaty award in favour of Russian oil and gas producer Tatneft against Ukraine, dismissing arguments that the late Chilean arbitrator Francisco Orrego...

Counsel criticised in Kazakhstan enforcement battle

Mon, 2020-08-24 09:00

A US court has criticised counsel in discovery proceedings brought by Moldovan investors seeking to enforce a US543 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Kazakhstan, questioning the “judgment and...

Madagascar seeks annulment of clothes factory award

Sun, 2020-08-23 17:00

Madagascar has applied to annul a €7 million ICSID award won by two Belgian brothers whose clothes factory was looted and burned down during civil unrest – four years after the state successfully set aside...

Ponzi scheme victims move ahead with US treaty claims

Fri, 2020-08-21 12:00

Over seven years after originally filing their claims, it has emerged that victims of a Ponzi scheme devised by convicted fraudster Allen Stanford are moving ahead with investment treaty arbitrations against...

German lender’s ICSID claim clears hurdle

Fri, 2020-08-21 08:00

A divided ICSID panel has upheld jurisdiction over a German lender’s Energy Charter Treaty claim against Spain – finding, in an apparent first, that project financing provided by a third party amounted...

Tribunal will hear claim by third-party lender

Fri, 2020-08-21 08:00

A divided ICSID tribunal has upheld jurisdiction over a German lender’s Energy Charter Treaty claim against Spain – finding, in an apparent first, that financing provided by a third party amounted to a...

Panama defeats tyre trademark claim

Thu, 2020-08-20 12:00

AWARD NOW PUBLIC. Panama has defeated a US$20 million ICSID claim brought by two US subsidiaries of Japanese tyre manufacturer Bridgestone in a dispute over trademark licensing. Panama’s counsel Arnold...

ICSID to hear first treaty claim against Denmark

Wed, 2020-08-19 12:00

A Lithuanian businessman is proceeding with the first known investment treaty claim against Denmark at ICSID, after he was unable to reach a settlement with the state over the damage allegedly caused by...

Brazilian airline’s award enforced in Cayman Islands

Wed, 2020-08-19 10:03

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands has enforced a Brazilian airline’s US$55 million ICC award against two private equity funds, ruling that the arbitrators were entitled to decide the case on a...