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Chevron defeats bid to enforce Amazonian pollution judgment

Thu, 2020-08-06 12:00

The Argentine Supreme Court has refused to enforce a US$9.5 billion judgment against Chevron over environmental pollution in the Amazon that an UNCITRAL tribunal has found to be a denial of justice. ...

Tribunal challenged in Latvian metal plant case

Wed, 2020-08-05 17:00

A Ukrainian co-owner of a scrap metal company has challenged all three arbitrators hearing its ICSID claim against Latvia over a bankrupt metallurgical plant. On 30 July, Eugene Kazmin filed a proposal...

Ukrainian state entity’s claim against Russia underway at PCA

Wed, 2020-08-05 12:00

A Ukrainian state entity’s investment treaty claim against Russia over the expropriation of its Crimean assets is underway at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, with the tribunal rebuffing an early effort...

Investors in mass ICSID claim ordered to pay security

Wed, 2020-08-05 12:00

An ICSID tribunal has ordered almost 1,000 Greek and Luxembourgish investors who are bringing a claim against Cyprus to pay security for costs, having previously noted the “unique” difficulty the state...

Ukraine state entity’s PCA claim against Russia underway

Wed, 2020-08-05 12:00

A Ukrainian state entity’s investment treaty claim against Russia over the expropriation of its Crimean assets is underway at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, with the tribunal rebuffing an early effort...

Miner secures funding for Peru claim

Tue, 2020-08-04 12:00

A Canadian company has secured US$4.1 million in backing from a UK funder as it prepares to file an investment treaty claim against Peru over a gold mining project halted by a rural community blockade....

Belize threatened over port nationalisation plan

Tue, 2020-08-04 09:00

Businessman and former UK politician Michael Ashcroft has threatened Belize with a US$85 million treaty claim over proposals to nationalise a major port crippled by extended strike action – five years...

Solar investor seeks new ruling after award annulment

Mon, 2020-08-03 17:00

A UK solar investor has asked the committee that annulled its €128 million award against Spain over arbitrator Stanimir Alexandrov’s failure to disclose a relationship with one of the claimant’s expert...

Moldova restrained from rescinding airport concession

Mon, 2020-08-03 12:00

An SCC emergency arbitrator has ordered Moldova to refrain from terminating a concession to operate the country’s main international airport while it hears an €885 million investment treaty claim against...

Venezuela fails to throw out food industry claim

Mon, 2020-08-03 10:00

An ICSID tribunal has rejected Venezuela's preliminary objections to a claim over the alleged expropriation of a prominent family’s assets in the country’s food industry – allowing the case to move to...

Kazakhstan defeats claim under Soviet treaty

Sun, 2020-08-02 17:00

Kazakhstan has defeated a US$917 million claim brought by a Canadian joint venture over the termination of a contract for a gold mining enterprise, after a tribunal found the state was not bound by an...

Casino investors warn Chile of potential ICSID claims

Fri, 2020-07-31 12:00

A gaming association has warned Chile that a public tender process for casino concessions that it says is illegal could result in multiple ICSID claims.  In a statement on 28 July, the Chilean Association...

Chile warned of ICSID claims by casino investors

Fri, 2020-07-31 12:00

A gaming association has warned Chile that a public tender process for casino concessions that it says is illegal could result in multiple ICSID claims.  In a statement on 28 July, the Chilean Association...

Miner threatens Mexico with tax claim

Fri, 2020-07-31 12:00

A US precious metals miner has threatened to bring a US$45 million NAFTA claim against Mexico in a dispute over tax rebates it says are owed to its local subsidiary. The Mexican government today disclosed...

NAFTA award upheld in Canada

Fri, 2020-07-31 09:00

A Canadian court has rejected Mexico’s challenge to a partial award that upheld jurisdiction over a US$450 million NAFTA claim by a group of US investors in the country’s gaming industry. In an opinion...

Georgia sees billion-dollar dispute come into port

Thu, 2020-07-30 12:00

Georgia is facing parallel ICC and ICSID claims collectively worth more than US$1 billion over its cancellation of a contract to develop a deep-water port. The Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) announced...

Imprisoned Chinese businessman files claim against South Korea

Thu, 2020-07-30 12:00

A Chinese businessman has filed an ICSID claim against South Korea, seeking compensation for the alleged expropriation of his real estate company and court proceedings that led to his imprisonment on charges...

Greece held liable over shipyard seizure

Wed, 2020-07-29 06:00

An ICSID tribunal has found Greece liable for the seizure of one of the country’s largest shipyards and several submarines – but dismissed several claims it said had already been ruled on in two prior...

Maduro government fails to dislodge Conoco committee

Tue, 2020-07-28 11:17

The government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela has failed to disqualify all three members of an ICSID annulment committee reviewing a US$9 billion award in favour of ConocoPhillips – after they refused...

UK energy company puts Slovenia on notice

Fri, 2020-07-24 12:00

A UK oil and gas company has notified Slovenia of its intention to bring an investment treaty claim after it was denied a permit to boost productivity at two natural gas wells without an environmental...