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Who is sitting at ICSID?

Fri, 2020-07-24 09:00

Nine panels have been formed at ICSID in the past six weeks, including two arbitrators accepting their first-ever appointments at the centre – Germany’s Maxi Scherer and Arnaud de Nanteuil of France. ...

Pollution claim against Peru clears hurdle

Thu, 2020-07-23 10:00

Peru has failed to knock out an investment treaty claim brought by a US company over environmental pollution in the Andes, after a divided tribunal concluded that the case was not time-barred. In an...

Details of Panama biofuels dispute emerge

Thu, 2020-07-23 07:13

An Italian-owned company is seeking more than US$100 million in an ICSID claim against Panama over what it calls a “multi-pronged blitzkrieg” against its biofuel operations, including regulatory changes...

ICSID claimant pursues Tajik bank over Swiss award

Wed, 2020-07-22 08:02

An Austrian businessman has sought to enforce a Swiss Chambers award worth US$25 million against a Tajik state-owned bank after agreeing to suspend a related ICSID claim. Alois Schönberger’s Hong Kong-registered...

Qatar Airways launches treaty claims over blockade

Wed, 2020-07-22 07:00

Qatar Airways has launched investment treaty claims seeking at least US$5 billion in damages from four Arab countries who have banned it from their airspace and their markets, as part of a continuing blockade...

Turkey denied discovery for ICSID case

Tue, 2020-07-21 10:00

Turkey has failed in a fresh bid to obtain evidence from a businessman for use in an ICSID case over the alleged expropriation of a newspaper business – after a US court ruled there was a risk he could...

Dutch appeal court recognises award against Kazakhstan

Mon, 2020-07-20 17:00

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal has recognised a US$543 million Energy Charter Treaty award won by Moldovan investors Anatolie and Gabriel Stati against Kazakhstan – ruling the state had not established...

Egyptian court hears billion-dollar BIT claim

Mon, 2020-07-20 04:52

A Cairo administrative court is hearing a first-of-its-kind investment treaty claim worth US$1 billion brought by a Thai state-owned investor in a troubled gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel, GAR has...

Claim under Caribbean treaty clears hurdle

Fri, 2020-07-17 12:00

An UNCITRAL tribunal has said it can hear a Jamaican businessman’s US$600 million investment treaty claim against the Dominican Republic under its trade agreement with the Caribbean Community – as a dissenting...

German investor fails to revive settlement with Libya

Fri, 2020-07-17 12:00

A French court has refused to reinstate a US$120 million consent award in an investment treaty case against Libya that was rescinded after the tribunal found that the German claimant procured the settlement...

Mayer challenged over ties to Cameroon

Thu, 2020-07-16 12:00

A US company bringing a billion-dollar claim against Cameroon at ICSID has applied to disqualify Pierre Mayer as arbitrator over his alleged links with the central African state. Delaware-registered...

Mexico claims line up at ICSID

Thu, 2020-07-16 12:00

A Dutch bank has launched an ICSID claim against Mexico over an investment in the maritime transport sector – as the centre also takes on the administration of an US$80 million UNCITRAL claim against the...

Thai company files new claim against Laos

Wed, 2020-07-15 12:00

A Thai coal-mining company has made good on its threat to file a new UNCITRAL claim worth US$450 million against Laos over the termination of a power plant project, after a prior award it won over the...

Miculas seek to revive ICSID claim against Romania

Wed, 2020-07-15 12:00

Sweden’s Micula brothers have launched ICSID annulment proceedings in a bid to revive a US$2 billion claim over the state’s alleged failure to police its black market in alcohol. ICSID yesterday registered...

Tanzania hit with mining claim

Tue, 2020-07-14 12:00

A Canadian mining company has made good on its threat to file an investment treaty claim against Tanzania over the revocation of a project licence – reaching an agreement in principle with a third-party...

Kenya declares win in geothermal energy dispute

Mon, 2020-07-13 12:00

Kenya says it has defeated an ICSID claim worth US$340 million brought by a US-Canadian energy company over the revocation of a licence for a geothermal energy project. An ICSID tribunal dismissed the...

Dutch court lifts freeze on Egyptian property

Mon, 2020-07-13 12:00

A Dutch court has lifted an attachment over an unoccupied property in The Hague that was frozen at the request of a Finnish businessman seeking to enforce an investment treaty award against Egypt, after...

Attachment of Kazakh assets lifted in Sweden

Mon, 2020-07-13 11:00

A Stockholm appeal court has overturned the attachment of US$85 million in Kazakh funds obtained by Moldovan investors seeking to enforce a US$543 million Energy Charter Treaty award – ruling that assets...

Gazprombank v Belarus: the value of requiring direct evidence to support illegality allegations

Mon, 2020-07-13 08:58

Following Gazprombank’s recent threat to pursue a claim against Belarus over actions taken in a controversial and politically sensitive money-laundering investigation, Nikhil Gore and Amanda Tuninetti...

Papua New Guinea faces ICSID claim over mining project

Fri, 2020-07-10 08:00

Canada’s Barrick Gold has threatened to bring an investment treaty claim against Papua New Guinea over its refusal to extend a mining lease – as its local subsidiary launches ICSID conciliation proceedings. ...