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India liable in Vodafone tax dispute

Vodafone says it has prevailed in a multi-billion dollar dispute with India, after a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration found the state liable over its pursuit of a retroactive tax bill. ...

Mayer Brown arbitrator spared injunction in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong judge has refused to restrain Mayer Brown partner Thomas So from continuing to act as a sole arbitrator in an HKIAC dispute between former partners at a local law firm pending a court hearing...

Ammonia pipeline award upheld in Ukraine

The Supreme Court of Ukraine has dismissed a Russian chemicals group’s challenge to an award won by the Ukrainian state-owned operator of the world’s longest ammonia pipeline in a US$190 million dispute...

Albania faces ICSID claim over seized port terminal

Investors in a container terminal at a port on Albania’s Adriatic coast have made good on a threat to file a €100 million ICSID claim after the site was seized by bailiffs following the termination of...

Rio Tinto gas price review claim not time-barred

An Australian court has ruled that a Rio Tinto subsidiary can pursue a price review claim against a Chevron consortium, finding that a time stipulation in their gas sale agreement was not essential. ...

US court split on discovery scope deepens

A US appeals court has refused to allow an electronics supplier to obtain evidence for use in a UK-seated arbitration – deepening a divide in the country’s courts on whether they can grant discovery in...

Leonardo wins fight over superbug laser treatment

A subsidiary of Italian defence contractor Leonardo has prevailed in a US$225 million ICDR dispute over a halted project to use laser technology to combat nasal superbugs. Leonardo Electronics US was...

Vedanta award enforced against India

The Indian Supreme Court has enforced a US$278 million UNCITRAL award won by a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources and its partners against India, rejecting the state’s arguments that the enforcement petition...

Vedanta award enforced against India

The Indian Supreme Court has enforced a US$278 million UNCITRAL award won by a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources and its partners against India, rejecting the state’s arguments that the enforcement petition...

Angolan state entity wins Dutch asset freeze

A Dutch court has frozen assets controlled by the husband of embattled Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos in support of two arbitrations over a share purchase that is the subject of a criminal investigation...

Interim award upheld in mega-claim over Iranian gas

Iran’s national oil company has failed to overturn an interim award in favour of the UAE’s Crescent Petroleum in an US$18.6 billion dispute over a terminated gas supply deal. In an anonymised judgment...

Interim award upheld in mega-claim over Iranian gas

Iran’s national oil company has failed to overturn an interim award in favour of the UAE’s Crescent Petroleum in an US$18.6 billion dispute over a terminated gas supply deal. In an anonymised judgment...

Gambia settles claim over offshore oil blocks

A London-based oil company has agreed to settle an ICSID claim against The Gambia over the renewal of exploration licences for two offshore oil blocks. On 19 September, Oslo-listed PetroNor E&P (formerly...

Turkey faces ICSID claim over nationalised energy group

A Singaporean holding company has launched an ICSID claim against Turkey over the nationalisation of an energy conglomerate following a failed coup attempt in 2016. ICSID today published details of...

Russian software group denied discovery in Delaware

A Delaware court has refused a Russian software group’s bid for discovery from the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase for use in a pair of LCIA arbitrations worth at least US$65 million, ruling that...

Algeria defeats bid to revive “abusive” multibillion claim

A company managed by Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has failed to revive a US$4 billion ICSID claim against Algeria that was dismissed three years ago as an abuse of rights. Luxembourg-registered...

Romania faces renewable energy claim

44 solar investors from Europe and the Middle East have filed an ICSID claim against Romania over changes to the state's renewables regime.  The claim, which has been brought under the Energy Charter...

Chevron defeats Ecuador's challenge to denial of justice award

A Dutch court has rejected Ecuador’s bid to overturn an investment treaty award holding it liable for denial of justice in its US$9.5 billion dispute with Chevron over environmental contamination in the...

Ad agency brings treaty claim against Czech Republic

The world’s largest outdoor advertising company has made good on its threat to file a €40 million investment treaty claim against the Czech Republic over the termination of a long-term agreement for advertising...

Russian bank’s emergency award rebuffed in Ukraine

The Kiev Court of Appeal has refused to enforce an SCC emergency arbitrator award that restrained Ukraine from forcibly selling the assets of a Russian state-owned development bank. In a decision on...

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