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Ukraine on notice over blocked aerospace deal

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...

Belgian brewer can pursue IP claims against Alcoa

A US court has ruled that Belgian brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev can proceed with an AAA claim against US industrial group Alcoa over patent rights relating to production of recloseable aluminium...

PCA resumes in-person hearings

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

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

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...

Mexican taxi tech investors escape contempt ruling

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Banker renews threat against Montenegro

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

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

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

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

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...

Russian software group seeks US discovery for LCIA case

A subsidiary of a Russian software group has applied to a Delaware court for discovery from the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase for use in an LCIA arbitration. Axion Holding Cyprus, which is owned...

Dow seeks to enforce award over chlorine facility

Michigan-based Dow Chemical has applied to a New York district court to confirm an ICC award relating to a chlorine production facility in Louisiana. Dow filed a petition in the Southern District of...

Panama hit with ICSID claim over construction project

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

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...

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