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Cannabis claim lights up between Canadian and Dutch producers

Cannabis claim lights up between Canadian and Dutch producers

18 July 2017

Canadian and Dutch producers of medical marijuana – which is legal in both states - have gone to arbitration to resolve a licensing dispute over their methods of cultivating and producing the drug.

Beauty joint venture turns ugly in Singapore

Beauty joint venture turns ugly in Singapore

17 July 2017

A SIAC tribunal has ordered a company owned by a Singaporean slimming guru to pay damages to one of Japan’s leading beauty groups in a dispute over a venture to provide a “unique” combination of traditional Chinese and Western fat-loss services in Singapore.

Second mining company takes on Tanzania

Second mining company takes on Tanzania

14 July 2017

South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti has filed an UNCITRAL claim against Tanzania – becoming the second company in two weeks to start arbitration with the state over legislative reforms affecting its mining sector.

Hong Kong court chastises Chinese paper producer for non-payment

Hong Kong court chastises Chinese paper producer for non-payment

14 July 2017

Hong Kong’s High Court has chastised the largest paper producer in China for its “unacceptable” refusal to honour a US$24 million HKIAC award and refused to block an application to wind up its local operation.

Chilean hydro dispute leads to emergency requests

Chilean hydro dispute leads to emergency requests

13 July 2017

A consortium led by German construction group Hochtief has launched two ICC emergency arbitrations against a subsidiary of US energy group AES in a dispute over a hydroelectric power plant in Chile.

Cast list for Peru pipeline dispute emerges

Cast list for Peru pipeline dispute emerges

11 July 2017

An ICC tribunal chaired by Spain’s Juan Fernández-Armesto is hearing a three year-old dispute between a Peruvian construction company and the Colombian-owned operator of a natural gas pipeline in Peru, it has emerged.

Slovakia claims victory in hydro dispute

Slovakia claims victory in hydro dispute

07 July 2017

An electricity utility co-owned by Enel has lost a €588 million claim against Slovakia at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre relating to the country’s largest hydroelectric power plant, the government has announced.

Hong Kong court appoints receivers to “hold the ring” ahead of CIETAC case

Hong Kong court appoints receivers to “hold the ring” ahead of CIETAC case

06 July 2017

Amid a “scramble for control” of a cement producer, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has appointed receivers over shares in a Chinese investment company ahead of a CIETAC arbitration to determine their rightful owners.

Gazprom threatens treaty claim against Ukraine

Gazprom threatens treaty claim against Ukraine

03 July 2017

Against the backdrop of a high-stakes SCC arbitration, Russian gas producer Gazprom has threatened to bring an investment treaty claim against Ukraine over attempts to enforce a €6.4 billion fine imposed by the country’s competition authority.

Old foes Salini and Morocco settle ICC battle

Old foes Salini and Morocco settle ICC battle

03 July 2017

Italian construction company Salini, which gave its name to a famous doctrine in investment arbitration after clashing with Morocco 15 years ago, has settled another dispute with the kingdom relating to payment of an ICC award.