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Award against Equatorial Guinea upheld in France

Award against Equatorial Guinea upheld in France

23 June 2017

Equatorial Guinea has lost an appeal over a €132 million ICC award in favour of Orange after France’s Court of Cassation rejected arguments that tribunal chair Horacio Grigera Naón’s role in another arbitration with the French telecoms group created a justifiable doubt as to his impartiality.

Chilean hydro project gives rise to ICC case

Chilean hydro project gives rise to ICC case

23 June 2017

A subsidiary of US energy company AES has filed for ICC arbitration with a consortium led by German construction group Hochtief to resolve a dispute over a cancelled contract to build one of Chile’s largest hydroelectric projects.

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

22 June 2017

A Dominican government-owned fund has won damages in the second of two ICC cases launched by its private partners in two electricity utilities after their executives were accused of criminal conduct five years ago.

ConocoPhillips faces claim over Senegal oil field

ConocoPhillips faces claim over Senegal oil field

20 June 2017

A newly discovered oil field off Senegal’s coast is the focus of a new ICC arbitration brought against multinational ConocoPhillips by its Australian joint venture partner.

Eni seeks to enforce Nigerian oil award

Eni seeks to enforce Nigerian oil award

20 June 2017

Italy’s Eni and its partner in two oil blocks in the Niger Delta have applied to confirm a US$573 million award against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – the latest in a series of enforcement actions the state entity faces in New York.

French court sows seeds of third-party challenges

French court sows seeds of third-party challenges

15 June 2017

In a potentially ground-breaking decision, Paris’s first instance court has allowed a third party to partially challenge the enforcement of a foreign arbitration award over the production and sale of sugar beet seeds.

Georgia faces two new energy tariff claims

Georgia faces two new energy tariff claims

13 June 2017

A Russian energy company and its Georgian and Dutch subsidiaries have filed a pair of claims worth at least US$123 million against Georgia in a dispute over electricity tariffs following the country’s currency depreciation.

Serbia settles Danube bridge dispute

Serbia settles Danube bridge dispute

09 June 2017

An insolvent Austrian contractor and its partner have agreed to settle an ICC claim against a Serbian state entity over the construction of the Danube river’s tallest bridge.

Sonatrach settles fight over oil refinery

Sonatrach settles fight over oil refinery

06 June 2017

Algeria’s national oil and gas company Sonatrach has settled a US$1.5 billion ICC arbitration over a cancelled project to upgrade a refinery near the country’s capital.

Naftogaz declares win against Gazprom

Naftogaz declares win against Gazprom

01 June 2017

A Stockholm Chamber of Commerce tribunal has issued an award in a high-profile gas supply dispute between Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Russia’s Gazprom in which as much as US$80 billion has been said to be at stake – with the former company declaring victory though quantum has yet to be decided.