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Russian investors lose SCC claim against Moldova

Russian investors lose SCC claim against Moldova

15 December 2017

A Stockholm Chamber of Commerce tribunal has rejected two Russian companies’ joint investment treaty claim against Moldova over the suspension of their rights in a local bank.

Another claim over Crimea given go ahead

Another claim over Crimea given go ahead

14 December 2017

UPDATED. The Permanent Court of Arbitration has reported that a tribunal has agreed to hear a claim brought by Ukrainian real estate investors against Russia over investments lost when Crimea was annexed, adding to a growing line of positive jurisdictional rulings in cases of this type.

Yukos shareholders fail again in Baker Botts discovery bid

Yukos shareholders fail again in Baker Botts discovery bid

12 December 2017

The former majority shareholders in Yukos have again failed to convince a US court to compel discovery from Baker Botts that would supposedly support allegations that the firm helped a Russian state-owned oil company manipulate the rulings of Armenian judges in Yukos-related proceedings.

Kuwait tribunal rejects interim requests from both sides

Kuwait tribunal rejects interim requests from both sides

06 December 2017

Kuwait and a trio of European construction companies have failed to convince an ICSID tribunal to adopt a raft of provisional measures in their dispute over an overrunning highway construction project, including issuing orders to halt work or ensure it continues.

Alleged police assault leads to emergency order

Alleged police assault leads to emergency order

05 December 2017

A US-Russian national who claims to have been violently beaten while in the custody of Ukrainian police has won an emergency protection order from the president of an investment treaty tribunal.

Koch begins US enforcement action against Venezuela

Koch begins US enforcement action against Venezuela

05 December 2017

After winning US$409 million in an ICSID claim against Venezuela over an expropriation in the fertiliser sector, two companies controlled by prominent US businessmen Charles and David Koch have applied to a court in Washington, DC, to enforce the award.

Peru liable in mining case but only for sunk costs

Peru liable in mining case but only for sunk costs

04 December 2017

An ICSID tribunal has found Peru liable for the expropriation of a silver mining concession but only awarded the Canadian claimant the amount it invested in the project, out of the US$522 million it had demanded.

Conoco and Ecuador settle ICSID feud

Conoco and Ecuador settle ICSID feud

04 December 2017

US energy company ConocoPhilips has settled a nine-year ICSID dispute with Ecuador over the expropriation of two oil blocks, with the state agreeing to pay US$337 million to satisfy an award issued earlier this year.

Nissan brings claims against India

Nissan brings claims against India

01 December 2017

Japanese carmaker Nissan is pursuing a US$776 million investment treaty claim against India over a state government’s failure to deliver promised incentives to build a car factory.

Pakistan challenges entire tribunal over Alexandrov expert ties

Pakistan challenges entire tribunal over Alexandrov expert ties

29 November 2017

Pakistan has filed a proposal to disqualify all three members of an ICSID tribunal in further challenge relating to Bulgarian arbitrator Stanimir Alexandrov's alleged failure to disclose a "relationship" with an expert firm. ‎