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Mozambique faces second ICSID claim

Mozambique faces second ICSID claim

17 July 2017

Mozambique is facing its second claim at ICSID, brought by Italian company CMC Di Ravenna over a highway construction project. The claim under the Italy-Mozambique bilateral investment treaty was registered by ICSID on 14 July.

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.

Malaysian company faces more trouble in the Gulf

Malaysian company faces more trouble in the Gulf

17 July 2017

After being involved in various disputes over the construction of a race track in Dubai, Malaysian building company WCT Holdings is facing an ICC claim brought by three Gulf subcontractors which helped to build new headquarters for Qatar’s interior ministry in Doha.

Ghanaian court’s refusal of LCIA arbitration goes to appeal

Ghanaian court’s refusal of LCIA arbitration goes to appeal

14 July 2017

UPDATED. The World Bank Group's private lending arm and a fund set up by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are appealing a Ghanaian court’s refusal to stay their litigation with a local oil company on the basis of an LCIA arbitration clause.

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.

GAR launches damages guide - in pictures

GAR launches damages guide - in pictures

14 July 2017

Together with editor John Trenor, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Cornerstone Research, GAR has celebrated the launch of The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration at the British Library.

Mauritian centre unveils new court

Mauritian centre unveils new court

14 July 2017

A homegrown arbitration centre attached to Mauritius's chamber of commerce and industry has named the members of its new court presided over by Neil Kaplan QC, during a conference in Port Louis.

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.

Do Born’s BATs still have wings?

Do Born’s BATs still have wings?

14 July 2017

Gary Born’s five year-old proposal for a default form of commercial dispute settlement provided for in bilateral arbitration treaties appears still to be flying, having been considered at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s 50th anniversary conference in Vienna.

More claims to come in Andean pollution saga?

More claims to come in Andean pollution saga?

13 July 2017

The former owner of a bankrupt Andean smelting plant that saw its US$800 million treaty case against Peru dismissed last year has notified the state of further potential claims, it has emerged.