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Mauritius seals win in treaty dispute with dual national

A French-Mauritian businessman whose US$1 billion investment treaty claim against Mauritius was dismissed five years ago because of his dual nationality has lost a final bid to challenge the decision in the Belgian courts.

29 May 2023

Spanish wind farm award survives challenge over virtual hearing

A French court has upheld an ICC award issued in favour of a Saudi energy company over its collapsed deal to buy Spanish wind farms, finding that the tribunal did not violate procedure by conducting a hearing virtually during the pandemic.

29 May 2023

Scherer award upheld in Djibouti port dispute

A Djibouti state-owned entity has failed to overturn a liability award issued by Maxi Scherer as sole arbitrator in an LCIA dispute with Emirati logistics group DP World over a port facility on the Red Sea.

26 May 2023

Lebanese businessman fights to revive claim against Marriott

An ICC panel is hearing a Lebanese businessman’s bid to revive a US$120 million claim against US-based Marriott International over a Beirut hotel that has spawned multiple arbitrations over the past two decades.

26 May 2023

Marc Lalonde 1929-2023

Marc Lalonde, who was at the heart of Canadian politics for over 15 years as right-hand man to former prime minister Pierre Trudeau before becoming a leading international arbitrator, has died aged 93.

26 May 2023

LCIA receives zero arbitrator challenges in 2022

The LCIA has revealed it did not receive a single arbitrator challenge last year in its latest annual report, as it also makes two new appointments to its court.

26 May 2023

Debevoise promotes in London

Debevoise & Plimpton has promoted Conway Blake to partner in its international dispute resolution and litigation teams in London.

25 May 2023

Spain fails to halt enforcement of intra-EU award in London

A UK court has ruled for the first time that Spain cannot avoid enforcement of an ICSID award by invoking EU law prohibitions on intra-EU investment arbitration.

25 May 2023

Croatia reports win against golf resort investors

Croatia says it has defeated a €300 million ICSID claim brought by a Dutch investor over plans to build a golf resort near Dubrovnik – although a related treaty case remains pending.

25 May 2023

Dual national's award against Senegal upheld

The French Court of Cassation has upheld a US$243 million investment treaty award obtained by a French-Senegalese businessman against Senegal, dismissing the state’s arguments regarding his dual nationality.

25 May 2023

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