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Oil company brings claim against Albania

CORRECTED: An oil company has reportedly launched a €60 million claim against Albania over a terminated oilfield concession.

24 May 2023

US pharmacy chain brings challenge over Crowell “side-switching”

A US pharmacy chain has challenged a US$642 million award in a dispute over prescription drug prices, alleging it was tainted by the “unethical side-switching” of the counterparty’s law firm, Crowell & Moring.

23 May 2023

Croatia declares win in real estate dispute

UPDATED WITH AWARD: Croatia says it has defeated a €200 million treaty claim over a stalled real estate development project in Zagreb.

23 May 2023

Brussels court maintains Albanian asset freeze

The Brussels Court of Appeal has upheld an attachment over Albanian air traffic control revenues obtained by Italian investors seeking to enforce an €110 million ICSID award.

23 May 2023

Watson Farley & Williams hires in London

Former Squire Patton Boggs partner Alexis Martinez has joined the partnership at Watson Farley & Williams in London.

23 May 2023

US court enforces tortilla award against Venezuela

A US court has confirmed a tortilla maker’s US$430 million ICSID award against Venezuela, rejecting arguments that the interim government of former opposition leader Juan Guaidó was denied due process when it was barred from appearing in annulment proceedings.

23 May 2023

Ireland faces first-ever treaty claim

A London-listed oil and gas company has said it will pursue an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Ireland over an offshore drilling project – the country’s first known investment treaty claim.

22 May 2023

A&O and Shearman announce merger

Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling have announced plans for a transatlantic merger that will bring two well-known international arbitration brands under one roof.

22 May 2023

Details of Panama real estate claim come to light

A real estate group is pursuing a US$147 million UNCITRAL claim against Panama over disputed land titles, it has emerged – as a foreign insurer reportedly launches a separate treaty case against the state.

22 May 2023

Challenge to Clay dismissed in Cameroon pipeline case

Cameroon has failed to disqualify French arbitrator Thomas Clay from hearing an ICSID dispute with an oil consortium over a pipeline venture.

22 May 2023

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