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Italian contractor liable in Georgian highway dispute

An ICC tribunal has ordered an Italian construction company to pay around US$22 million to Georgia in a dispute over a terminated highway construction project.

11 July 2022

Malaysian state telecoms company beats SIAC claim

Malaysia’s state-owned telecoms company says it has defeated a US$34.5 million SIAC claim brought by a Singapore-registered IPTV services provider, also winning a counterclaim for misrepresentation.

08 July 2022

UK court pauses bid to enforce contraceptives award

An Irish pharmaceutical company seeking to enforce an ICC award over intellectual property rights for oral contraceptive products must wait for a Dutch court to decide on a set-aside application, an English judge has ruled.

08 July 2022

Miner drops ICSID claim against Colombia

UPDATED: London-listed mining group Anglo American has withdrawn an ICSID claim against Colombia over the blocked expansion of a coal mine after selling its stake in the project to Glencore, which is still pursuing its own treaty case.

08 July 2022

Papua New Guinea faces ICSID claim over telecoms tax

A telecoms company founded by an Irish billionaire has filed an ICSID claim against Papua New Guinea after being hit with a US$100 million tax demand that it says is holding up the US$1.6 billion sale of its operations in the Pacific region.

07 July 2022

Debevoise promotes two in New York

Laura Sinisterra, who has acted in several ICSID cases against Latin American states, has been promoted to partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York – while Ashika Singh has been made counsel in the same team.

07 July 2022

Ecuadorean tram disputes reach end of the line

Spanish and French consortiums have won damages – though far less than they sought – in two ICC disputes worth a combined US$75 million with an Ecuadorean municipality over the troubled construction of a tram line through a UNESCO-listed city centre.

07 July 2022

Diverse new steering committee for IBA Arb 40

The International Bar Association's arbitration under-40 group has unveiled a diverse new steering committee co-chaired by Agnès Bizard of King & Spalding in Paris and Juan Felipe Merizalde of Adell & Merizalde in Bogotá.

07 July 2022

Croatia liable at ICSID after failing to prove bribery

An ICSID tribunal has ordered Croatia to pay US$184 million plus interest to Hungarian oil and gas group MOL after rejecting allegations that the claimant’s CEO paid bribes to a former prime minister – while dismissing the rest of the investor's billion-dollar claim.

06 July 2022

Spanish government lawyer heads to Eversheds

Rafael Gil Nievas has left his role as deputy head of the Spanish government team that handles investor-state disputes to join Eversheds Sutherland – after helping the state win a landmark jurisdictional victory in an intra-EU case.

06 July 2022

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