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Jersey oil company prepares claim against Kurdistan

A London-listed oil company says it will launch an international arbitration against Iraqi Kurdistan after the regional government terminated two production sharing contracts.

10 December 2021

Bühler faces bid to revive conflict complaint

After the Paris Bar Council cleared him of an alleged conflict of interests relating to work at his old firm Jones Day, international arbitration practitioner Michael Bühler is facing a novel effort to reopen the allegation in the French courts.

10 December 2021

Success fee row leads to fraud conviction

A French-Italian consultant is fighting to overturn her conviction on fraud charges over her work on an enforcement matter against Equatorial Guinea – a saga that has also led to an ICC award finding she was wrongly deprived of a success fee.

10 December 2021

Colombian group brings second claim against Guatemala

A Colombian energy distributor has launched a second ICSID claim against Guatemala over a project to upgrade the country’s electrical grid.

10 December 2021

Egypt settles with Finnish iron investor

Egypt has reached an agreement with a Finnish businessman to settle a treaty award worth US$121 million over the loss of his iron and steel investments – ending a dispute that led to enforcement actions across three continents and a second treaty claim over the state’s refusal to pay.

09 December 2021

PCA hears claims against India and Libya

A Korean state-owned power company’s treaty claim against India and an Emirati oil investor’s case against Libya are underway at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

09 December 2021

Sidley Austin promotes in New York and Hong Kong

Sidley Austin has promoted Simon Navarro to partner in New York and Nathaniel Lai to counsel in Hong Kong.

09 December 2021

Mozambique fails to stay port investor’s treaty claim

An UNCITRAL tribunal has refused to stay an Indian investor’s US$115 million treaty claim against Mozambique over a rail and port project pending a related ICC arbitration commenced by the state.

09 December 2021

Old foe of DRC targets “stolen” assets in Maryland

A US investment firm seeking to collect on a nearly two-decade old arbitral debt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is targeting properties in Maryland allegedly acquired by relatives of the country’s former president Joseph Kabila with stolen government funds.

08 December 2021

Mexico challenges NAFTA denial of justice award

Mexico has asked a US court to vacate a NAFTA award that requires it to pay US$47 million to a Canadian fund in compensation for a denial of justice – as a Canadian court strikes out evidence presented by another investor seeking to revive a claim under the trade agreement.

08 December 2021

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