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Kenya declares win in geothermal energy dispute

Kenya declares win in geothermal energy dispute

13 July 2020

Kenya says it has defeated an ICSID claim worth US$340 million brought by a US-Canadian energy company over the revocation of a licence for a geothermal energy project.

Romanian real estate dispute heads to London

Romanian real estate dispute heads to London

10 July 2020

Johannesburg-listed property investment group NEPI Rockcastle has announced it is in arbitration over a €290 million sale of offices in Romania that stalled in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

UK Supreme Court to hear Kabab-Ji v Kout appeal

UK Supreme Court to hear Kabab-Ji v Kout appeal

10 July 2020

The UK Supreme Court has given a Lebanese food company leave to appeal a decision that refused enforcement of an ICC award against a non-signatory – weeks after the same award was upheld by a French court at the seat of arbitration.

Chinese-US aircraft venture spawns Hong Kong award

Chinese-US aircraft venture spawns Hong Kong award

09 July 2020

A Chinese-owned company has asked a Missouri court to enforce an US$87 million HKIAC award against its US partner in a failed joint venture to resell used aircraft.

US appeals courts split on discovery for commercial arbitration

US appeals courts split on discovery for commercial arbitration

08 July 2020

A US appeals court has refused to allow a Chinese businessman to obtain documents for use in a CIETAC proceeding – cementing a divide between the country's courts on whether they can grant discovery in aid of foreign commercial arbitrations.

SIAC to hear claim over Vietnamese gas block

SIAC to hear claim over Vietnamese gas block

08 July 2020

A Singaporean oil and gas company has filed a SIAC claim against a subsidiary of Japan’s Inpex Corporation over a deal to acquire a US$14 million stake in a Vietnamese offshore gas block.

Mexican state utility liable for stalled hydro project

Mexican state utility liable for stalled hydro project

06 July 2020

A Chinese-Mexican consortium has won a US$220 million LCIA award against Mexico’s state electric utility over a hydroelectric project disrupted by local protests.

Paris tribunal decides Peruvian toll dispute

Paris tribunal decides Peruvian toll dispute

03 July 2020

A Paris-seated tribunal has ruled in a dispute over toll rates between the Peruvian municipality of Lima and a French-owned road concessionaire – as a new arbitration between the parties gets underway.

Korean gaming company enjoys winning streak

Korean gaming company enjoys winning streak

03 July 2020

South Korean videogame developer WeMade has received favourable awards in three arbitrations over an online role-playing game series, including the largest case ever heard at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.

Mauritanian state entity defeats iron ore claim

Mauritanian state entity defeats iron ore claim

03 July 2020

Mauritania’s state-owned mining company has reportedly defeated an ICC claim by a Spanish construction group over delays to a €140 million iron ore enrichment plant in the West African state.