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Chilean hydro dispute leads to emergency requests

Chilean hydro dispute leads to emergency requests

Premium article - 13 July 2017

A consortium led by German construction group Hochtief has launched two ICC emergency arbitrations against a subsidiary of US energy group AES in a dispute over a hydroelectric power plant in Chile.

Cast list for Peru pipeline dispute emerges

Cast list for Peru pipeline dispute emerges

Premium article - 11 July 2017

An ICC tribunal chaired by Spain’s Juan Fernández-Armesto is hearing a three year-old dispute between a Peruvian construction company and the Colombian-owned operator of a natural gas pipeline in Peru, it has emerged.

Slovakia claims victory in hydro dispute

Slovakia claims victory in hydro dispute

Premium article - 07 July 2017

An electricity utility co-owned by Enel has lost a €588 million claim against Slovakia at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre relating to the country’s largest hydroelectric power plant, the government has announced.

Hong Kong court appoints receivers to “hold the ring” ahead of CIETAC case

Hong Kong court appoints receivers to “hold the ring” ahead of CIETAC case

Premium article - 06 July 2017

Amid a “scramble for control” of a cement producer, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has appointed receivers over shares in a Chinese investment company ahead of a CIETAC arbitration to determine their rightful owners.

Gazprom threatens treaty claim against Ukraine

Gazprom threatens treaty claim against Ukraine

Premium article - 03 July 2017

Against the backdrop of a high-stakes SCC arbitration, Russian gas producer Gazprom has threatened to bring an investment treaty claim against Ukraine over attempts to enforce a €6.4 billion fine imposed by the country’s competition authority.

Old foes Salini and Morocco settle ICC battle

Old foes Salini and Morocco settle ICC battle

Premium article - 03 July 2017

Italian construction company Salini, which gave its name to a famous doctrine in investment arbitration after clashing with Morocco 15 years ago, has settled another dispute with the kingdom relating to payment of an ICC award.

Award against Equatorial Guinea upheld in France

Award against Equatorial Guinea upheld in France

Premium article - 23 June 2017

Equatorial Guinea has lost an appeal over a €132 million ICC award in favour of Orange after France’s Court of Cassation rejected arguments that tribunal chair Horacio Grigera Naón’s role in another arbitration with the French telecoms group created a justifiable doubt as to his impartiality.

Chilean hydro project gives rise to ICC case

Chilean hydro project gives rise to ICC case

Premium article - 23 June 2017

A subsidiary of US energy company AES has filed for ICC arbitration with a consortium led by German construction group Hochtief to resolve a dispute over a cancelled contract to build one of Chile’s largest hydroelectric projects.

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

Dominican state fund wins damages in power saga

Premium article - 22 June 2017

A fund owned by the Dominican Republic has won damages in the second of two ICC cases launched by its private partners in two electricity utilities after their executives were accused of criminal conduct five years ago.

Claim filed over Senegal oil field

Claim filed over Senegal oil field

Premium article - 20 June 2017

CORRECTED. A newly discovered oil field off Senegal’s coast is the focus of a new ICC arbitration between two Australian partners in the project.