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India liable in Vodafone tax dispute

India liable in Vodafone tax dispute

25 September 2020

Vodafone says it has prevailed in a multi-billion dollar dispute with India, after a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration found the state liable over its pursuit of a retroactive tax bill.

Albania faces ICSID claim over seized port terminal

Albania faces ICSID claim over seized port terminal

24 September 2020

Investors in a container terminal at a port on Albania’s Adriatic coast have made good on a threat to file a €100 million ICSID claim after the site was seized by bailiffs following the termination of their concession by local courts.

Gambia settles claim over offshore oil blocks

Gambia settles claim over offshore oil blocks

22 September 2020

A London-based oil company has agreed to settle an ICSID claim against The Gambia over the renewal of exploration licences for two offshore oil blocks.

Turkey faces ICSID claim over nationalised energy group

Turkey faces ICSID claim over nationalised energy group

21 September 2020

A Singaporean holding company has launched an ICSID claim against Turkey over the nationalisation of an energy conglomerate following a failed coup attempt in 2016.

Algeria defeats bid to revive “abusive” multibillion claim

Algeria defeats bid to revive “abusive” multibillion claim

18 September 2020

A company managed by Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has failed to revive a US$4 billion ICSID claim against Algeria that was dismissed three years ago as an abuse of rights.

Romania faces renewable energy claim

Romania faces renewable energy claim

18 September 2020

44 solar investors from Europe and the Middle East have filed an ICSID claim against Romania over changes to the state's renewables regime.

Ad agency brings treaty claim against Czech Republic

Ad agency brings treaty claim against Czech Republic

17 September 2020

The world’s largest outdoor advertising company has made good on its threat to file a €40 million investment treaty claim against the Czech Republic over the termination of a long-term agreement for advertising space on Prague public transport.

Chevron defeats Ecuador's challenge to denial of justice award

Chevron defeats Ecuador's challenge to denial of justice award

17 September 2020

A Dutch court has rejected Ecuador’s bid to overturn an investment treaty award holding it liable for denial of justice in its US$9.5 billion dispute with Chevron over environmental contamination in the Amazon.

Russian bank’s emergency award rebuffed in Ukraine

Russian bank’s emergency award rebuffed in Ukraine

17 September 2020

The Kiev Court of Appeal has refused to enforce an SCC emergency arbitrator award that restrained Ukraine from forcibly selling the assets of a Russian state-owned development bank.

US targets Clyde & Co award funds

US targets Clyde & Co award funds

17 September 2020

The US Department of Justice is attempting to seize the proceeds of an arbitral award held by Clyde & Co that Malaysian authorities say can be traced to the 1MDB corruption scandal.