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Dentons launches environmental disputes practice

Dentons launches environmental disputes practice

21 January 2020

Risteard De Paor has left White & Case to launch an environmental disputes practice at Dentons in Madrid.

Odebrecht project triggers new claim against Colombian agency

Odebrecht project triggers new claim against Colombian agency

21 January 2020

An Odebrecht-led consortium has launched an ICC claim against Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency over a highway concession – months after a domestic arbitration panel concluded the project had been procured through corruption.

India defeats telecoms claim

India defeats telecoms claim

20 January 2020

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has dismissed a US$400 million investment treaty claim brought against India by Cypriot and Russian telecoms investors.

Tanzania threatened with third claim over mining licences

Tanzania threatened with third claim over mining licences

20 January 2020

A Canadian company has issued the third threat of investment treaty arbitration that Tanzania has faced this month over its revocation of various mining licences.

Mexico ordered to disclose potential Quinn Emanuel investigation

Mexico ordered to disclose potential Quinn Emanuel investigation

17 January 2020

A NAFTA tribunal has ordered Mexico to disclose if it has launched criminal investigations into Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in relation to its representation of US investors in a US$700 million claim.

Tanzania again threatened over cancelled mining licences

Tanzania again threatened over cancelled mining licences

17 January 2020

Days after it was threatened with an investment treaty claim over legislation revoking mining licences, Tanzania is facing another potential case over those reforms.

New year, new silks

New year, new silks

17 January 2020

Nigel Blackaby, Noah Rubins, Harish Salve, Rajesh Pillai, Simon Chapman, Sapna Jhangiani, Andrew McDougall and Jason Fry are among those on new list of Queen’s Counsel appointments.

ICC tribunal throws out claim against Bahrain

ICC tribunal throws out claim against Bahrain

16 January 2020

Bahrain has defeated a €180 million ICC claim brought by a French waste-to-energy company over the termination of a contract to build the state’s first recycling plant.

Georgia faces claim over deep-water port

Georgia faces claim over deep-water port

16 January 2020

An international consortium has threatened to launch arbitration proceedings against Georgia after the state cancelled its contract to develop a deep-water port.

Hobér disqualified from solar case over dissent

Hobér disqualified from solar case over dissent

15 January 2020

Swedish arbitrator Kaj Hobér has been disqualified from hearing a €53 million Energy Charter Treaty claim against Spain, following a challenge based on his dissent in another case over the state's renewable energy reform.