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Miner secures funding for Bolivia claim

Miner secures funding for Bolivia claim

Premium article - 28 May 2013

Canadian mining company South American Silver has found a third-party funder to cover the costs of its Bermudan subsidiary's investment treaty claim against Bolivia.

Silver miner brings claim against Bolivia

Silver miner brings claim against Bolivia

Premium article - 02 May 2013

A Bermudan subsidiary of Canada's South American Silver has brought an investment treaty claim against Bolivia over the nationalisation of the Malku Khota mine last year.

Moldova held liable in duty-free dispute

Moldova held liable in duty-free dispute

Premium article - 15 April 2013

An ICSID tribunal has given Moldova 60 days to offer restitution to a French investor or pay damages of €2 million, after a local court invalidated his lease agreement for an airport duty-free store.

Ugandan highway dispute comes to a stop

Ugandan highway dispute comes to a stop

Premium article - 09 April 2013

A tribunal in London headed by ICC Court chairman John Beechey has ruled against Italian roadbuilder Salini in a dispute with Uganda over delays in the construction of a highway in the northern suburbs of Kampala.

Pacific Rim goes for gold in El Dorado dispute

Pacific Rim goes for gold in El Dorado dispute

Premium article - 05 April 2013

Canadian mining company Pacific Rim has set a value of US$315 million on its continuing ICSID claims against El Salvador under local investment law, after its claims under DR-CAFTA were thrown out.

Yemen fends off ICC oil claim

Yemen fends off ICC oil claim

Premium article - 03 April 2013

Updated: Yemen has fended off an ICC claim brought by a British Virgin Islands oil company, with advice from the same Clyde & Co partner who defended the state in a multi-billion dollar oil claim several years ago.

ICSID mining claim pits Kazakhs against Kyrgyzstan

ICSID mining claim pits Kazakhs against Kyrgyzstan

Premium article - 02 April 2013

Kyrgyzstan is facing an ICSID claim filed by a Kazakh private equity group over the alleged expropriation of its stake in one of the country’s biggest gold deposits.

Oman faces claim by Turkish investor

Oman faces claim by Turkish investor

Premium article - 26 March 2013

A notice of dispute that has just been made public alleges that Oman breached its bilateral investment treaty with Turkey by expropriating and undermining the investments of an industrial construction company.

Panel refuses to intervene over trespassers in Zimbabwe claim

Panel refuses to intervene over trespassers in Zimbabwe claim

Premium article - 20 March 2013

An ICSID tribunal chaired by Canadian arbitrator Yves Fortier QC has dismissed an urgent request for provisional measures to get rid of trespassers on private land, after the application spurred the Zimbabwean police force into action.

Wind farm investor brings NAFTA claim

Wind farm investor brings NAFTA claim

Premium article - 05 March 2013

A US investor has lodged a US$460 million claim against Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement, alleging that an "arbitrary, irrational and discriminatory" policy shift blocked its plans to develop an offshore wind farm on Lake Ontario.