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Crimea real estate claim goes forward

Crimea real estate claim goes forward

Premium article - 05 April 2017

Claims by Ukrainian real estate investors against Russia over losses arising from the annexation of Crimea can go ahead even though the peninsula was part of Ukrainian territory at the time the investments were made, a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled.

EDF-Argentina dispute ends after 14 years

EDF-Argentina dispute ends after 14 years

Premium article - 03 April 2017

A 14-year-long ICSID claim against Argentina over an electricity concession in Buenos Aires is over after claimant EDF apparently lost an ICC arbitration over the right to keep its claim going.

Indonesia mining award to face annulment bid

Indonesia mining award to face annulment bid

Premium article - 03 April 2017

London-listed Churchill Mining has applied to annul an award rejecting its US$1.3 billion claim against Indonesia in which key documents were alleged to have been forged, citing the tribunal's decisions on evidence.

Ukraine faces enforcement bid in DC

Ukraine faces enforcement bid in DC

Premium article - 03 April 2017

Russian oil company Tatneft has applied to a court in Washington, DC to enforce a US$112 million investment treaty award against Ukraine, months after it was upheld by the French courts.

PCA ends standoff over Islamic treaty claim

PCA ends standoff over Islamic treaty claim

Premium article - 03 April 2017

In a first, the Permanent Court of Arbitration has agreed to designate an appointing authority in a case against Libya under a little-used multilateral investment treaty after the Organization of Islamic Cooperation failed to appoint an arbitrator on the state’s behalf.

Unwrapped: Ukraine faces chocolate factory claim

Unwrapped: Ukraine faces chocolate factory claim

Premium article - 31 March 2017

A US and Russian dual national is claiming over US$100 million in an UNCITRAL claim against Ukraine over the expropriation of his chocolate factory.

TransCanada drops US$15 billion NAFTA case

TransCanada drops US$15 billion NAFTA case

Premium article - 27 March 2017

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has dropped its multibillion dollar NAFTA claim against the United States, after US president Donald Trump reversed an Obama-era decision to block approval of its planned "Keystone XL" pipeline.

Crystallex award confirmed in US

Crystallex award confirmed in US

Premium article - 27 March 2017

A court in Washington, DC, has confirmed Canadian gold mining company Crystallex’s US$1.39 billion ICSID award against Venezuela, one of the largest awards ever faced by the state.

Trump says he threatened TransCanada over Keystone XL

Trump says he threatened TransCanada over Keystone XL

Premium article - 23 March 2017

UPDATED. Donald Trump has claimed that he threatened to retract his approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project if TransCanada did not drop its US$15 billion NAFTA claim against the US – boasting that “being president gives you great power.”

India's termination of BITs to begin

India's termination of BITs to begin

Premium article - 22 March 2017

As its self-imposed 31 March deadline for terminating bilateral investment treaties draws near, India has sent notices of termination to 58 countries that are expected to take effect from as early as next month.