Topic: Construction

Egyptian investor can’t join ICSID claim against Kuwait

An ICSID tribunal has refused to allow an Egyptian businesswoman to be joined as co-claimant in an investment treaty case against Kuwait over a failed project to build a heritage site in the country’s capital.

16 October 2020

Odebrecht bribery ruling upheld in Colombia

Colombia’s highest administrative court has upheld an award that nullified an Odebrecht consortium’s contract for a billion-dollar highway construction on grounds of corruption – a project that has also given rise to ICC claims and the threat of an investment treaty arbitration.

14 October 2020

Wales prevails in roadworks dispute

The Welsh government has secured a win on liability in an ad hoc arbitration with a UK construction group relating to cost overruns on a £340 million road expansion project.

29 September 2020

Jones on lessons from lockdown

Delivering a keynote address at the first virtual GAR Live, Australian arbitrator Douglas Jones AO called on practitioners to learn the lessons from our “time of isolation” and improve the efficiency of arbitral proceedings through technology.

08 September 2020

Albania liable for highway project delays

An ICC tribunal has ordered Albania to pay US$44 million to a Kuwaiti-Greek joint venture over delays to a project to build a mountain highway.

08 September 2020

GAR Live Lookback: Schneider on lessons from history and diversity

Michael Schneider, a founding partner of Swiss firm Lalive, delivered a keynote address at GAR Live Construction Disputes 2019 discussing lessons practitioners can learn from history and diversity and how the field has changed since he began his career.

05 March 2020

Odebrecht project triggers new claim against Colombian agency

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.

21 January 2020

GAR Live Dubai Lookback: - the (ab)use of experts in construction arbitration – where is the line between expert and advocate?

On the eve of this year’s GAR Live Dubai, we look back to 2018’s edition, and session three, in which Mark McNeill and panel tackled one of the great conundrums: why is it that reputable independent experts – who would never testify “contrary to their own conviction” nonetheless reliably end up producing work that favours the side who appointed them. What’s the alchemy at work, and can it be reformulated?

19 November 2019

Award upheld in billion-dollar dispute over Qatari hospital

A UK court has upheld an ICC award that found a Qatari state-backed foundation validly terminated a contract for the construction of a £1.9 billion medical facility in Doha – a ruling with potentially “huge” financial consequences for the contractor.

04 October 2019

ICC rejects challenge based on arbitrator’s age

76-year old Swedish arbitrator Sigvard Jarvin has survived an attempt to disqualify him as chair of a billion-dollar construction dispute at the ICC on the grounds that his age meant there was a risk he would fail to finish hearing the case and that the costs of insuring against such an event were prohibitive.

15 October 2018

Get unlimited access to all Global Arbitration Review content