Topic: Dual nationality

Venezuela defeats dual national’s billion-dollar claim

A dual national backed by a third-party funder has seen his billion-dollar treaty claim against Venezuela thrown out based on his “dominant and effective” nationality.

01 February 2022

Oligarch fails to revive treaty claim against Russia

Former banker Sergei Pugachev has failed to persuade a Spanish court to revive his US$14.5 billion investment treaty claim against Russia.

10 January 2022

Senegal faces new ICSID claim

Mauritian investors have brought an ICSID claim against Senegal over a €1 billion power plant project, months after the West African state lost its challenge to a €243 million UNCITRAL award in favour of a dual national.

10 January 2022

Armenia defeats ICSID claim over real estate venture

An ICSID tribunal has thrown out a claim against Armenia over a real estate venture after finding that one of the claimants had dual Armenian-US nationality and that his company had not made a valid investment.

16 December 2021

Dual nationals resurrect award against Venezuela

The French Court of Cassation has reinstated a jurisdictional award in favour of two Spanish-Venezuelan nationals in a dispute with Venezuela, finding the underlying treaty didn’t require them to hold Spanish nationality at the time they made their investments.

01 December 2021

Dual nationals lose appeal over DR-CAFTA award

A US appeals court has affirmed that two US-Dominican investors were out of time in serving set-aside proceedings on the Dominican Republic in their bid to revive a nearly US$42 million DR-CAFTA claim.

27 October 2021

Dual national fails to revive Mauritius claim

A Belgian court has ruled that an UNCITRAL tribunal was right to decline jurisdiction over a French-Mauritian businessman’s US$1 billion treaty claim against Mauritius based on his dual nationality.

05 July 2021

WATCH: GAR Connect Moscow Workshop

A full recording of our GAR Connect Moscow Workshop can be found here.

14 May 2021

Colombia defeats telecoms and banking claims

Colombia has prevailed in two investment treaty disputes – a billion-dollar ICSID claim by Mexico's América Móvil over the alleged expropriation of a telecoms concession and a US$323 million UNCITRAL claim brought by three dual nationals over their former ownership of a bank.

10 May 2021

Kosovan minister’s company may proceed with ICSID claim

An ICSID tribunal has ruled that the participation of a Kosovan minister in a claim against his own government was “possibly unprecedented” but not procedurally unfair, finding he was entitled to the same protections as any other businessman legitimately operating through a foreign company.

08 January 2021

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