Work Area: Enforcement and set-aside

French court rejects Libya’s corruption challenge

The Paris Court of Appeal has upheld a jurisdictional award in a treaty case against Libya, siding with an ICC tribunal that the state’s corruption allegations were a matter for the merits.

29 September 2021

Webuild takes decade-old Argentina award to US court

Webuild, the Italian construction group formerly known as Salini Impregilo, has applied to a US court to enforce a US$21.3 million ICSID award that it won against Argentina a decade ago over a terminated water concession.

29 September 2021

Glencore’s award against Colombia upheld

An ICSID committee has upheld a US$19 million award in favour of Swiss mining group Glencore against Colombia, finding the tribunal was right to refuse to consider documents relating to allegations of corruption.

27 September 2021

Zimbabwe creditors race to enforce overlapping ICSID awards

Two sets of ICSID creditors have applied to a US court to enforce overlapping ICSID awards against Zimbabwe over land expropriations as they sue each other in London.

27 September 2021

Crystallex warns of NAFTA claim against US

The US government has once again refused to allow Crystallex to sell off Venezuelan state-owned assets to satisfy an ICSID award, despite the Canadian mining company’s warning that it may pursue a NAFTA claim against the United States as a result.

24 September 2021

Spain marks 50th renewables claim as new reforms roil investors

Spain has been hit with its 50th treaty claim from renewable energy investors and a fresh US enforcement action, as surprise reforms to the sector announced last week raise the prospect of yet more claims.

21 September 2021

New law casts doubt on enforcement against Egypt

Practitioners in Egypt have expressed concern at a new law granting the Supreme Constitutional Court the power to invalidate decisions rendered against the state by international institutions, despite a last-minute change to the bill to remove express mention of arbitration.

16 September 2021

Delhi airport metro award reinstated

The Indian Supreme Court has reinstated a US$632 million award won by an affiliate of Reliance Infrastructure and its Spanish partner against an Indian state-owned entity over defects in an airport express metro project in Delhi.

14 September 2021

Nigeria fights to reverse Chinese investor’s treaty win

Nigeria has asked a UK court to overturn the first known investment treaty award won by a mainland Chinese investor against an African state, in a dispute over a soured joint venture to develop a free trade zone near Lagos.

13 September 2021

Singapore court upholds duty to consider corruption

The Singapore International Commercial Court has upheld two BIT awards favouring Laos in a billion-dollar dispute with two gaming companies, ruling that arbitrators have a “public duty” to review evidence of corruption presented to them.

10 September 2021

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