Work Area: Investor-state arbitration

US Supreme Court will decide discovery question

The US Supreme Court is to rule on the availability of discovery for foreign commercial and investor-state arbitration at long last, after an earlier appeal addressing the issue was discontinued.

14 December 2021

Libya declares win against Turkish investor

Libya has defeated a Turkish investor’s claim for US$190 million in compensation for construction projects that were left incomplete because of the 2011 revolution.

13 December 2021

Turkey and Peru face ICSID claims

Italian energy group Enel has launched an ICSID claim against Turkey, while Peru is seeking external counsel for two new claims relating to highway and metro concessions.

13 December 2021

Canadian gold miner settles with Mali

A Canadian gold mining company says it will withdraw an ICSID claim against Mali after the state agreed to grant it a new exploration permit.

13 December 2021

Bühler faces bid to revive conflict complaint

After the Paris Bar Council cleared him of an alleged conflict of interests relating to work at his old firm Jones Day, international arbitration practitioner Michael Bühler is facing a novel effort to reopen the allegation in the French courts.

10 December 2021

Success fee row leads to fraud conviction

A French-Italian consultant is fighting to overturn her conviction on fraud charges over her work on an enforcement matter against Equatorial Guinea – a saga that has also led to an ICC award finding she was wrongly deprived of a success fee.

10 December 2021

Colombian group brings second claim against Guatemala

A Colombian energy distributor has launched a second ICSID claim against Guatemala over a project to upgrade the country’s electrical grid.

10 December 2021

Egypt settles with Finnish iron investor

Egypt has reached an agreement with a Finnish businessman to settle a treaty award worth US$121 million over the loss of his iron and steel investments – ending a dispute that led to enforcement actions across three continents and a second treaty claim over the state’s refusal to pay.

09 December 2021

PCA hears claims against India and Libya

A Korean state-owned power company’s treaty claim against India and an Emirati oil investor’s case against Libya are underway at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

09 December 2021

Mozambique fails to stay port investor’s treaty claim

An UNCITRAL tribunal has refused to stay an Indian investor’s US$115 million treaty claim against Mozambique over a rail and port project pending a related ICC arbitration commenced by the state.

09 December 2021

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