Work Area: Investor-state arbitration

Huawei threatens Sweden over 5G ban

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has threatened Sweden with a treaty claim over its exclusion from the rollout of 5G network technology in the country, amid concerns its equipment will be used for spying.

07 January 2021

Ukrainian state entity prepares Crimea claim

Ukraine’s national nuclear energy company has instructed counsel as it prepares to file a US$100 million treaty claim against Russia over the expropriation of a wind farm in Crimea.

06 January 2021

Pakistani airline assets frozen in BVI

A court in the British Virgin Islands has attached assets belonging to Pakistan’s national airline – including interests in two hotels in New York and Paris – at the request of an Australian mining venture seeking to enforce a US$6 billion ICSID award.

05 January 2021

Peru faces claim over telecoms networks

A US infrastructure services company has filed a new ICSID claim against Peru, two years after it lodged an ICC claim over a terminated project for rural telecommunications networks in the country.

05 January 2021

Russian court weighs into Yukos battle with treaty ruling

Russia’s Constitutional Court has held that the state is not bound by the consent to arbitrate contained in provisionally applicable treaties – a ruling that the government says bolsters its case for setting aside the US$57 billion Yukos awards.

05 January 2021

Miners line up Congo claims

An Australian mining company that threatened the Republic of the Congo with an ICC claim over an iron ore project says it will seek US$8.8 billion in damages after its permit was withdrawn by decree – while another miner operating in the country has threatened a further claim over similar measures.

04 January 2021

What you missed at ICSID

Before the holiday break, ICSID saw another solar award rendered against Spain, a stay lifted in another renewables case, a new €100 million claim against Albania and the settlement of a US$500 million claim against Uzbekistan.

04 January 2021

Cairn wins Indian tax dispute

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has ordered India to pay US$1.2 billion plus interest to the UK’s Cairn Energy over the country’s pursuit of a retroactive tax bill.

29 December 2020

New ICSID claims against Canada and Kuwait

Koch Industries, the US conglomerate headed by prominent Republican Party donor Charles Koch, has launched a NAFTA claim against Canada over the cancellation of an emissions trading programme – while a French national has launched a US$493 million ICSID claim against Kuwait relating to the 1MDB scandal.

18 December 2020

France's top court rules on territoriality

France's top court has issued an important decision confirming the territoriality of enforcement proceedings begun in the country and refusing to revive an attachment of funds belonging to Panama's Canal Authority that was lifted more than three years ago.

18 December 2020

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