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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

Another bank's claim against Croatia clears intra-EU hurdle

An ICSID tribunal hearing an Austrian bank’s claim against Croatia has by majority rejected the state’s argument that the underlying bilateral investment treaty is incompatible with the EU legal order – in line with decisions in two other cases brought under the same intra-EU BIT.

14 October 2020

Spain solar case moves to quantum phase

An ICSID tribunal has found Spain liable for breaching a German solar investor’s legitimate expectations through the state’s renewable energy reforms – but said it would apply a discount to the damages awarded.

14 October 2020

Japanese distributor liable over diabetes products

A Chinese-owned developer of products for diabetes sufferers has applied to a US court to enforce a US$22.6 million ICC award against its Japanese former parent company concerning a terminated distribution deal.

14 October 2020

CMS partner heads for Australian boutique

Disputes and investigations practitioner Adam Greaves has left the partnership at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang to join the London office of Australian boutique Lipman Karas.

14 October 2020

Orange brings claim against Iraq

UPDATED: French telecoms group Orange has filed an ICSID claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of its US$500 million investment in a Kurdistan-based mobile phone operator.

13 October 2020

Renewables investors renew threats against Ukraine

Renewable energy investors are once again preparing to file investment treaty claims against Ukraine over reforms to its tariffs regime, alleging the state has failed to make good on an agreement designed to resolve the dispute.

13 October 2020

Egypt fails to knock out mining claim

An ICSID tribunal has upheld jurisdiction over a third-party funded claim brought against Egypt by Australia-based mining investors, ruling that the treaty between the countries contains advance consent to arbitration.

13 October 2020

Pasta maker can’t reheat fraud claim

A German family-owned pasta business has failed to reopen a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award in favour of a US distributor on the basis of new evidence that allegedly showed it rested on fraudulent contracts.

13 October 2020

White & Case and Queen Mary look at post-pandemic world in new survey

White & Case and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London have launched their 2020 international arbitration survey, focusing on the adaptability of this form of dispute resolution in a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic and other global changes.

13 October 2020

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