Organisation: UNCITRAL

Swiss mining group launches claim against Liberia

A Swiss-based mining group has made good on its threat to file an investment arbitration against Liberia after its rights to an iron ore mining project were allegedly transferred to a competitor.

14 November 2023

Final award in Bosnian power plant dispute

Slovenia’s state electricity producer says it has won €58 million in interest in a final award against the owner of a coal-fired power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina – clearing the way for a related ICSID case to resume.

07 November 2023

Glencore brings Bolivia award to US court

Swiss commodities trader Glencore has asked a court in Washington, DC to enforce a US$254 million UNCITRAL award against Bolivia over the nationalisation of tin and zinc mining assets.

12 October 2023

Kyrgyzstan declares win in treaty case over ferroalloys plant

Kyrgyzstan says it has defeated a US$50 million investment treaty claim brought by a Kazakh state-owned entity over construction of a ferroalloys plant.

29 September 2023

UK court rejects consumer law challenge to Hong Kong award

A widow who was held liable in a Hong Kong arbitration after personally guaranteeing a bond issuance by her late husband’s company “out of love” has failed to halt enforcement of the award in London by invoking UK consumer law.

08 August 2023

Czech Republic declares win in lottery terminal dispute

Cypriot companies owned by a former Czech senator have lost a US$164 million investment treaty claim against the Czech Republic over the cancellation of a licence to operate video lottery terminals.

28 July 2023

Nigeria too late to invoke state immunity in London

A UK appeal court has affirmed that a judge who granted ex parte enforcement of an investment treaty award against Nigeria did not have to undertake further investigation of sovereign immunity issues in circumstances where the state missed a deadline to challenge the order.

25 July 2023

Bosnian energy company liable over coal plant disruption

Slovenia’s state electricity producer has reportedly won a €67 million UNCITRAL award against a Bosnian energy company over a power plant investment pre-dating the Bosnian war of the 1990s – as a related ICSID claim continues.

20 July 2023

UN member states adopt code of conduct for arbitrators

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law has formally adopted a code of conduct for arbitrators in investor-state disputes that it developed jointly with ICSID.

17 July 2023

Huawei retains Simmons for treaty dispute with UK

Chinese telecoms group Huawei is taking counsel from Simmons & Simmons in a potential investment treaty claim against the UK.

13 July 2023

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