Region: Africa & Middle East

Belt and Road project in Jordan spawns ICC claims

Jordan and one of its state-owned entities have launched ICC claims against a company awarded a US$2.1 billion contract to build a power station and mine as part of China’s Belt and Road initiative.

20 January 2021

Meydan racetrack award upheld in Dubai

A special committee formed to resolve disputes involving UAE real estate developer Meydan has upheld a US$313 million DIAC award won by a Malaysian property company over a cancelled contract to build a racecourse.

18 January 2021

Asset hunter secures payout from Pakistan

Pakistan has paid US$28.7 million to satisfy an award won by an Isle of Man entity that it hired nearly two decades ago to trace assets belonging to the country’s disgraced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

13 January 2021

Ivorian centre suspends cases after staff departures

Ivory Coast’s main domestic arbitral institution – the Cour d'Arbitrage de Côte d'Ivoire, or CACI – has suspended all its cases following the departure of its secretary general and the firing of its case administration team, GAR has learned.

13 January 2021

Turkish investor withdraws claim against Libya

UPDATED. A Turkish national has withdrawn his US$69 million ICC claim against Libya over his investments in construction projects disrupted by the country’s civil war.

11 January 2021

Tanzania faces latest claim over mining reforms

Tanzania is now facing three ICSID cases over the state's alleged revocation of mining licences after a Canadian company became the latest to make good on an earlier threat to bring a claim.

11 January 2021

King & Spalding Middle East disputes head goes solo

Adrian Cole has retired from the partnership at King & Spalding, where he led the construction disputes team in the Middle East, to practise as an independent arbitrator – while two new partners have joined the firm in London.

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the Congo with an ICC claim over an iron ore project says it will seek US$8.8 billion in damages after its permit was withdrawn by decree – while another miner operating in the country has threatened a further claim over similar measures.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

Australian miner threatens Congo and Cameroon

An Australian mining company has threatened the Republic of the Congo and Cameroon with separate ICC claims over mining permits for a billion-dollar iron ore project which straddles the border between the Central African states.

16 December 2020

Should we “redesign” reasoning in awards?

A panel at GAR Interactive Africa discussed reasoning in arbitral awards, looking at the contrasting approaches taken in commercial and investment treaty arbitration and asking whether more could be done to ensure these decisions are being understood by the public. 

15 December 2020

Get unlimited access to all Global Arbitration Review content