Region: Africa & Middle East

Onslaught of claims against Congo continues

A UK mining company has launched an ICSID claim against the Republic of the Congo over the revocation of its iron ore permit – the latest in a wave of claims by miners against the state.

16 November 2021

Egypt reports win against Bahraini hotel investor

Egypt has defeated a treaty claim worth US$60 million by a Bahraini investor in a five-star hotel project in Cairo.

15 November 2021

Kobre & Kim opens in Dubai

Kobre & Kim has launched a new office in Dubai, recruiting disputes partner Paul Hughes, who left Addleshaw Goddard earlier this year.

12 November 2021

ECJ bars attachment of sanctioned assets

A Kuwaiti company’s efforts to collect on a billion-dollar award against Libya may have been dealt a blow after the European Court of Justice ruled that EU law precludes the attachment of assets that have been frozen as a result of international sanctions.

11 November 2021

Panel ready for rail claim against Kenya and Uganda

A tribunal is in place to hear an US$800 million railway-related claim against Kenya and Uganda after the states rejected a proposal to have the dispute heard by a five-member panel.

10 November 2021

Mourre takes charge of mammoth Congo claim

Former ICC Court of Arbitration President Alexis Mourre will chair a US$27 billion ICC claim that a mining company has filed against the Republic of the Congo over the revocation of its licence for an iron ore project.

08 November 2021

Iran’s central bank threatens treaty claim against South Korea

The Central Bank of Iran has threatened South Korea with a US$7 billion investment treaty claim over the freezing of Iranian assets in its banks.

04 November 2021

Join us for GAR Live Dubai

Readers are invited to join us for GAR Live Dubai later this month, which features sessions on the influence of shariah principles in international arbitration; issues involving state entities; and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on supply chains and construction disputes. There will also be a keynote address by HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi and a GAR Live debate.

04 November 2021

Abu Dhabi boutique opens in London

Mantle Law, an Abu Dhabi disputes boutique launched last year, has hired construction disputes partner Gurbinder Grewal from Dentons to launch a new office in London.

03 November 2021

Will the pandemic lead to pharma disputes in Africa?

Speakers at GAR Connect: Africa discussed pharmaceutical investments on the continent during the covid-19 pandemic, including advice on protecting IP, the types of disputes now emerging and whether international arbitration is well placed to resolve them.

27 October 2021

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