Region: Africa & Middle East

Nigerian national oil company settles multibillion-dollar disputes

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has settled long-running disputes with several international oil companies that led to hefty awards against the state-owned entity.

23 August 2022

Indian creditor pursues Rwandan state entity

An Indian engineering company has asked a Paris court to enforce a US$32 million award against a Rwandan state-owned entity over a power transmission project, as related civil and criminal proceedings play out in Kigali.

19 August 2022

Ghana university beats bid to enforce expert decision

A US court has refused to enforce an expert determination worth US$165 million against the University of Ghana while ducking the question of whether it qualifies as a foreign arbitration award.

17 August 2022

German court allows enforcement against Libya

A German court has ruled that an Austrian construction company can partially enforce an €84 million investment treaty award against Libya, rejecting arguments it violated public order.

16 August 2022

Rwandan state entity loses power plant claim

A Rwandan state entity has lost a US$80 million UNCITRAL claim against the UK-owned operator of a first-of-its-kind power plant on one of Africa’s Great Lakes.

10 August 2022

Ghanaian opposition raises alarm over oilfield dispute

Ghana’s opposition party has raised concerns that the country could be saddled with a multibillion-dollar arbitral debt thanks to government directives requiring Italy’s Eni and its Swiss partner to merge their oilfield with that of a rival operator.

09 August 2022

African diversity champion joins Burford board

Rukia Baruti, a long-time promoter of diversity in arbitration and the secretary general of the African Arbitration Association, has joined the board of Burford Capital.

09 August 2022

European engineering firms pursue claim against Jordan

A pair of Austrian and Swiss engineering companies are bringing an investment treaty claim against Jordan at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, it has emerged.

05 August 2022

Morocco defeats scrap metal claim

An ICSID tribunal has rejected a German recycling company’s €19 million claim against Morocco over a “de facto” ban on the export of scrap metal.

02 August 2022

Algeria liable for blocking transfer of dividends

A split ICSID tribunal has ordered Algeria to pay US$110 million to a Swiss shipping company and lift a prohibition against the collection of dividends from its local investments.

28 July 2022

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