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Saudia Arabia is facing an ICSID claim by a Hong Kong investor in a now-liquidated telecoms consortium that had its operating licence cancelled by the state.
27 July 2022
A Spanish contractor has failed in a renewed bid to overturn a US$40 million ICC award over a Peruvian refinery on the basis that two members of its counsel team joined the opposing side’s law firm while the arbitration was pending – as a separate dispute over a US$1 billion project in Algeria gets underway.
27 July 2022
The Africa Arbitration Academy has published a model bilateral investment treaty for states on the continent, with a focus on innovation, sustainability and “Africanisation”.
26 July 2022
A Seychelles-incorporated telecoms group has asked a US court to enforce a US$25 million ICC award against Guinea after the state failed to have it set aside on grounds of alleged corruption.
20 July 2022
A consortium of investors in an electricity distributor in Nigeria has reportedly threatened to take the country’s privatisation agency to arbitration in the UK, accusing it of facilitating a forced takeover of the utility by a local lender.
19 July 2022
A London court has refused to allow Iran’s national oil company to appeal a US$2.4 billion award on a point of law while rejecting arguments the state entity had waived its right to bring such an appeal.
12 July 2022
A US appeals court has found partly in favour of ExxonMobil and Shell in a long-running fight with Nigeria’s national oil company over a US$2.7 billion award rendered a decade ago – as a separate dispute erupts over the proposed US$1.3 billion sale of one of the west African state’s largest oil producers.
11 July 2022
A Nigerian energy company is pursuing a US$272 million claim against a subsidiary of Italian multinational Eni over a joint venture in the Niger Delta that has reportedly spawned a US$2.2 billion counterclaim.
05 July 2022
A claim over US ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s boycott of Israel is to be arbitrated in New York following a partial stay of US court proceedings.
24 June 2022
A Brazil v Rest of the World football match organised as part of the ICCA Congress in Rio de Janeiro over a decade ago has been cited as part of a failed bid to annul an award in a €70 million ICC dispute, after it was argued that Italian arbitrator Stefano Azzali should have disclosed he played in the game alongside one of the lead counsel.
22 June 2022
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