Region: Africa & Middle East

Freshfields promotes in Singapore and Saudi Arabia

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Samantha Tan in Singapore and Amani Khalifa, who will shortly relocate from Dubai to Riyadh, to the partnership.

17 April 2023

Iraq asks US court to enforce against Turkey

Iraq has applied to a US court to enforce an ICC award issued in a multibillion-dollar dispute with Turkey over crude oil exports, putting the award in the public domain and confirming that neither side was entirely successful.

11 April 2023

Iranian family’s second BIT claim against Korea underway

Eversheds Sutherland has taken over as co-counsel to an Iranian family in a bilateral investment treaty claim against South Korea arising from the state’s delay in paying a BIT award from an earlier arbitration.

05 April 2023

ADGM court says it can hear challenge to onshore award

A court in Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone has found it can hear a bid to set aside an ICC award even though the arbitration was not seated there – after the onshore Abu Dhabi courts declined jurisdiction.

05 April 2023

Danish investor pursues claim against Tanzania

A Danish agriculture investor is bringing an investment treaty claim against Tanzania at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, it has emerged.

04 April 2023

“A bad look”: arbitrator’s second appointment by counsel leads to set-aside

A Canadian court has set aside two awards in an espresso bar franchise dispute after it emerged through an accidental CC that the sole arbitrator had been appointed by one side’s counsel in a concurrent arbitration.

03 April 2023

Chad faces ICC claim over nationalised oil assets

UPDATED: A UK energy company that recently purchased ExxonMobil’s upstream oil assets in Chad has said it will seek ICC arbitration over the African state’s decision to nationalise them.

28 March 2023

Iraq and Turkey see award in multibillion oil dispute

UPDATED: An ICC tribunal has awarded just under US$1.5 billion to Iraq in a decade-long dispute with Turkey over crude oil exports from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region – though Turkey says it defeated most of the claims and has also been granted compensation.

27 March 2023

Aynès disqualified from Iranian gas case

Laurent Aynès has been disqualified as president of the arbitral tribunal hearing a US$32 billion case over a gas supply contract brought by Crescent Petroleum against Iran's national oil company.

27 March 2023

Agility wins bribery claim against Iraqi mobile operator

Kuwaiti logistics group Agility says two of its affiliates have won US$1.65 billion in an ICC claim against an Iraqi mobile operator that was found to have engaged in bribery and corruption.

21 March 2023

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