Region: Africa & Middle East

Egyptian authority to settle fight over port project

An Egyptian port authority has agreed to pay US$260 million to settle a long-running dispute over a cancelled project to build a container terminal facility that spawned three ICC cases and an ICSID claim.

18 February 2022

Steinmetz lawyers say Vale award may be reopened after fraud trial collapses

Beny Steinmetz’s eponymous mining company may seek to overturn a US$2 billion LCIA award in favour of Brazil’s Vale following the collapse of a related fraud litigation this week, the Israeli businessman’s lawyers have said.

17 February 2022

Canadian miner reports win in Zambian electricity dispute

A subsidiary of Canada’s First Quantum Minerals has won an UNCITRAL claim against a Zambian state entity over electricity supplies to its copper mining facilities in the country – a dispute that also gave rise to an English court injunction.

16 February 2022

Qatar threatened with multibillion-dollar claim

A Panama-registered foundation has reportedly threatened Qatar with a US$6 billion investment treaty claim over the frustration of its efforts to enforce a judgment against a member of the Gulf state’s ruling family.

14 February 2022

Spanish contractor weighs claim over Dubai metro project

Spanish construction company Acciona is reportedly considering international arbitration against the United Arab Emirates over cost overruns on a billion-dollar project to expand the Dubai metro.

04 February 2022

Benin can’t escape annulled award

A French court has upheld the enforcement of an ICC award against Benin even though it was annulled by the courts at the seat, reasoning that the set-aside decision is irrelevant until it is itself recognised in France.

03 February 2022

Israeli gas field dispute escalates at ICC

The London-based developer of two offshore Israeli gas fields has said it will seek damages after Israel’s largest private power producer launched an ICC arbitration over a gas supply deal disrupted by pandemic-related delays.

02 February 2022

Security contractor chases Guinea over ICC awards

An Israeli-owned contractor has asked a US court to enforce awards worth over €50 million issued in two ICC arbitrations against Guinea over the provision of security services and equipment.

01 February 2022

Paris court upholds award against non-signatory

A Paris court has upheld a US$74 million ICC award against two affiliates of Kuwaiti transport and logistics group KGL despite arguments that one of them was not a signatory to the contract.

28 January 2022

Chinese investor takes Nigeria award to DC

A Chinese company has applied to a US court to enforce a US$70 million UNCITRAL award against Nigeria over a joint venture to develop a free trade zone near Lagos – thought to be the first investment treaty win by an investor from mainland China against an African state.

26 January 2022

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