Region: Africa & Middle East

Miner takes Senegalese tax dispute to ICC

Canada’s Barrick Gold has launched an ICC claim against Senegal after it was hit with a US$208 million capital gains tax bill.

05 May 2021

Tanzania pays treaty award to avoid aircraft seizure

Tanzania has paid US$22 million to satisfy an UNCITRAL award after the Italian-owned creditors attempted to seize three aircraft purchased by the East African state following enforcement of the award in the Canadian courts.

30 April 2021

Kenya faces ICC claim over scandal-hit dam projects

Two Italian construction companies have launched a US$114 million ICC claim against Kenya over the cancellation of two controversial dam projects that have given rise to criminal proceedings implicating a former minister.

26 April 2021

UAE and Turkmenistan taken to ICSID

A Swedish national allegedly deported from the United Arab Emirates has filed an ICSID claim over his data storage business in the country – while Turkmenistan is also facing a new claim at the centre lodged by Turkish construction investors.

23 April 2021

Saudi centre unveils new board with leading role for Landau

The Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration has a new and diverse board, with half of the members being leading international arbitration specialists from four continents, including Toby Landau QC in a leading role.

23 April 2021

Sonatrach faces billion-dollar gas claim

A UK energy company says it will file a US$1 billion claim against Algerian state-owned company Sonatrach over the alleged seizure of its interest in a gas field.

21 April 2021

Arms dealer’s award against Guinea upheld

A French court has upheld a nearly €40 million ICC award won by an Israeli-owned arms company against Guinea, rejecting arguments that it violated an EU embargo on military sales.

16 April 2021

Bond call can proceed in Rwandan power plant dispute

The Commercial Court in London has refused to restrain a call on a bond in a dispute over the US$215 million construction of a peat-fired power plant in Rwanda pending an ICC emergency arbitration in Singapore.

15 April 2021

Fenwick Elliot's Dubai head goes solo

Ahmed Ibrahim has left Fenwick Elliott, where he was managing partner for the Middle East and Africa, to practise as an independent arbitrator in Dubai.

15 April 2021

DP World seeks damages over Djibouti port seizure

UAE logistics group DP World is demanding US$210 million in an LCIA claim against Djibouti after the state refused to hand back control of a major port facility on the Red Sea.

13 April 2021

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