Region: Africa & Middle East

DP World wins another award against Djibouti

Dubai-based logistics group DP World says it has won over US$200 million in an LCIA arbitration against Djibouti over the east African state’s seizure of a strategic port facility on the Red Sea.

24 January 2022

ICSID creditors to settle feud over Zimbabwe awards

A Zimbabwean forestry company is preparing to settle a dispute with its former owners over the division of US$124 million in proceeds from two overlapping ICSID awards against Zimbabwe – which has given rise to litigation between the creditors in the UK and competing enforcement actions in the US.

21 January 2022

BCLP partner launches UAE boutique

Raza Mithani has left the partnership at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Dubai to set up a UAE boutique focusing on disputes and investigations – where he will be aided by three silks and a former president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

21 January 2022

Guatemala chases Israeli investor over costs

An UNCITRAL award favouring Guatemala has surfaced as the state applies to collect costs from an Israeli energy company behind a failed US$117 million investment treaty claim.

17 January 2022

South African mining group pursues Zimbabwe in DC

Two Mauritian subsidiaries of South African mining group Amari have brought a US action against Zimbabwe to collect on a US$50 million ICC award issued eight years ago over nickel and platinum projects that were terminated on the basis of corruption allegations.

11 January 2022

Senegal faces new ICSID claim

Mauritian investors have brought an ICSID claim against Senegal over a €1 billion power plant project, months after the West African state lost its challenge to a €243 million UNCITRAL award in favour of a dual national.

10 January 2022

A win for Cameroon and other news at ICSID

UPDATED: Before the holiday break, Cameroon defeated an ICSID claim worth nearly US$1 billion and new claims were filed against Mali, Guyana, Peru and Hungary – while Italy failed again to knock out an Energy Charter Treaty case.

04 January 2022

New ICC panel to hear bid to review Congo award

A new ICC panel will consider the Republic of the Congo’s bid to revise a billion-euro award in light of its allegations of corruption against leading French arbitrator Yves Derains – who has in turn brought a defamation complaint against the state’s counsel.

15 December 2021

Privy Council rejects appeal over “hybrid” clause

The UK Privy Council has upheld an award issued by Bird & Bird partner Jalal El Ahdab at a Mauritian arbitral institution, rejecting arguments the case should have been heard under ICC rules pursuant to a “hybrid” arbitration clause.

15 December 2021

Libya declares win against Turkish investor

Libya has defeated a Turkish investor’s claim for US$190 million in compensation for construction projects that were left incomplete because of the 2011 revolution.

13 December 2021

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