Region: Bolivia

Russian vaccine supplier threatens claim against Bolivia

A Russian company has warned Bolivia of a potential arbitration over payments reportedly owed for supplies of Russia’s state-developed covid-19 vaccine.

23 January 2024

Bolivia reports win in mining claim

Bolivia says it has defeated an investment treaty claim pursued by the estate of a deceased dual national who alleged his mining concessions had been expropriated.

06 November 2023

Glencore brings Bolivia award to US court

Swiss commodities trader Glencore has asked a court in Washington, DC to enforce a US$254 million UNCITRAL award against Bolivia over the nationalisation of tin and zinc mining assets.

12 October 2023

Glencore wins damages over Bolivian mining assets

Bolivia says it has been ordered to pay nearly US$254 million to Swiss commodities trader Glencore in an investment treaty claim over the nationalisation of tin and zinc mining assets.

11 September 2023

Bolivian politician’s company settles with Mexican debtor

A Bolivian politician’s company has ended its efforts to enforce a US$36 million award in the US courts despite pending annulment proceedings in Bolivia, after it reached a settlement with the Mexican award debtor.

17 March 2023

Bolivia challenges treaty award in pensions dispute

Bolivia has confirmed it is challenging a US$105 million investment treaty award in favour of a Spanish banking group as it provides updates on nine other pending arbitrations.

23 February 2023

Bolivia ordered to complete nationalisation of pension fund

An ICSID additional facility tribunal has ordered Bolivia to pay US$105 million and complete its acquisition of a Spanish banking group’s pension fund administrator, finding the investor had been held “hostage” by delays to the 12-year nationalisation process.

15 July 2022

Andean states face investment disputes

A cement consortium’s claim against Bolivia has come to light, as Peru is hit with an ICSID claim over a road project and Chile is threatened for a third time over its private pension reforms.

25 October 2021

Insurer pursues treaty claim against Bolivia over pension reforms

An UNCITRAL tribunal has begun hearing a Swiss insurance company’s claim against Bolivia over the nationalisation of its pension system.

09 June 2021

Bolivia settles with Chinese state entities

Bolivia has settled a dispute with Chinese state-owned steelmakers over the suspension of construction works for an iron ore processing plant.

19 February 2021

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