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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
A French-Italian consultant is fighting to overturn her conviction on fraud charges over her work on an enforcement matter against Equatorial Guinea – a saga that has also led to an ICC award finding she was wrongly deprived of a success fee.
10 December 2021
US oil company RSM has agreed to settle an UNCITRAL arbitration with its UK partner in a Cameroonian gas project, as the parties await an award in a related ICC case in Texas.
29 September 2021
In a keynote address at GAR Connect: Breaking In, the director of legislation at Cameroon’s ministry of justice, Gaston Kenfack Douajni, criticised the “condescension” with which African arbitrators are treated and the “superiority complex” of some Western practitioners when dealing with arbitral centres in Africa.
08 September 2021
Australian miner Sundance Resources has filed an ICC claim against Cameroon over the reallocation of licences for a multi-billion-dollar iron ore project to Chinese investors – months after it lodged an arbitration against the Republic of the Congo over similar allegations.
02 June 2021
Avima Iron Ore has become the third company to threaten arbitration against the Republic of the Congo over its revocation of mining licences last year, stating that it has suffered losses of US$27 billion.
11 March 2021
An Australian mining company has threatened the Republic of the Congo and Cameroon with separate ICC claims over mining permits for a billion-dollar iron ore project which straddles the border between the Central African states.
16 December 2020
The former operator of a container terminal at the Cameroonian port of Douala says it has received a favourable award in an ICC claim against the port authority after it was excluded from a tender for a new concession.
16 November 2020
French arbitrator Pierre Mayer will continue hearing an ICSID case against Cameroon after surviving a challenge brought on the basis of his failure to disclose advocacy work he performed for the state in the famous Klöckner case more than 30 years ago.
28 September 2020
A US company bringing a billion-dollar claim against Cameroon at ICSID has applied to disqualify Pierre Mayer as arbitrator over his alleged links with the central African state.
16 July 2020
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