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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
A French businessman's company has launched an ICSID claim worth almost US$1 billion against Cameroon over his imprisonment and the alleged expropriation of an online platform to help fund community projects.
15 January 2020
Cameroon has defeated a bid by an investment vehicle linked to the jailed son of one of the country’s most powerful businessmen to revive an ICSID claim thrown out on jurisdictional grounds.
29 October 2019
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