Region: Canada

Norton Rose promotes partners in three countries

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted Matthew Buckle in London, Alison FitzGerald and Jenna Anne de Jong in Ottawa and Denton Nichols in Houston as partners in its international arbitration practice.

13 January 2022

Telecoms investors seize Indian aviation funds

Mauritian investors in an Indian telecoms company have frozen US$30 million in aviation funds in their bid to collect on a treaty award against India – as they get the all-clear to pursue assets in Virginia.

05 January 2022

Pipeline investor launches mega-claim against US

A Canadian energy company has launched a US$15 billion legacy NAFTA claim against the United States over the cancellation of its permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, complaining it has suffered a “regulatory rollercoaster” under three US administrations.

23 November 2021

Japanese group faces claim over alopecia therapy

UPDATED: A Canadian life sciences company has launched an ICDR arbitration against a Japanese cosmetics group over licensing of a cell therapy for pattern hair loss.

18 October 2021

Canada invokes treaty with US in pipeline dispute

Canada may pursue arbitration against the United States under a 1977 treaty in response to Michigan’s efforts to shut down a controversial pipeline because of environmental concerns.

13 October 2021

ICSID panel decouples Bangladeshi gas disputes

An ICSID tribunal has issued a final award requiring a Bangladeshi state entity to pay Canada’s Niko Resources US$43 million for gas deliveries, decoupling the case from a parallel arbitration it has been hearing for the past decade.

12 October 2021

Japanese contractor declares win in oil sands dispute

A Japanese engineering company says it has largely defeated a US$240 million claim by the operator of an Alberta oil sands project.

30 September 2021

Canadian miner seeks interim relief over Kyrgyz project

Canada’s Centerra Gold has asked a sole arbitrator to block Kyrgyzstan from causing “irreparable damage” to a mining project it seized earlier this year.

28 September 2021

Mexico liable for denial of justice

A NAFTA tribunal has ordered Mexico to pay US$47 million to a Canadian real estate investor over the failure of the country’s courts to address evidence that it was the victim of a fraud.

22 September 2021

Iraqi ministry liable over power plant repairs

A Canadian company has applied to a US court to enforce an award against Iraq’s ministry of electricity over power plant repairs – a dispute that saw the original sole arbitrator resign for “personal reasons” after the ICC Court twice refused to approve his draft award.

15 September 2021

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