Region: Canada

PowerPoint on corruption findings protected by privilege, says ICSID panel

Two Bangladeshi state entities' latest attempt to obtain evidence for corruption allegations against ICSID claimant Niko Resources has failed, after the tribunal ruled a PowerPoint presentation from an eight-year-old investigation is protected by legal privilege.

08 August 2017

Not “sorry”: Justin Bieber returns to arbitration world with libel dispute

Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber has once again made a surprise appearance in the world of international arbitration, after a Quebec court ruled an event promoter’s defamation suit against him is covered by an arbitration clause with his agent.

22 June 2017

ICSID panel won’t call in Mounties

An ICSID tribunal hearing gas producer Niko Resources’ claim against two Bangladeshi state entities has said it will not ask an Alberta court to compel the sharing of evidence obtained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during an investigation of alleged corruption by the claimant.

19 April 2017

Canadian province pays out on NAFTA award

Canada has paid around US$21 million to a US investor to satisfy a NAFTA award after receiving the funds from the province whose moratorium on wind energy projects sparked the claim.

18 April 2017

Minority shareholders denied “pot of gold at end of arbitral rainbow"

A Vancouver court has denied an attempt by two minority shareholders in a Canadian oil company to enhance their rights to the potential award in a US$1.8 billion UNCITRAL claim against China National Petroleum Corporation through a derivative action.

04 April 2017

TransCanada drops US$15 billion NAFTA case

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has dropped its multibillion dollar NAFTA claim against the United States, after US president Donald Trump reversed an Obama-era decision to block approval of its planned "Keystone XL" pipeline.

27 March 2017

Crystallex award confirmed in US

A court in Washington, DC, has confirmed Canadian gold mining company Crystallex’s US$1.39 billion ICSID award against Venezuela, one of the largest awards ever faced by the state.

27 March 2017

Canadian patent law not a dramatic change, rules Eli Lilly tribunal

The NAFTA tribunal in Eli Lilly v Canada found that a recently developed "promise utility doctrine" in Canadian jurisprudence on pharmaceutical patents did not represent a dramatic change from previous Canadian law, the newly published award reveals.

21 March 2017

Stans prevails on jurisdiction in second round with Kyrgyzstan

A tribunal has dismissed Kyrgyzstan’s jurisdictional objections to an UNCITRAL claim filed by Canada’s Stans Energy – the mining company’s second attempt to secure damages from the state after a US$118 million award in its favour was set aside.

30 January 2017

Trump order to end Keystone megaclaim?

A Canadian pipeline company’s US$15 billion NAFTA claim against the United States over the Obama administration’s refusal to authorise the Keystone XL pipeline looks likely to be discontinued, after new president Donald Trump invited it to revive its application.

25 January 2017

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