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Anglo American has filed an ICSID claim against Colombia following a local court order blocking expansion plans at a coal mine over environmental concerns – days after its partner in the project Glencore lodged a claim against the state.
03 June 2021
Colombia has prevailed in two investment treaty disputes – a billion-dollar ICSID claim by Mexico's América Móvil over the alleged expropriation of a telecoms concession and a US$323 million UNCITRAL claim brought by three dual nationals over their former ownership of a bank.
10 May 2021
Colombia has defeated a US$40 million ICSID claim brought by an investor in a bank that was nationalised during the country’s financial crisis in the 1990s.
20 April 2021
An UNCITRAL tribunal has rejected a US$1.3 billion claim brought by Spanish energy group Naturgy against Colombia over the government's seizure and liquidation of an electricity distribution company – but also dismissed a counterclaim by the state.
15 March 2021
UPDATED: A Colombian public utility is seeking US$1.6 billion from a Spanish insurer following the collapse of a hydroelectric dam which caused a major flood, while another billion-dollar dispute with the consortiums behind the project has also gone to arbitration.
18 January 2021
An ICSID tribunal has rejected Colombia’s preliminary objections to a US$250 million treaty claim brought by a Canadian company which says illegal miners have blocked access to its gold and silver projects in the country.
01 December 2020
Canada’s Frontera Energy has settled a pair of arbitrations with Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol over terminated contracts for two of the Latin American country’s key oil pipelines.
26 November 2020
A Canadian gold miner says it has defeated a US$50 million ICC claim brought by a customer in Colombia over the termination of a supply agreement.
12 November 2020
Colombia’s highest administrative court has upheld an award that nullified an Odebrecht consortium’s contract for a billion-dollar highway construction on grounds of corruption – a project that has also given rise to ICC claims and the threat of an investment treaty arbitration.
14 October 2020
28 January 2020
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