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A US-owned port operator has reportedly launched an arbitration against a Colombian river authority over payments made more than two decades ago, having already filed a claim against the state-owned entity over the restricted entry of ships.
20 January 2023
A publicly owned Madrid water utility has threatened Colombia with an investment treaty claim after its assets were frozen as part of a corruption investigation – a dispute that has already seen the Spanish government intervene.
13 July 2022
UPDATED: London-listed mining group Anglo American has withdrawn an ICSID claim against Colombia over the blocked expansion of a coal mine after selling its stake in the project to Glencore, which is still pursuing its own treaty case.
08 July 2022
A US-owned engineering company has launched an ICSID claim against Colombia after being hit with a billion-dollar fine following an investigation into a troubled oil refinery expansion project – as a Spanish water utility instructs counsel for another claim against the state.
07 April 2022
Florida’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Colombian craft beer company cannot compel arbitration of a US$500 million dispute with a private equity firm over alleged misuse of trade secrets.
28 March 2022
An ICSID tribunal has thrown out a Spanish banking investor’s US$50 million claim against Colombia on an expedited basis for being filed out of time.
25 February 2022
An ICSID committee has upheld a US$19 million award in favour of Swiss mining group Glencore against Colombia, finding the tribunal was right to refuse to consider documents relating to allegations of corruption.
27 September 2021
A divided ICSID tribunal has found Colombia liable in a US$700 million claim brought by a Canadian mining company that was deprived of its right to operate within an environmental preservation zone.
13 September 2021
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
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