Region: Colombia

Port operator brings second claim against Colombian state entity

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

Madrid utility threatens Colombia over corruption investigation

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

Miner drops ICSID claim against Colombia

UPDATED: London-listed mining group Anglo American has withdrawn an ICSID claim against Colombia over the blocked expansion of a coal mine after selling its stake in the project to Glencore, which is still pursuing its own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

Colombia faces second ICSID claim over refinery project

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

Colombian beer trade secrets case can’t be heard in Florida

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

Colombia wins early dismissal of ICSID claim

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

Glencore’s award against Colombia upheld

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

Colombia liable in high-mountain mining dispute

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

Colombia faces second ICSID claim over mine expansion project

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 defeats telecoms and banking claims

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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