Region: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Chinese miner brings ICC claim over Congo lithium project

One of China’s largest mining groups has launched an ICC claim over the purchase of a stake in a major lithium project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 May 2022

DRC reaches billion-dollar settlement with Gertler companies

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reportedly reached a settlement worth US$2 billion with sanctioned Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and two of his companies that will see the state withdraw an ICC claim over two oil blocks.

03 May 2022

Old foe of DRC targets “stolen” assets in Maryland

A US investment firm seeking to collect on a nearly two-decade old arbitral debt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is targeting properties in Maryland allegedly acquired by relatives of the country’s former president Joseph Kabila with stolen government funds.

08 December 2021

DRC mine award upheld despite counsel’s illness

An English court has upheld a US$19 million ICC award relating to a Chinese mining project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rejecting arguments that the case should have been adjourned when a counsel took ill with covid-19 and that the tribunal erred by awarding the victor its third-party funding costs.

08 December 2021

DRC brings ICC claim against Gertler companies

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reportedly filed an ICC claim against two companies owned by sanctioned Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, seeking US$154 million and the termination of a contract for two oil blocks.

02 December 2021

Indian company wins claim over Rwandan power network

An Indian company has won US$32 million in a claim against a Rwandan state-owned entity over a contract for a power transmission network connecting Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

30 September 2021

South African oil company gets default judgment against Congo

A South African oil company has obtained a default judgment from a US court enforcing a US$619 million ICC award against the Democratic Republic of the Congo over contracts for four petroleum blocks.

16 September 2021

Mining feud leads to threat against DRC

A French businessman has threatened to bring a US$200 million claim against the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the wake of a feud with a local politician over control of a mining company – as a Kuwaiti investor’s ICSID case against the state fizzles out.

28 June 2021

Congo faces bid to enforce ICC award in DC

A South African oil exploration company has asked a US court to enforce a US$620 million ICC award against the Democratic Republic of the Congo – after the state failed to have the award annulled in Paris.

01 May 2020

Congolese state entity settles with Chinese mining partner

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s state mining company Gécamines has settled an ICC claim worth US$150 million that it brought against subsidiaries of China’s Jinchuan Group over a copper and cobalt mining venture.

30 January 2020

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