Region: Costa Rica

Costa Rica defeats claim over public health closure

Costa Rica has defeated a Spanish businessman’s US$100 million ICSID claim over the closure of his chicken meat-processing business on public health grounds, avoiding liability findings or any award of damages.

01 July 2022

Pakistan and Costa Rica face ICSID claims

A Turkish construction company has launched an ICSID claim against Pakistan, while Costa Rica is facing a new claim at the centre brought by the renewables arm of Italian power company Enel.

14 October 2021

Canadian miner seeks to revive damages claim against Costa Rica

A Canadian mining company has applied to annul an ICSID tribunal’s decision not to award it any damages in a US$395 million claim against Costa Rica over a thwarted gold project.

04 October 2021

Costa Rica avoids damages in mining dispute

UPDATED: A divided ICSID tribunal has held Costa Rica liable in a third-party funded claim worth almost US$400 million brought by a Canadian gold mining company, while declining to award any damages.

04 June 2021

Costa Rican court enforces against non-signatory

The Supreme Court of Costa Rica has confirmed a US$23 million ICC award against one of the country’s largest construction groups – despite the fact it had not signed the underlying arbitration agreement.

22 March 2021

Ecotourism investors put Costa Rica on notice

A German family of ecotourism investors have threatened Costa Rica with an ICSID claim after their land was expropriated to build a hydropower plant.

19 March 2021

Centro Internacional de ConciliaciÛn y Arbitraje (CICA)

28 January 2020

Centro de Conciliacion y Arbitraje de la Camara de Comercio de Costa Rica (CCA)

28 January 2020

Panel dissolves Chinese-Costa Rican refinery project

UPDATED WITH AWARD: An ICC tribunal has granted a Costa Rican state entity’s request to dissolve its joint venture with a Chinese counterpart in a politically sensitive dispute over a cancelled US$1.5 billion project to upgrade an oil refinery – while related criminal proceedings continue.

01 November 2019

Centro Internacional de ConciliaciÛn y Arbitraje (CICA)

04 January 2019

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