Region: Egypt

Egyptian contractor brings ICSID claim against South Sudan

An Egyptian electrical infrastructure company has filed an ICSID claim against South Sudan under a contract for a construction project.

29 September 2023

Egypt knocks down mega-claim to US$22 billion

An UNCITRAL tribunal has thrown out US$30 billion in claims lodged by Saudi real estate investors in a treaty case against Egypt, GAR has learned – while it continues to hear remaining claims worth US$22 billion.

07 June 2023

Treaty claimant’s estate resists success fee demand

A judge in London has refused to allow two law firms to summarily enforce conditional fee agreements against the estate of a deceased businessman they represented in an investment treaty arbitration – finding it was realistically arguable that the retainers didn’t comply with applicable legislation.

24 April 2023


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21 April 2023

Youssef calls for "COP-27 moment" for arbitration

In a speech in Egypt, Karim Youssef called for a "COP-27 moment for arbitration", arguing that "the preservation of the good health and good functioning of global arbitration is a matter of global public interest."

19 December 2022

Egypt settles "New Cairo" claim

Egypt has settled an ICSID claim brought by a Dubai-owned pipe manufacturer over its right to bid for tenders related to a sewerage network for “New Cairo” – a US$30 billion project to relieve overcrowding in one of Africa’s largest cities.

29 November 2022

Water wars loom, hears COP fringe event

The African Society of International Law hosted a landmark event in Cairo ahead of the current COP27 climate change summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, with warnings of "water wars" among other disasters if action is not taken.

18 November 2022

Canada BIT award upheld at ICSID

A subsidiary of Russian-owned telecoms group Veon has failed to revive a US$1.8 billion investment treaty claim against Canada – while the state has also failed to partially annul the award.

03 October 2022

Funder sues treaty claimant after settlement with Egypt

A disputes funder that provided initial financing for an investment treaty claim against Egypt before going bankrupt is now suing the successful claimant for a share of the settlement proceeds.

20 May 2022

Egypt settles French cement claim at ICSID

Egypt says it has settled an ICSID claim worth over US$100 million brought by a French family-owned cement company.

23 March 2022

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