Region: Ghana

Ghana university beats bid to enforce expert decision

A US court has refused to enforce an expert determination worth US$165 million against the University of Ghana while ducking the question of whether it qualifies as a foreign arbitration award.

17 August 2022

Ghanaian opposition raises alarm over oilfield dispute

Ghana’s opposition party has raised concerns that the country could be saddled with a multibillion-dollar arbitral debt thanks to government directives requiring Italy’s Eni and its Swiss partner to merge their oilfield with that of a rival operator.

09 August 2022

Ghana may face treaty claim after state bank thwarts arbitration

An English court has ruled that an arbitrator has no jurisdiction to hear an Indian commodities group’s US$300 million claim against a Ghanaian state-owned bank – but could the dispute turn into an investment treaty claim?

18 May 2022

Ghana’s central bank sees off LCIA claim

An LCIA tribunal has dismissed a US$480 million arbitration against the Bank of Ghana over a cancelled payments systems project after the claimant failed to post security for costs – a dispute that saw the bank raise allegations of fraud and corruption.

25 August 2021

Insurer seeks to enforce against Ghana university

Insurance company Chubb has asked a US court to enforce a US$165 million ruling against the University of Ghana in a dispute arising from a failed campus expansion project – as the parties clash over whether the decision is an arbitration award.

09 August 2021

Ghana liable over another emergency contract

Ghana is facing another award under an emergency contract handed out during an energy crisis six years ago – with an LCIA tribunal chaired by Hilary Heilbron QC ordering the state to pay US$69 million to an Indian-Nigerian joint venture.

02 July 2021

Chinese investor launches second claim against Ghana

As a tribunal is formed to hear a Chinese construction company’s investment treaty claim against Ghana, the same investor has launched a related LCIA arbitration against the west African state over the cancellation of its contract to develop an intelligent traffic management system.

17 June 2021

Ghana too late to challenge power plant award

UPDATED: The Commercial Court in London has refused to allow Ghana to bring a belated challenge to an UNCITRAL award worth over US$134 million in favour of a power contractor, ruling that national elections and covid-19 did not make the state's delay reasonable.

11 June 2021

Ghana liable over cancelled energy deal

An UNCITRAL tribunal has ordered Ghana to pay around US$170 million to a local energy company for cancelling an emergency contract signed during an electricity supply crisis.

18 February 2021

Chinese company brings treaty claim against Ghana

A Beijing-based construction company has brought one of the first known claims by a mainland Chinese investor against an African country, seeking US$55 million from Ghana after its contract to develop an intelligent traffic management system for Accra was cancelled and it was replaced by other Chinese contractors.

11 February 2021

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