Region: Guatemala

Guatemala chases Israeli investor over costs

An UNCITRAL award favouring Guatemala has surfaced as the state applies to collect costs from an Israeli energy company behind a failed US$117 million investment treaty claim.

17 January 2022

Colombian group brings second claim against Guatemala

A Colombian energy distributor has launched a second ICSID claim against Guatemala over a project to upgrade the country’s electrical grid.

10 December 2021

Mexico and Guatemala face new ICSID claims

Mexico has been hit with a second ICSID claim relating to a venture to provide digital technology for taxis – as Guatemala faces a claim by a Panamanian investor in a hydroelectric project.

16 November 2021

Expert ties under scrutiny in Guatemala annulment bid

Guatemala has applied to annul an ICSID award on the basis of Bulgarian arbitrator Stanimir Alexandrov's alleged failure to disclose ties with an expert witness – a year after Spain successfully annulled an award based on similar allegations.

24 February 2021

Guatemala launches counterclaim in mining dispute

Guatemala has lodged a counterclaim in a US$350 million DR-CAFTA dispute with third-party funded mining investors, seeking damages for alleged misrepresentation and a failure to meet environmental commitments.

12 February 2021

Guatemala pays ICSID award to avoid default

Guatemala has paid US$37.3 million to an ICSID creditor to lift an attachment on bond payments and avoid a sovereign default – though it has still to honour another award worth US$55 million rendered in the same dispute.

26 November 2020

Guatemalan power project generates ICSID claim

A Colombian energy distributor has launched a US$230 million ICSID claim against Guatemala over a project to upgrade the Central American state’s electrical grid – with a second claim threatened.

05 November 2020

DR-CAFTA claim against Guatemala clears hurdle

Guatemala has failed to knock out a US$350 million DR-CAFTA claim by two US mining investors, with a divided tribunal concluding they were entitled to pursue claims for reflective loss – despite the state’s arguments it could lead to double recovery.

09 April 2020

Centro de Arbitraje y Conciliacion de la C·mara de Comercio de Guatemala (CENAC)

28 January 2020

Centro de Arbitraje y Conciliacion de la C·mara de Comercio de Guatemala (CENAC)

04 January 2019

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