Region: Iraq

Agility wins bribery claim against Iraqi mobile operator

Kuwaiti logistics group Agility says two of its affiliates have won US$1.65 billion in an ICC claim against an Iraqi mobile operator that was found to have engaged in bribery and corruption.

21 March 2023

Kurdistan mobile operator gets US discovery from Dechert

A mobile operator in Iraqi Kurdistan has won a US court order requiring Dechert to turn over documents for use in a US$1 billion ICC arbitration with an Orange subsidiary over an alleged fraud.

10 March 2023

DIFC court upholds award against Iraqi state entity

UPDATED: A court in the Dubai International Financial Centre has rejected an Iraqi state oil company’s challenge to a US$40 million ICC award despite the arbitrators’ finding that the claimant engaged in “unethical and illicit” conduct by making payments to a member of parliament.

13 February 2023

German company seeks to revive Iraq cement claim

A German company has lodged ICSID annulment proceedings in a bid to revive its US$1 billion claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of its cement production business.

06 February 2023

DIAC to hear Iraqi airport joint venture dispute

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre is to hear a dispute between UK and Iraqi partners in a joint venture that performs ground-handling and other services at Baghdad International Airport.

04 November 2022

Iraq wins early dismissal of billion-dollar ICSID claim

An ICSID tribunal has summarily dismissed a US$1 billion ICSID claim against Iraq brought by a German company that said its cement production business was expropriated.

06 October 2022

LCIA hears another Kurdistan oilfield dispute

The Kurdistan regional government of Iraq is bringing an LCIA claim against a London-listed oil company after terminating two production-sharing contracts.

30 September 2022

Iraqi sea wall award comes to light

A Greek contractor has applied to enforce a US$105 million ICC award against an Iraqi state ports company over a record-breaking sea wall whose construction was allegedly delayed by an ISIS offensive and other issues.

07 June 2022

Iraq fails to revive claim over Saddam-era helicopter deal

A French court has rejected Iraq’s bid to revive a €62 million ICC claim over a contract for the supply of combat helicopters that was disrupted by an arms embargo against the former regime of Saddam Hussein.

22 April 2022

ICSID round-up: a defeated claim, an award upheld and new cases

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a claim worth more than US$95 million brought by US mining companies against Rwanda, while Spain has failed to overturn a renewables award and there are new cases against Romania and Iraq.

04 April 2022

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