Region: Iraq

Agility and Orange win fraud claim against Lebanese bank

A joint venture between Kuwaiti logistics group Agility and France’s Orange has won a fraud claim against a Lebanese bank concerning an investment in an Iraqi mobile operator that is the subject of two ICSID cases.

05 October 2021

Iraqi ministry liable over power plant repairs

A Canadian company has applied to a US court to enforce an award against Iraq’s ministry of electricity over power plant repairs – a dispute that saw the original sole arbitrator resign for “personal reasons” after the ICC Court twice refused to approve his draft award.

15 September 2021

Exxon brings claim against Iraqi state entity over oilfield sale

ExxonMobil has filed an ICC claim against an Iraqi state-owned oil company over a stalled attempt to sell a stake in a US$50 billion oilfield.

02 August 2021

Kuwaiti investor seeks to revive Iraq telecoms claim

A Kuwaiti logistics group has turned to new counsel in its bid to revive a US$660 million ICSID claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of a mobile phone operator.

08 June 2021

Iraq to sign New York Convention

Iraq is to become the 168th signatory of the New York Convention after passing an accession law as part of its ongoing reconstruction programme after the US-led ousting of Saddam Hussein and the years of instability that have followed.

06 April 2021

Kuwaiti investor loses ICSID claim against Iraq

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a Kuwaiti investor’s US$664 million claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of a mobile phone operator in Kurdistan – a dispute that has spawned several other arbitrations and bribery allegations.

23 February 2021

Dechert faces renewed discovery bid in Iraqi telecoms dispute

A joint venture between French telecoms group Orange and Kuwaiti logistics group Agility has asked a US court to compel Dechert to produce documents concerning an alleged bribery scheme in Iraq for use in a US$1 billion ICC arbitration over its stake in a Kurdish mobile operator.

01 December 2020

US court won’t enforce Iraqi oilfield award

A court in Washington, DC has refused to enforce an ICC award against an Iraqi state-owned oil company – ruling the entity was separate from the state and lacked commercial ties to the jurisdiction.

30 October 2020

Orange brings claim against Iraq

UPDATED: French telecoms group Orange has filed an ICSID claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of its US$500 million investment in a Kurdistan-based mobile phone operator.

13 October 2020

Iraq faces billion-dollar claim over cement plant

A German company has filed a US$1 billion ICSID claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of its cement production business.

29 June 2020

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