Region: Iraq

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

Iraq faces ICSID claim over power plant

A Lebanese company has brought a US$108 million contractual claim against Iraq at ICSID over a power plant project, asking that it be heard together with a claim under the OIC Investment Agreement.

07 March 2022

Jersey oil company prepares claim against Kurdistan

A London-listed oil company says it will launch an international arbitration against Iraqi Kurdistan after the regional government terminated two production sharing contracts.

10 December 2021

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

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