Region: Laos

Hong Kong cement investor warns Laos of treaty claim

A Hong Kong company has threatened Laos with an investment treaty claim over the expropriation of a cement production enterprise serving China’s Belt and Road initiative.

06 September 2022

Singapore court upholds duty to consider corruption

The Singapore International Commercial Court has upheld two BIT awards favouring Laos in a billion-dollar dispute with two gaming companies, ruling that arbitrators have a “public duty” to review evidence of corruption presented to them.

10 September 2021

Thai company files new claim against Laos

A Thai coal-mining company has made good on its threat to file a new UNCITRAL claim worth US$450 million against Laos over the termination of a power plant project, after a prior award it won over the same matter was set aside by the Malaysian courts.

15 July 2020

Debevoise censured over “fraud” in casino dispute

A SIAC tribunal has censured Debevoise & Plimpton and its Texan co-counsel for making misrepresentations in a dispute over the sale of a casino in Laos, it has emerged.

02 February 2018

ICC award set aside in Paris in Russian-Ukrainian dispute

A Russian company has secured the rare set aside of an ICC award in France on public policy grounds, in a dispute with Ukrainian companies over the transfer of shares in a gold mining company in Laos.

18 January 2018

Laos cements set-aside in Malaysia

Malaysia's top court has refused to reinstate a US$56 million UNCITRAL award against Laos, a month after it was denied enforcement by a US appeal court.

11 September 2017

US appeal court upholds award "de-enforcement"

A US appeal court has upheld a lower court's controversial decision to reverse its own enforcement of a US$57 million UNCITRAL award against Laos after it was set aside at the seat of arbitration, Malaysia.

24 July 2017

Singapore court reinstates treaty award against Laos

In a closely watched case, Singapore’s highest court has upheld an UNCITRAL tribunal’s finding that Laos‘s bilateral investment treaty with China extends to Macao under the “moving treaty frontiers” rule.

30 September 2016

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