Region: North America

Mayer Brown hires from King & Spalding in Houston

Latin American disputes practitioner David Weiss has left King & Spalding to join the partnership at Mayer Brown in Houston.

28 September 2023

Djibouti fails to quash bank subpoenas in port dispute

A US court that enforced LCIA awards worth US$541 million against Djibouti earlier this year has rejected the state’s bid to quash subpoenas served on 10 banks in connection with post-judgment discovery efforts.

27 September 2023

Besson award surfaces in uranium trading dispute

UPDATED: A French-owned uranium trader has asked a US court to enforce an ICC award issued by Swiss arbitrator Sébastien Besson over supplies of uranium ore destined for a plant in Argentina.

26 September 2023

Guatemalan renewables investors bring claim against Honduras

A pair of Guatemalan renewable energy investors are pursuing a DR-CAFTA claim against Honduras, as a group of US claimants drop their bid to revive a case against Nicaragua under the same free trade agreement.

22 September 2023

Repsol brings claim against LNG supplier

Spanish energy company Repsol has reportedly filed a US$100 million ICC claim against US exporter Venture Global – the fourth known case the supplier is facing over its alleged failure to provide contracted deliveries of liquefied natural gas.

21 September 2023

Iranian funds leave Korea after US prisoner swap

South Korea has confirmed the transfer of billions of dollars of Iranian funds that were frozen four years ago because of US sanctions – and gave rise to the threat of an investment treaty claim by Iran’s Central Bank.

19 September 2023

Vietnam fails to halt treaty claim by dual national

A French court has upheld an UNCITRAL tribunal’s decision to hear a dual national’s US$2.5 billion treaty claim against Vietnam over the cancellation of a thermal power project.

18 September 2023

Japanese solar investor pursues Spain in US court

A Japanese company has applied to a US court to enforce an ICSID award requiring Spain to pay over €23.5 million for changes to its incentives regime for solar power plants, putting the award in the public domain.

18 September 2023

Osborne Clarke opens in Miami with Spanish hire

London-headquartered firm Osborne Clarke is launching an office in Miami managed by newly hired partner Javier Fernández-Samaniego, a Spanish arbitrator and IT disputes specialist who formerly led Bird & Bird’s Madrid office.

15 September 2023

Sunken treasure saga leads to mega-claim against Colombia

A US company is pursuing a US$10 billion investment treaty claim against Colombia over treasure in the wreck of a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Cartagena more than three hundred years ago.

14 September 2023

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