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A French court has refused to enforce a US$26 million award against a prominent Qatari businessman that resulted in criminal convictions for the arbitrators – finding that their decision to move the arbitral seat and transform the case into an ad hoc proceeding was in breach of due process.
05 February 2021
A tribunal is in place to hear a treaty claim brought against Saudi Arabia by a Qatari pharmaceutical company and its founder, who allege their investments were destroyed by the continuing blockade of Qatar by its Arab neighbours.
20 October 2020
Four tribunals are in place at the Permanent Court of Arbitration to hear claims by Qatar against its Middle Eastern neighbours over the suspension of postal services as part of their continuing blockade of the country.
15 September 2020
Qatar Airways has launched investment treaty claims seeking at least US$5 billion in damages from four Arab countries who have banned it from their airspace and their markets, as part of a continuing blockade in the Gulf.
22 July 2020
An ICC tribunal has made findings on liability in a long-running dispute between a Qatari state-backed entity and a construction joint venture over a £1.9 billion contract to build a medical facility in Doha.
13 May 2020
20 April 2020
An ICC tribunal has ordered Malaysian building company WCT Holding to pay US$35 million to three Gulf subcontractors in a dispute over the construction of Qatar’s interior ministry headquarters in Doha.
16 March 2020
The Universal Postal Union has passed an “unprecedented” resolution urging its bureau to appoint tribunal chairs in four arbitrations filed by Qatar against its Middle Eastern neighbours, relating to the suspension of postal services as part of the continuing blockade in the Gulf.
02 March 2020
28 January 2020
A UK court has upheld an ICC award that found a Qatari state-backed foundation validly terminated a contract for the construction of a £1.9 billion medical facility in Doha – a ruling with potentially “huge” financial consequences for the contractor.
04 October 2019
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