Region: Qatar

English court bars beIN piracy claim

Qatari media group beIN has been barred from raising piracy allegations against a Saudi broadcaster as a counterclaim in UK proceedings to enforce a DIFC-LCIA award.

25 October 2021

Egypt faces another cement claim

Egypt is facing a new ICSID claim by a German company over alleged interference in a cement business, while a PCA claim brought against it by Qatar has been discontinued.

21 October 2021

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Qatari sports broadcaster

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on Qatari state-backed broadcaster beIN Sport, paving the way for the potential settlement of a billion-dollar investment treaty dispute and a UK arbitration over the purchase of an English football club.

07 October 2021

Edison declares win in LNG price review

Italian energy company Edison says it has defeated a price review claim worth several hundred million euros relating to a long-term contract for the purchase of liquefied natural gas from Qatar.

20 September 2021

Simmons & Simmons hires in Doha

Construction disputes lawyer Niall Clancy has left Dentons to join Simmons & Simmons as partner in Doha.

20 August 2021

Qatari award blocked on appeal in Australia

The Federal Court of Australia has blocked enforcement of an award made in Qatar, ruling that a Doha court erred by stepping in to make the appointments.

21 July 2021

Convicted arbitrators’ award blocked in France

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

Tribunal hears claim against Saudi Arabia over Qatar blockade

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

Panels in place to hear Qatar's postal claims

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 launches treaty claims over blockade

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

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