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The Supreme Court of Oman has held that a lower court in the sultanate may hear a challenge to the validity of an award in a London-seated ICC arbitration – finding it has jurisdiction because the debtor is an Omani company.
26 October 2023
Tim Taylor KC, former head of international arbitration in Dubai at King & Wood Mallesons, has joined the partnership at US disputes boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss – but will continue to be based in the Middle East.
08 March 2023
A French-Algerian consultant has taken Qatar to ICSID, while Mexico is facing a claim by a US investor in its capital city’s parking system.
15 September 2022
A subsidiary of Singaporean conglomerate Keppel has filed a US$126 million ICC claim against the Qatar Public Works Authority over a terminated contract to build a sewage treatment plant in Doha.
01 June 2022
A Panama-registered foundation has reportedly threatened Qatar with a US$6 billion investment treaty claim over the frustration of its efforts to enforce a judgment against a member of the Gulf state’s ruling family.
14 February 2022
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 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 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
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
Construction disputes lawyer Niall Clancy has left Dentons to join Simmons & Simmons as partner in Doha.
20 August 2021
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