Region: Rwanda


Featured in The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2023

21 April 2023

Indian creditor pursues Rwandan state entity

An Indian engineering company has asked a Paris court to enforce a US$32 million award against a Rwandan state-owned entity over a power transmission project, as related civil and criminal proceedings play out in Kigali.

19 August 2022

Rwandan state entity loses power plant claim

A Rwandan state entity has lost a US$80 million UNCITRAL claim against the UK-owned operator of a first-of-its-kind power plant on one of Africa’s Great Lakes.

10 August 2022

ICSID round-up: a defeated claim, an award upheld and new cases

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a claim worth more than US$95 million brought by US mining companies against Rwanda, while Spain has failed to overturn a renewables award and there are new cases against Romania and Iraq.

04 April 2022

The Kigali centre – 10 years on

Ten years after its launch – and almost 200 cases later – Thomas Kendra of Hogan Lovells in Paris, a member of the Kigali International Arbitration Centre's board, looks at the development of the centre, focusing on the challenges it has faced and efforts it has made to overcome them, and considers what the future holds.

25 March 2022

Indian company wins claim over Rwandan power network

An Indian company has won US$32 million in a claim against a Rwandan state-owned entity over a contract for a power transmission network connecting Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

30 September 2021

Rwanda threatened over seizure of gold refinery

A Belgian business magnate has threatened Rwanda with a US$50 million ICSID claim, alleging his refinery was subject to a “hostile take-over” and the seizure of gold bars by state authorities.

09 September 2021

Bond call can proceed in Rwandan power plant dispute

The Commercial Court in London has refused to restrain a call on a bond in a dispute over the US$215 million construction of a peat-fired power plant in Rwanda pending an ICC emergency arbitration in Singapore.

15 April 2021

Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC)

28 January 2020

Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC)

04 January 2019

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