Region: Saudi Arabia

Turkish construction group files ICSID claim against Saudi Arabia

A Turkish construction company that previously brought treaty claims against Libya and Syria has now lodged an ICSID case against Saudi Arabia, alleging it is the victim of a denial of justice in the country's courts.

22 August 2023

Egypt knocks down mega-claim to US$22 billion

An UNCITRAL tribunal has thrown out US$30 billion in claims lodged by Saudi real estate investors in a treaty case against Egypt, GAR has learned – while it continues to hear remaining claims worth US$22 billion.

07 June 2023

The new Saudi rules reviewed

Barrister and arbitrator Michael Patchett-Joyce, of 36 Commercial in London, looks at how the new rules of the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration future-proof the arbitral process in Saudi Arabia.

08 May 2023

New rules empower SCCA court

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has unveiled a new, revised set of rules which, among other things, empower its new court chaired by Jan Paulsson.

02 May 2023

A progress report on Saudi Arabia’s arbitration-friendliness

Featured in The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2023

21 April 2023

Freshfields promotes in Singapore and Saudi Arabia

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Samantha Tan in Singapore and Amani Khalifa, who will shortly relocate from Dubai to Riyadh, to the partnership.

17 April 2023

Saudi centre shares annulment data

There is only an 8% annulment rate for arbitral awards in Saudi Arabia and there was no example of a foreign arbitral award being annulled because of violation of public policy or shariah law in the first nine months of this year, the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has revealed at an event held as part of Dubai Arbitration Week.

02 December 2022

Saudi centre launches in Dubai

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has launched "SCCA Dubai", its first office outside Saudi Arabia.

13 November 2022

Saudi centre unveils new court

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has announced the creation of an independent "SCCA court" to determine technical and administrative matters related to its caseload, featuring leading international figures and with Bahrain-based arbitrator Jan Paulsson as president.

10 November 2022

Chinese-Saudi telecoms dispute kicks off at ICSID

Saudia Arabia is facing an ICSID claim by a Hong Kong investor in a now-liquidated telecoms consortium that had its operating licence cancelled by the state.

27 July 2022

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