Region: United States of America

Iberdrola wins award over US power project

An affiliate of Spanish electric utility Iberdrola has won a US$273 million ICDR award after its contract to build a power plant in Massachusetts was terminated when the project was reportedly 98% complete.

20 October 2021

Bristol Myers faces billion-dollar claim over cancer drug

An ICC panel in New York is hearing a US$1.5 billion claim against US pharmaceuticals group Bristol Myers Squibb over the supply of a cancer therapy drug that was blocked by Chinese regulators.

15 October 2021

Canada invokes treaty with US in pipeline dispute

Canada may pursue arbitration against the United States under a 1977 treaty in response to Michigan’s efforts to shut down a controversial pipeline because of environmental concerns.

13 October 2021

Trump loses claim against former aide

A reality TV star and former political aide to Donald Trump has defeated an American Arbitration Association claim in which the former US president alleged she broke a non-disclosure agreement by saying disparaging things about him, including in a tell-all book.

05 October 2021

Brown Rudnick sues construction client after ICDR win

US firm Brown Rudnick has sued to recover fees from an Austrian construction client after successfully defending it in a US$100 million ICDR arbitration.

01 October 2021

Webuild takes decade-old Argentina award to US court

Webuild, the Italian construction group formerly known as Salini Impregilo, has applied to a US court to enforce a US$21.3 million ICSID award that it won against Argentina a decade ago over a terminated water concession.

29 September 2021

Zimbabwe creditors race to enforce overlapping ICSID awards

Two sets of ICSID creditors have applied to a US court to enforce overlapping ICSID awards against Zimbabwe over land expropriations as they sue each other in London.

27 September 2021

Crystallex warns of NAFTA claim against US

The US government has once again refused to allow Crystallex to sell off Venezuelan state-owned assets to satisfy an ICSID award, despite the Canadian mining company’s warning that it may pursue a NAFTA claim against the United States as a result.

24 September 2021

US discovery question may be resolved after all

Hopes that the US Supreme Court might soon rule on the availability of discovery for foreign commercial arbitration have been revived thanks to a petition by a German-owned car parts company in a dispute over a billion-dollar M&A.

23 September 2021

Drymer resigns after Venezuela challenge

Canadian arbitrator Stephen Drymer has resigned from an ICSID tribunal hearing a US insurer’s claim against Venezuela after the state successfully challenged his appointment in a parallel UNCITRAL case.

23 September 2021

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