Region: Zambia

Zambian court halts liquidation of mining venture

A court in Zambia has blocked proceedings brought by a Zambian state-owned entity to wind-up its copper mining joint venture with the UK’s Vedanta Holdings, pending the resolution of an UNCITRAL arbitration between the parties.

23 November 2020

Canadian miner defeats Zambian fraud suit

A court in Lusaka has thrown out a Zambian state entity’s fraud suit against a Canadian mining company on the basis it was “materially the same” as a claim already dismissed by an UNCITRAL tribunal.

06 April 2020

South African court orders halt to Zambian liquidation proceedings

The High Court of South Africa has granted Vedanta Resources an injunction against a Zambian state-owned entity to prevent the liquidation of their copper-mining joint venture pending an international arbitration in Johannesburg.

23 July 2019

Zambian state entity fails to revive derivative claim

An English court has upheld an UNCITRAL tribunal's decision to bar a Zambian state-owned entity from pursuing a derivative claim against a subsidiary of Canadian mining company First Quantum on behalf of their joint venture vehicle.

07 June 2019

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