Work Area: Telecoms

Kyrgyzstan trounces telecoms claim

Kyrgyzstan says it has defeated a claim worth nearly US$300 million over the alleged expropriation of a mobile operator, with a tribunal finding the investment was tainted by corruption.

12 October 2021

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Qatari sports broadcaster

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

Agility and Orange win fraud claim against Lebanese bank

A joint venture between Kuwaiti logistics group Agility and France’s Orange has won a fraud claim against a Lebanese bank concerning an investment in an Iraqi mobile operator that is the subject of two ICSID cases.

05 October 2021

Kuwaiti investor seeks to revive Iraq telecoms claim

A Kuwaiti logistics group has turned to new counsel in its bid to revive a US$660 million ICSID claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of a mobile phone operator.

08 June 2021

Colombia defeats telecoms and banking claims

Colombia has prevailed in two investment treaty disputes – a billion-dollar ICSID claim by Mexico's América Móvil over the alleged expropriation of a telecoms concession and a US$323 million UNCITRAL claim brought by three dual nationals over their former ownership of a bank.

10 May 2021

Deutsche Telekom takes India award to US

Deutsche Telekom has applied to a US court to enforce an investment treaty award worth more than US$135 million against India, revealing that the state “essentially prevailed” during the quantum phase of the case.

20 April 2021

Kuwaiti investor loses ICSID claim against Iraq

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a Kuwaiti investor’s US$664 million claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of a mobile phone operator in Kurdistan – a dispute that has spawned several other arbitrations and bribery allegations.

23 February 2021

Mexican satellite fraud claim fails at ICDR

Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES has applied to enforce a costs award after fending off fraud claims brought by a Mexican business partner in an ICDR arbitration.

21 January 2021

Satellite investors seek to enforce treaty award against India

Mauritian investors have applied to a US court to enforce a US$111 million investment treaty award against India over a cancelled satellite telecoms deal – months after the enforcement of a billion-dollar ICC award related to the same project.

13 January 2021

Dechert faces renewed discovery bid in Iraqi telecoms dispute

A joint venture between French telecoms group Orange and Kuwaiti logistics group Agility has asked a US court to compel Dechert to produce documents concerning an alleged bribery scheme in Iraq for use in a US$1 billion ICC arbitration over its stake in a Kurdish mobile operator.

01 December 2020

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