Work Area: Telecoms

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

ICC arbitrators targeted in Kenyan mobile dispute

A Kenyan company has obtained a court order in Nairobi requiring the ICC to turn over documents for use in a fraud suit against an arbitrator – and says it has filed related criminal complaints against tribunal members in France and Austria.

02 November 2020

Georgia will face claim from telecoms investor

An Azerbaijani businessman has made good on a threatened ICSID claim against Georgia over alleged state interference in a local internet provider.

30 October 2020

US court confirms Indian satellite award

A US court has confirmed a US$562 million ICC award against Indian state-owned satellite company Antrix, rejecting suggestions that the tribunal had been improperly constituted.

29 October 2020

Orange brings claim against Iraq

UPDATED: French telecoms group Orange has filed an ICSID claim against Iraq over the alleged expropriation of its US$500 million investment in a Kurdistan-based mobile phone operator.

13 October 2020

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