Work Area: Investor-state arbitration

French waste company takes Morocco to ICSID

A French waste management company that withdrew some of its services from Morocco has lodged an ICSID claim against the North African state.

14 August 2023

Ecolodge investors pursue claim against Tanzania

Investors in an ecolodge project are pursuing an investment treaty claim against Tanzania, it has emerged – as a recent ICSID award against the state is published.

11 August 2023

Zimbabwe fails to knock out ICSID enforcement actions

A US court has rejected Zimbabwe’s bid to dismiss actions to enforce a pair of ICSID awards worth US$440 million that held the state liable for “racially discriminatory” land expropriations.

11 August 2023

Emergency arbitrator grants measures against Chad

The UK’s Savannah Energy has obtained ICC emergency arbitrator relief against Chad to halt attempts to oust it from an oil pipeline venture.

10 August 2023

Kyrgyzstan challenges award over lakeside resorts

Kyrgyzstan has asked a US court to annul a US$33 million ICSID additional facility award in favour of four Uzbek investors over the expropriation of four lakeside resorts – putting the award in the public domain.

08 August 2023

US real estate company brings Argentina to ICSID

A US entity reportedly owned by the family of a Brazilian-Lebanese banking tycoon has lodged an ICSID claim against Argentina over a construction project.

07 August 2023

French court upholds seizure of Iraqi bank assets

The Paris Court of Appeal has allowed a Dutch supplier of night vision goggles to seize funds belonging to Iraq’s second-largest bank to satisfy a pair of ICC awards issued against Iraqi ministries two decades ago.

07 August 2023

Award creditors seize Spanish-owned property in London

Two renewable energy investors have seized land used by the Spanish government for an international private school in west London, as part of their battle to enforce a €120 million ICSID award.

04 August 2023

Israeli businessman brings claim against Ethiopia

An Israeli businessman who was reportedly imprisoned for several years in Ethiopia has brought a claim against the state at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

03 August 2023

US appeals court overturns enforcement of satellite award

A US appeals court has overturned the enforcement of a US$1.3 billion ICC award against Indian state-owned satellite company Antrix, saying the award debtor lacked a sufficient connection to the US.

02 August 2023

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