Work Area: Telecoms

Dos Santos loses final appeal over telecoms award

A company owned by Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos has lost a final appeal in the French courts relating to a US$646 million award, failing on arguments that the ICC was wrong to appoint all five members of the tribunal itself or that an arbitrator failed to disclose potential conflicts.

15 November 2022

Brazilian chamber to hear telecoms M&A dispute

Leading telecoms groups Telefónica, América Móvil and TIM have launched arbitration against troubled Brazilian operator Oi to slash the US$3.1 billion price they agreed to pay for its mobile assets.

05 October 2022

Canada BIT award upheld at ICSID

A subsidiary of Russian-owned telecoms group Veon has failed to revive a US$1.8 billion investment treaty claim against Canada – while the state has also failed to partially annul the award.

03 October 2022

Indian airline funds unfrozen in Canada

A Quebec appeal court has unfrozen US$17 million in funds belonging to India’s national flag carrier, finding that the province’s civil code does not permit enforcement against a state-owned company merely because it is an “alter ego” of a debtor state.

22 September 2022

Singapore company announces win against telecoms partner

A Singaporean technology company says it has won a favourable AAA award against its former partner in a Brazilian mobile network.

21 July 2022

Malaysian state telecoms company beats SIAC claim

Malaysia’s state-owned telecoms company says it has defeated a US$34.5 million SIAC claim brought by a Singapore-registered IPTV services provider, also winning a counterclaim for misrepresentation.

08 July 2022

Uruguay enforces costs award against failed ICSID claimant

A US court has enforced an ICSID award requiring a Florida telecoms company to pay nearly US$6 million in costs plus interest to Uruguay following an unsuccessful treaty claim that was backed by a third-party funder.

24 June 2022

ICSID panel says inter-state negotiation clause doesn’t derail claim

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed Georgia’s preliminary objection to a case concerning a local internet provider, holding that a pre-arbitration inter-state negotiation clause lacks “bite” and only required the investor to issue notice of its claim.

20 June 2022

Ericsson unit threatens claim against Kazakhstan amid criminal probe

A Croatian affiliate of Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson has said it may bring an arbitration against Kazakhstan over a US$21.5 million contract for a health information platform that has led to criminal proceedings against a former minister.

20 April 2022

Kosovo Telecom ordered to pay mobile operator

An ICC panel has ordered a Kosovan government-owned telecoms company to pay damages after finding that it failed to act in good faith during contract renewal talks with a local mobile operator.

23 February 2022

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