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Argentina: Japan wants to invest in energy and mining sector, says secretary
Argentina and Japan are moving ahead with a bilateral investment treaty.
Kazakhstan’s frozen billions sound alarm for sovereign funds
The case is one of several brought to courts in Europe by Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati who is attempting to force the Kazakh government to pay up in a dispute about his energy investments in the oil-rich country.
Gambia gov’t spends two billion dalasis on arbitration cases!
How can the Goverment risk billions of dalasis in arbitration costs, once more, with Africa Petroleum? What money will pay for this trial?
Arbitrator: EMG due $1.03b from Egypt over canceled gas contract
Decision comes six years after supplies were halted, forcing EMG shareholder Ampal into bankruptcy.
US$22.6 billion of assets of Kazakhstan’s national fund remains frozen
Frozen assets secure a US$520 million award against Republic of Kazakhstan.
Belt and road initiative: Ominously, Chinese investment in South Asia target control of natural resources
Economic corridors have hardly been as controversial as China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI). It could have avoided controversies if it had proceeded in a consultative fashion like multi-country cross-border corridors.
A new Micula-type case on the horizon?
The EC claimed intra-EU investment treaty arbitration is in breach of EU law. If the CJEU were to confirm the decision of the EC, the application of the ICSID Convention within the EU would be seriously endangered.
Swedish court upholds $100 million asset freeze on Kazakh shares held in Sweden
Stockholm District Court issued a judgment clearing the way for the Stati parties to collect the US$520 million arbitration award against the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Final arbitration hearings on India tax demand in August: Cairn Energy
Cairn commenced international arbitration proceedings against India under the UK—India Bilateral Investment Treaty in 2015.
Kazakhstan says freeze lifted on $22 billion in oil fund assets
The assets held by the fund’s custodian were frozen last October after a lawsuit by Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati who seeks to enforce a $500 million arbitration ruling against the Astana government.
Sorainen and V&E successful for E-energija in ICSID arbitration against Latvia
Latvia must compensate E-energija EUR 3.7 million for investment abuse in the district heating business.
Saudi investment sought for gas pipeline
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have accelerated negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty.
Energie: un forum algéro-américain fin janvier à Houston
Le forum offre l’opportunité aux deux pays de réaffirmer leur liens dans le domaine du commerce et de l’investissement.
Turkey, Somalia sign Economic Partnership Agreement
Last week, Turkey and Somalia signed economic partnership agreement.The countries also came to an understanding on fishing and fisheries. Under this, Turkish fishermen will be able to fish in Somalia’s territorial waters.
Total evicts people from their land in Uganda
The French oil company Total evicts people from their land in Uganda to make room for an oil processing facility.
Nafta has worked for US oil industry: executive
The US oil industry has benefitted from the free trade pact with Canada and Mexico, and an industry representative urged the Trump administration to keep the deal intact.
Moldovan businessman to seek foreclosure of Kazakh oil field stake
Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati will ask bailiffs to sell a $5.2 billion stake in the Kashagan oil field owned by a Kazakh sovereign wealth fund if Astana refuses to pay a $500 million arbitration award.
Dutch court upholds $5.2 billion asset freeze on Kazakhstan oil field
The Dutch court held that Kazakhstan is and will remain the sole shareholder of Samruk and that Samruk’s board is controlled by Kazakhstan.
Spain meets the ICSID grand inquisitor: the Eiser case
The recent Eiser v. Spain ICSID award is yet another example of a state being condemned to pay a large monetary sum merely because an investor has been economically disadvantaged by a reasonable and necessary regulatory change.
Leaked documents reveal how Shell blackmailed Nigeria in Malabu deal
Shell used an arbitration case it filed with the International Centre for the Settlement of International Disputes to railroad the government into brokering truce between it and Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd, its estranged erstwhile partner and the original licensee.